These pencils are made from recycled newspaper. They are non-toxic (EN-71 European standard) and use a water-based glue. Water resistant and easily sharpened. Assorted wildlife designs (currently an alligator, zebra, leopard, snake, tiger, bear, parrot, turtle, kingfisher, marine fish, starfish and hummingbird). Assorted lead colors (yellow, red, orange, pink, lite green, dark green, brown, black, purple/violet, dark blue, turquoise, gold/rust). These exquisite pencils are very artful. #2 hb. Beautiful box of 12. Eco categories: Recycled, less toxic.