For everyone to use - children, students, artists, art lovers or the curious. Whatever your generation or artistic experience, all you need is the desire to create! Neocolor II professional crayons by Caran D'ache, are water-soluble, wax and oil based pastel crayons. They have a soft, velvety texture and they do not crumble. Their ultra-high pigment concentration, superior covering power, luminous colors and excellent lightfastness set them miles above similar products. Perfect for mixed media, wash drawing, rainbow techniques, stenciling and steel engraving, the Neocolor II crayons dissolve completely in water, never leaving clumps on your artwork. Each stick measures 3/8" × 4".