Lyra Colour Giants Nature Single Colour Pencils

Product Description

Product Description


Lyra Colour Giants are beautiful colouring pencils that have PEFC endorsed unlacquered wood and come in a large range of highly pigmented and extra strong colours.  


The pencils feel lovely to hold because of the hexagonal shape and the thicker diameter (10mm), which makes it easier for small and big hands to hold.  The colour glides on beautifully with little pressure needed. 


This product listing is for single colours in the Lyra Colour Giants range - please select the colour  before adding to your cart.


WARNING:  Presence of removable small parts which could be swallowed

Not recommended for children under 3 years.

Not suitable for children under 3 years


Environmentally Friendly  Non toxic materials

Fine Motor skills  Emotional skills  Communication skills  Thinking & Problem solving skills

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Product Materials & Care Instructions


Environmentally Friendly  Non toxic

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Made in China


The pencil is hexagonal in shape and approximately 17.5cm long with a diameter of 10mm.  Extra thick lead 6.25mm with 4 colour core that is break resistant.


CE certified  - complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

Spiel Gut certification - tested by children and experts.

ACMI - AP certification - Non-Toxic materials.

PEFC certified - this product is from sustainably managed forest and controlled sources.


About Lyra Germany


Lyra Germany has been making high-quality wooden pencils for over 200 years for use in kindergartens, schools, art and the office.  Lyra value’s itself on their quality and report that each product is subject to strict criteria.  The pencils themselves are beautiful to hold with thicker leads, diameter of the pencil and have a lovely pigment that glides on easily (perfect for little hands). 


The Lyra pencil range complies with safety and health requirements of the EU directive 2009/48/EC on “Safety of Toys”  and carries the Spiel Gut logo which signifies that their products have been tested with children and examined by experts (professionals and parents that are independent of the toy industry and retailers).  The criteria for carrying the Spiel Gut logo includes: play value, workmanship, material, construction, durability, design, size, quantity, quality of the instructions for playing or making and suitability for the appropriate age group.


The Lyra pencil range also carries the ACMI AP logo - the Art and Creative Materials Institute Inc., which is an international association that certifies that art and creative products are safe.  The AP portion of the logo is specifying that the product is Non-Toxic after being evaluated by qualified toxicologist.  You can read more about the ACMI logo here.  


Lyra Germany is committed to ensuring the impact to the environment is minimised by having over 85% of the wood used for pencils are FSC or PEFC certified.  The range that we carry all contain the PEFC logo which means that the wood used in these products are from proven environmentally, economically and socially sustainable forestry.  You can read more about the PEFC logo here.  


Lyra Germany was acquired by FILA Group in 2008.  Both the Ferby and Super Ferby range of coloured pencils are still manufactured in Germany and the Colour Giants are being manufactured in China through the FILA Group.

Development of Skills


Fine Motor skills  Emotional skills  Communication skills  Thinking & Problem solving skills

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Pencils can help build:

  • Fine Motor control:  when drawing, children need to develop a more coordinated movement of their hands and fingers, develop strength in the muscles of the fingers and hand and build on their hand and eye coordination.  Lyra pencils are thicker and easier to grasp, particularly the Ferby range, which helps reduce muscle fatigue and make the coordination of hand/finger movements a little easier.

Pencils are also tools to help stimulate creative play.  Creative play can be important in building the following skills:

  • Emotional skills:  creativity is a form of free expression - the ability to make something in response to your own experiences and feelings.  It is important to give children the opportunity to do this without any boundaries or restrictions on what it is they want to create.  Creativity also helps foster and celebrate the uniqueness of each child which is important for developing more confidence in themselves which can translate into improved mental health.
  • Communication skills:  drawing or any form of creative expression is a form of non-verbal communication that attempts to show other people your thoughts and feelings.  Children who have difficulty expressing their feelings and thoughts with words may be able to do this better through drawing/painting.
  • Thinking & Problem-solving skills:  having the opportunity to be creative with drawing helps the brain process information that children have experienced in the past and make this into a drawing.  It also allows children to try out new ideas and different ways of thinking and problem-solving.
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*This information is provided for help with normal development and safety measures should always be taken to ensure children are playing with age appropriate toys (e.g. don't let a small child who is likely to swallow toys to play with an item that carries the Not for under 3 icon). 



Fair trade - products that have been produced in factories/workshop/communities that have fair and safe working conditions

Environmentally friendly - products have been produced using environmentally friendly materials and/or have made significant modifications to the production/manufacturing process to minimise the impact on the environment

Organic materials - products that are either 100% organic materials or predominately made from organic materials - we will include in the product information all the organic materials.

Recycled materials - product is predominately made up of recycled materials - we will include in the product information all of the product parts that contain recycled materials

Non toxic materials - products made entirely of non toxic materials - we will ensure all ingredients/product materials are included in the product description tabs and the safety requirements they meet (e.g. FDA safety)

Not for under 3 - products contain small materials which are not safe for children under 3 years of age.  These products are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Australian made - products that are made within Australia. 

Fine motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing fine motor skills - the co ordination of the muscles within the fingers, hand and arm that help to manipulate and control objects/tools/materials.

Gross motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful to develop gross motor skills - the the co ordination of the large muscles within the legs, arms or whole body and help us move (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, balancing and physical activity)

Communication skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing verbal and non verbal communication skills (ability to read, write, speak, gestures and use of facial expressions).  It is also about developing social relationships with friends and family.

Emotional skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the ability for children to express their thoughts and feelings and recognise these feelings themselves.  Once children are able to recognise these feelings, it is also important for them to learn the appropriate way to respond to them (e.g. not ok to hit when angry).  It is also about developing confidence, self reliance and independence that all lead to better mental health.

Sensory skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the sensory system - taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and the movement based senses - proprioception (in our joints/muscles that lets us know if our body parts are straight or bent) and vestibular (helps keep our balance).

Thinking and problem solving skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the way the brain processes more complex information and then how it responds to this information to help build things like intelligence, memory, creative thinking, imaginative thinking and the ability to complete daily tasks that allow us to function in a community.


Shipping Information

Date last reviewed:  28th June 2020.


Due to the current climate with COVID19, we are minimising the time we are out and about and can currently only ship orders on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.  If your order is urgent, please select express shipping.  


During busy periods shipping times may be extended - please place a comment in the notes section of your order if you need the item by a specific time and ensure you select express shipping.  


All orders are shipped with Australia Post unless they are bulky in which case we will contact you if another shipping service is required.  You will receive tracking numbers with all orders placed.  


Shipping within Australia

Flat rate of $10.00* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking


Free if you spend over $150* in one transaction (after discount is applied) - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking.


Express Post can be organised for a flat rate of $15.00 for next business day delivery*+  


Flate Rate + Signature on Delivery $12.95* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post.  


Insurance cover is provided for all parcels up to the value of $100.  If you require insurance on your delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can organise an invoice to include the cost of shipping and insurance.  


*unless your order is heavy (greater than 2kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don’t want to squish into a box).  We are unable to offer Express Post delivery for parcels that exceed these requirements.  In this instance, we will contact you if your parcel exceeds these requirements to organise an alternative delivery option (if available) or additional charges may apply.

+Australia Post guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network.  To view Australia Post’s Express Post delivery network, click here (please note, you will be redirected to Australia Post website).


Shipping to New Zealand


Flat Rate of $20* - standard shipping using Australia Post or DHL including tracking.   


*unless your order is heavy (greater than 1.5kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don't want to squish into a box).  If you require insurance for your parcel delivery, please contact us for a quote and we can do up an invoice for you that includes this.  


International Shipping

We want to share the Wild and Whimsical Things love around, so we want to offer International shipping to our customers on the other side of the world.  At the moment, we are unable to offer shipping to the USA or Canada but please feel free to contact us in case this changes and we can update you.


If you want to make a purchase from overseas, please send us an email with the items you are wanting to purchase from the shop and we can give you a quote for shipping to your country.  Previously we did a Flat Rate, but due to the nature of our products, the pricing was quite variable and we want to offer the best shipping price we can.   


Email: or +61 427 183 399


Please note that all bulky and heavy items are not eligible for International shipping.  We provide a little note on our products if they are excluded from International delivery.


Important:  Wild and Whimsical Things are unable to take responsibility for any additional taxes or import duties that may occur in transit and/or delivery of our packages.  Please contact your local customs (most have information available on their website), who may be able to give you more guidance on what sort of charges you may incur.


Please read the information in the description boxes before making a decision to purchase.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact us to clarify before purchasing.  You can contact us via email or phone: or +61 427 183 399.

Exchange & Refund Policy

We can offer a change of mind on purchases (at our discretion), provided you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, the products are returned in an unused, unworn and resalable condition with all tags and labels intact (including original packaging).  If your item is faulty, please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer, contact us via email or phone to arrange an exchange/refund - or +61 427 183 399.  We are unable to provide refunds for gift cards if you change your mind. 


You will need to provide a copy of the valid receipt with the returned product. 


Please see our more detailed policy at, where you will also find information regarding the process to return the products to Wild and Whimsical Things.