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 design (currently an alligator, giraffe, zebra leopard, snake, tiger, elephant, bear, parrot and turtle). These exquisite pencils are very artful. #2 hb. Beautiful box of 10. Eco categories: Recycled, less toxic.