[caption id="attachment_956" align="aligncenter" width="380" caption="Perfect for the child, artist, writer, sudoku or crossword enthusiast."] [/caption] Earthzone's pencils make a great stocking stuffer for the kids (I use the term "kids" loosely) in your life. These nifty things are made from 100 per cent post-consumer newspaper. Earthzone takes used, whole newspaper sheets, flattens and cuts them, then creates these fab writing/colouring utensils. Also, no toxic chemicals are used in these pencils and the erasers are latex-free. And, put your shavings in the blue bin, because they can be recycled. I especially love that you can see remnants of used newspapers close to the nib of the pencil. How cool is that? Fun fact from Earthzone: Recycling a four-foot stack of newspapers preserves a 40-foot tree! Earthzone makes HB pencils, coloured pencils and a premium artist's series pencils. Products are available at www.earthzone.com and at Chapters Indigo stores across Canada. What are you getting the "kids" in your life this Christmas?