Lil Doodlers was an idea that was born out of seeing all of the bits of broken crayon bits around my house. I kept thinking I just needed to find the time to melt them down to recycle them into something useful again instead of throwing them away and adding more to our landfills - so I found some cute molds - and loved making the crayons new again! My crayons I sell here are brand new Crayola crayons, so no worries about germs or anything else. I don't add anything to them at all, they are 100% Crayola crayons, so they are just as safe and non-toxic as the Crayola crayons you are used to using. I have so much fun creating new crayons, and searching for new molds.