This set of 9 colored stick or twig pencils are made from real tree twigs that have had colored pencil lead inserted in one end. Each set of 9 has one each of purple, pink, salmon orange, yellow, brown, green, blue, and red colored pencils. The wood is hard and sturdy and these are real twigs so the look of the bark varies between pencils and some may have some curve or bend to them or be thicker or thinner than others. The lead goes back about 1 inch or more and the twigs themselves are approx 5 inches. If a sharp large holed sharpener can’t be found, they can be whittled with a sharp knife to sharpen them. Photos are stock photos, you may not receive these exact twig pencils but ones very similar. These twig pencils give an authentic rustic look to any party, scavenger hunt, scout event, educational award, wedding favor, etc. Out of country buyers be advised you are responsible for any import or customs taxes or duties on your end and for knowing your import laws in regards to wood products.