My 18 month old LOVES to color. She knows what to do, well, scribble mostly, but she knows what crayons are for. But, she also LOVES to eat the crayons!! Oh it drives me insane. She starts out good, without putting them in her mouth, but then its like the second I look away, or I don't pay attention, she sticks them in her mouth and bites off the tips, and if I haven't noticed that, then she'll just try to eat the whole thing. I swear, she's going to poop out a crayon one of these days! I've tried different crayons, I've stayed with her the whole time she colors, and what not, but she wont stop. Is it just a phase? I know alot of kids do it, but she's been doing it for a while now. Im not going to just not let her color, but I'm tired of throwing crayons away, and buying new ones!!