Anyone else frustrated with the lack of RED in Crayola's construction paper crayons? Me too! It's amazing how limited you are when you don't have red. I discovered a solution by accident last year as we were working on these adorable self portraits in 1st grade. There was not a great color for lighter skintones, and I had the new Crayola Color Sticks, which I also love. The color sticks are also limited color choices, but by combining color sticks and construction paper crayons on this project, the results were just perfect! Color sticks are a unique material, they're not like crayons, or chalk, or even a colored pencil. I love using them on dark papers, but they are also great on white.