Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Short but Sweet: Graphite Pencils

Who would have thought a simple pencil would have such a fascinating history? Carrie tells us all about the first pencils and where they came from.

Graphite in its natural form

The softer the graphite the darker the stroke. 

Graphite pencils used to be flat not round like we use today.
Tune in next week for another Short but Sweet!


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