“ Brand: Bic „
Bic craft items have long been a favourite in this house - and this wallet is a collection of three products; felt tips, traditional pencils and plastic crayons, 12 of each. We have been using the plastic crayons, available to purchase separately in packs of 12 and 24, for a long time - they are perhaps the best items in this pack. Coverage is great and there is a good range of colours as per the photo - including a lovely silver and gold. We find the plastidecor crayons very long lasting and they do not break and can be sharpened like normal crayons. The felt tip pens too have a very good nib and are are better than other brands and not drying out in my experience, whilst being fairly easy to wash off little hands, and the colours are vibrant. I would say that the pencils are averagely good - I much prefer Staedtler ergosoft Colouring Pencils which are, admittedly much pricier. These particular pencils have a very hard lead and aren't great to sharpen or hold and can be prone to breaking and aren't easy to shade with, and the finish on them just doesn't suggest a quality item. As we have sharpened them they haven't fared as well as more expensive pencils at all, which is a great shame as everything else is just so good.
Pencil issues aside, for colouring on the go this pack is a great idea though as it is compact and everything is stored and accessible. The way the pack unfolds is clever, though we have found some of the top layer plastic crayons are prone to not staying put, overall it works well. It also encourages my kids to keep all the colours together and in one place - a definite plus. My eight year old keeps this item safely stowed in her desk drawer ready for use at home or trips out and has yet to lose a single item in the set, despite owning it for a while thanks I think to the clever design. I really like this product and have given it 4 stars just because we have used better pencils, but the other two items in the set are excellent.
Set currently priced at £9.18 on amazon and gratefully received by me as part of the Vine programme