Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils
Advantages: good price, easy to use, leads don't break
Disadvantages: never a light blue!
Art is one of my main interests and hobbies and I will be starting an art based course next year at university. I've always been creative and loved drawing ever since I was little and learnt from an early age that Crayola are one of the best arty brands out there, they are a brand that I grew up using many of their products because they worked the best and always had the best colours.
Now being a student and properly into art I prefer using ridiculously expensive but still really great derwent pencils (about £60 for a tin of 40-50 and they are about £1.20-£1.50 for each pencil!). However I still buy packs of crayola pencils often as they are really good quality for such a cheap price. They are limited in colours but they give the user the basic colours needed and they are easily blended because the leads are soft which a lot of other packs of pencils are not. I remember when I was younger other colouring pencils were often difficult to colour with because the leads were hard which made the colour come out looking plastic and horrible on paper, the colours always seem to be extremely dull when compared with Crayolas bright ones too.
Although the leads are soft, they are not easily broken when dropped which is a great plus for them to be banging about in your bag or for young kids as they won't need to be sharpened every few minutes because they keep braking.
This 12 and 24packs are a great simple starter pack for anyone but if you have kids who are really into drawing I definitely recommend a larger pack that come in a plastic wallet as they allow more creativity and experimental freedom with colours, I had the bigger packs when I was younger and had much more fun with them.
The only bad point I have about this pack is there never seems to be a light blue colour, although you can use the dark blue lightly it still doesn't give the effect wanted. I think Crayola should replace the white pencil with light blue as the white never really gets used much unless you're drawing on black paper.
Overall I recommend Crayola pencils and Crayola in general as they are a very reliable brand that produce strong colours and long lasting products. They are good for all ages, very young because the colours are so bright and even for serious art students as you can find many uses for them but are still great just for colouring.
Summary: Great price, great quality
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