Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils
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Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils
Advantages: good quality
==Crayola 24 Coloured Pencils==
Jack does love to do a bit of colouring in and drawing even if he does have my limited drawing capabilities at least he tries. I have bought him all sorts of different pencils over his 5 years and these have ranged from the super cheap pencils that our local Poundland sells, colouring pencils from Tesco to the most expensive Crayola pencils.
It has to be said that when it comes to colouring pencils, you really do get what you pay for and after trying all these different makes of pencil I have come to the conclusion that you can really only buy the Crayola pencils to get a long lasting, good coloured pencil. For the price they are the most expensive when buying children colouring pencils and for this pack of 24 pencils which was our most recent purchase from Tesco we paid around £4.50p.
The pencils themselves are all rounded as opposed to the cheaper type of pencils which are more of a hexagon shape. I think both myself and Jack find these rounded Crayola pencils more comfortable to hold and I think with Jack still gripping onto the pencils rather tightly it does make it far more comfortable for him to use these over the hexagon ones. The Crayola pencils are all fully sharpened in the pack and we find that they are easy to sharpen once they have been worn down and the leads are super strong compared to the cheaper pencils which means that they are far harder to break when both colouring and sharpening.
The 24 colours in the pack range right through the spectrum and there are a couple which are different variants of a colour. For example there is a dark green and a light green. 24 colours gives you a really good range and I like the fact that the pencils have the different colours stamped on to the bottom of each corresponding pencil.
The leads in these Crayola pencils seem to be a little thicker than the cheaper pencils you can get which makes for a lot easier use. The pencils can be pressed hard on the paper or used gently to create a lighter shade of the colour. The back of the box does go into a little detail on how to get the most from these pencils and how to work on shading and the like but this is a little lost on Jack even with me trying to explain it all.
Overall I find these Crayola pencils probably the best that you can get for children arts and colouring. They are worth the extra money and apart from loosing them in various places I should think that they last for a good while yet as they are all still pretty long even with a good deal of sharpening. They are comfortable, strong and have bright bold colours which can be used either hard or soft to create different shades. I think they have got to warrant a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
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