My daughter has shown a creative side since starting nursery and to try and encourage that, I bought a set of crayons for her. I settled on these Crayola jumbo crayons in the end as even at 19 months, she has a tendency to put things to her mouth and although that was still possible with these, I felt a bit happier due to their chunky size. Their recommended age is those aged 12 months and over. Due to her tendency to chew, I have to limit her use of crayons to times only when I can sit at the table and very closely supervise her use, but I felt that for those times these would be suitable. The crayons cost £4.50 in WHSmith which I felt was quite expensive, but it seems that they cost similar from other retailers such as Amazon. For that price, there are 24 crayons and a tub.
Originally one of the other reasons I chose these was due to the tub provided. I thought it would be handy to keep them in when not in use. But, the tub is only flimsy plastic and doesn't seem to have lasted too long - ours began to split on the lid after one or two uses, but it was useful for a brief time before I found a more permanent place to keep them. I don't feel that the plastic tub is suitable for children as the splitting created plastic edges that were quite sharp. I have now tipped the crayons into a separate (and more child friendly) cup. The other thing to point out about the tub is that the 24 crayons have to be stacked vertically otherwise they don't all fit - it's a tight squeeze even then. If you just chuck them in there, the lid won't sit on the top.
The colour of these crayons varies quite a bit and most of the more popular colours (red, blue, yellow, green) come in a couple of different shades too. There are also grey, purple, bright pink, orange, white and black crayons. I feel that they offer a good selection and when I've been colouring in pictures with her, I've always felt that the colours on offer have always been appropriate for the various pictures. For example, a lot of our pictures have grass and sky on - there is a perfect light blue crayon for the sky and a perfect dark green colour for the grass.
We have found that the lighter colours ie the white crayon has ended up covered in marks from the darker crayons but it hasn't really impacted on it's use. The white one doesn't get used often anyway. The crayons have rarely ended up on my daughter's clothing but when they have, they've washed out no problem.
They are around 8cm long but they are very chunky and therefore very sturdy. We've not found any of the endings break off, although they perhaps would with older children - Little Miss doesn't press very hard when she uses them and instead just lightly moves it across the paper from side to side. That does make a mark although I think you need to press hard to colour any large area. They are about 2cm wide so they have a nice area for her to hold on to which is great as she's not quite grasped how to hold them. They also don't have any sort of paper covering over them which was one of the things I wanted to avoid as I saw it as something extra that she might try to chew off.
One thing that concerns me is that it doesn't actually state anywhere at all on the insert in the tub as to what these are made from and I can't seem to find them on Crayola's website to check.
Even though the age recommendation is 12 months and up, I definitely wouldn't have given these to her at that age due to our experience of her putting things to her mouth. I do limit her time with them even now for that reason. I also feel that children have to press quite hard with these to colour anything in and I'm not sure whether a 12 month old would be able to press so hard for them to make any impression or mark on paper. Even now I feel that our little one is still a bit too young for them, we end up with a few lines across the page but nothing major and it's usually me that ends up colouring everything in. I've rated them three stars. I think for £4.50, it wasn't a lot to ask for the tub to be more substantial and I've taken another off because I'm not convinced by their recommended age - I personally feel it should be a little older.
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Product: Crayola Beginnings 24 Jumbo Crayons
Around 5-6 months ago I bought the Crayola Beginnings 24 Jumbo Crayons for when my 3 year old niece comes to visit our house as a little something to try and keep her occupied.
I bought the crayons for £4.10 from Amazon. The Crayons come packaged in a see through plastic round tub with a removable lid. The tub contains 24 jumbo colourful crayons.
The crayons are safe for children 12 months plus to use. As the crayons are so chunky these make it extra easy for small hands to grip them comfortably and with ease.
I found with normal size crayons these were too hard for her to hold and they always seem to break far too easily, the jumbo ones are perfect for toddlers and as of yet we have had no breakages.
My niece loves to colour with these, the variety of colour shades show up really well on paper and are of fantastic quality.
Not only are these great for colouring as she also loves to tell us the colour of each crayon and seems to have so much fun emptying the crayons out of the tub and placing them all back in again, oh the joys of being a 3 year old.
I would definitely recommend these to others, fantastic quality and great value for money.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
I bought these crayons a few weeks ago for my son, as the weather is getting colder, it is harder to find things to occupy him in the house most of the day! I have started doing all different arts and crafts with him, and one of his favourite things to do is drawing!
I ordered these jumbo crayons from Amazon for around £5. They come in a clear tub, so you can see all the crayons, which are all different colours. You get 24 in a tub, and the colours are really nice, really bright and colourful. There are different shades of colours too, such as light blue and dark blue. They will be really helpful too when my son is learning his colours!
The actual crayons are really nice and chunky, and my 18 month old has no problem holding them. He gets a good grip on them easily, but never presses down hard enough for the colour to be very bold on the paper! At his age, he is not pressing the crayons down he just sort of sweeps them across the paper so the colour comes out really light on the paper, but I am sure he will learn how to use them properly soon. When I have used them myself, the colours are lovely and bold, and they are really easy to draw with. He loves just banging these crayons on the paper too and none of them have broken at all.
My son absolutely loves emptying these crayons out on to the table and then putting them all back in one by one, he is fascinated by them. He will play with them for ages, it really keeps him occupied.
I would definately recommend these jumbo crayons, the colours are lovely, they are easy for young children to grip, they feel strong and durable too, my son has not broke any yet. I am sure they will last for a long while if they are taken care of, so for £5 you really can't go wrong with these!
My daughter has turned 1 and as I have a love of crafty things I was thrilled to discovered Crayola do a range of products suitable from 12months, so decided to stock up. One of the products that I brought her were the Crayola Beginnings Crayons.
You get 24 chunky wax crayons in a wide range of colours supplied in a clear plastic tub. The colours really are lovely- they are bright and really stand out. They are good size and my little one finds them quite easy to pick up and grip- she is still learning to colour and draw but loves to play with them. She does have a tendency to drop or throw then and they have stood up to this very well none have broken or chipped- particularly impressive given that we have a laminate floor. The packaging is handy to continue to store them in after use, but is a little flimsy- however we have lots of other Crayola goodies so have a nice craft box.
I can see this set lasting us a very long time and would have no hesitation buying another set in future. They are really excellent value, with a great range of colours and easy for little hands to hold.
They are widely available online and in supermarkets and cost around £4.
Well what can I say about these jumbo crayons except that they're fantastic! Baby B (toddler B now!) is very much in favour of these crayons and right now as I'm typing she is scribbling furiously with them!
They come in a pack of 24 and they are all different colours- including a white one too which certainly provokes a lot of confusion when used on ordinary white paper! The colours are varied with lots of different shades which I think is useful in teaching children about the differences between two kinds of blue or green and what not.
The crayons are quite thick which means that no matter how much Baby B throws them around the room and munches on them they still stay in one piece! I can imagine that ordinary size crayons would snap really easily if I let her get her hands on them! It does also reduce the risk of bits being swallowed too- if she gnaws on them she can't break bits off so doesn't end up with bits of crayon in her tummy!
There is now paper wrapped round them either which again is a good point!
The end of the crayon is shaped so it is pointy like you would expect and Baby B has soon learnt that this is the right way round to have the crayon! If she picks it up with the blunt side facing downwards she turns it round right away!
The size of them means that they are good for babies to grip onto too. She is able to hold it quite steadily and give a good go at scribbling on the paper!
The pot they come in is a round plastic one and this is nice and light and is a game in itself- lets see how quickly we can empty the crayons! Or, as it was yesterday, let's see how quickly we cna put the crayons back in! Baby B likes to go around the lounge carrying her pot of crayons and seeing what mischeif she can get into! I now have a lovely scribble on the case of my laptop as well as some very artistic doodles on the fire place! Luckily they can be removed with warm soapy water!
In my opinion these are great crayons as they encourage creativity from a young age but in a safe way too seeing as they're not choking hazards. They have provided a lot of entertainment and fun so far and I know that they will remain to be a popular toy in our house for some time yet!
We bought ours on Amazon for about £1.50 which i think is a bargain as they can be enjoyed for a long time and help to educate as well as entertain! In my opinion it was a great purchase and Baby B is more than happy with them! I'm really very impressed by them. They are suitable from 12 months.
When my son first started taking an interest in drawing as a toddler I started looking for some chunky crayons for him. I came across these Crayola Jumbo Crayons, they were more expensive than I wanted to spend at the time but there were no other chunky crayons on sale in the shop I was in, so I purchased them.
They come in a tub of 24 colours. The durable plastic tub has a re-closeable lid so you can always store the crayons in it. Far more practical than some of the ones that come in cardboard boxes and they wear easily and tear.
They are chunky and are brightly coloured, fantastic size for toddlers as they are easily gripped. They come with one slightly 'sharpened' end and they are flat at the other end. They are great for travel as I always keep a few of these in a mini pencil case with a small colouring book in our changing bag in place of chunky toys I once needed to take with us.
We have had one pack of these now for several months and they are still a very god size with not that much wear. Two of them have been broken in half as they were dropped from table height on to a hard floor and they snapped (but still usable) but I would imagine most crayons would break with this impact.
The colours are great but there are a few (mainly the greens) that all come out at pretty much the same colour. There are 3-4 shades of green and 3 of them draw a very similar colour even though the crayons all look quite different.
I bought these priced at £4.99. I thought that was quite a high price at the time but on reflection they have lasted a long time, there is 24 of them and Crayola is a well known brand so actually this price seems quite fair.
My daughter loves colouring and has previously had the crayola triangle crayons, however when she started walking she managed to break the majority of the pack. I was browsing in Tesco and I saw a pack of 8 of the these jumbo crayons for £1.88. They are described as being suitable for 12 months and over.
The crayons come in a small yellow box. I have kept the box as we keep these crayons in our bag for when we are out and about.The crayons are described as being larger than normal making them less likely to break and the perfect size for little hands.
Through the front of the box I could see that the colours looked bright. The box contained red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, brown and finally black. When I opened the box I noticed that unlike other crayola crayons these have no paper sleeve. The crayons are small so they are the perfect size for toddler hands. They are about 2 inches long with a larger than normal nib. The crayons appeared very bright in colour.
The first time we used them was in a restaurant and my daughter was thrilled to discover as they are so chunky you can stand them up on their ends on the table which she loves to do. As with other Crayola crayons these were really bright and vivid on the oaper. They also require very little effort to colour. We have found in the past that cheap crayons are too faint on the paper. Even though these crayons are small when we colour together I can manage to use them quite comfortably. We have had our box for about 3 months now and despite regular use there has been hardly any 'wear' on the crayons. The box is a bit battered and I have had to use sticky tape to fix it but despite this we still carry them everywhere. We not only use them to colour but also to pick out and learn colours. The only downside I have noticed is that as the crayons have no paper sleeve that when they are in the box the colour transfers from one crayon to another it's not so bad as it ruins the crayon but yellow in particular has dots of every other colour on it. The lack of a paper sleeve also means that I don't find there is much grip when I use them. I can't say this seems to have affected my daughter. The crayons have also survived several trips off the side of the highchair onto a tiled floor and none have snapped. My daughter hasn't chewed any so I can't comment on how they would stand up to a toddlwr munching them. They are reassuringly non toxic however. One final thing is on the box it doesn't state if the crayons are washable which it did on lrevious ones we had used. My daughter has coloured on her toy box once and I found it came off easily with a wet wipe leaving no permanent mark.
Overall these are great little crayons we like them so much we have bought a classroom sized pack with 144 in from Amazon for £10.88 so we now have a huge selection of colours and plenty of spares to leave up nanny's house. I would throughly recommend these crayons.
I bought a set of Jumbo crayons by Crayola for my 18 month old son about a month ago. Unsure whether he was ready for the step into the art world or whether he would really 'get' crayons, I was reassured by the 12 month plus age limit on this set of crayons. I was also very familiar with Crayola as a brand as I had used many of their products in my own youth and had always been pleased with them and thought they were of a pretty decent quality.
I bought this set online for around £4 which I thought was a pretty decent price to pay for 24 crayons. They come neatly packed in a clear plastic tub as pictured which, as long as you stack the crayons neatly after use rather than throw them in in any order, is easily packed to store them once more.
The crayons themselves are thick and chunky - so ideal for a toddler's grip. The top is sharpened into a blunt point for colouring with. Unlike thinner crayons, they have no paper wrapper around the middle, but I have not found this to be a problem - no colour is transferred onto my son's hand during use. There are a vast array of colours within the pack and various shades of popular colours too - blues and greens etc. This is great for not only teaching my son his colours but also the concepts of lighter/darker etc. My son finds these crayons easy to use. He grips them well and 'colours' using both ends of the crayons and enjoys watching as they transfer colour onto his pad. He loves having the choice of so many colours. He usually sits in his highchair when colouring and had managed to mark some of the tray with these - which I find quite hard to remove, so I would definitely advise using on a well protected surface.
After several uses, the crayons have hardly worn down at all. Being so thick, they are also not easily snapped like thinner crayons can be, so I think that these will last us well. At £4, I really couldn't ask for a lot more for my money.
I bought these for my step son around a month ago as he had no crayons at my house for when he comes to visit, and as he loves them so much I though it'd be good to share my positive review with other people who have children/step children. Crayola are well known and have been around for years, so many parents will of already heard of these, I myself am aware of Crayola and have been using there products since I was tiny myself, but I only came across these particular crayons very recently.
The crayons are aimed at toddlers and are Jumbo sized, meaning they are much thicker than an average crayon, and are ideal for little ones as the size not only makes them easier to hold, but it also prevents Taylor from been able to stick them up his nose! Taylor is three and small for his age, but he has no problem in using these and is able to keep his grip easily. I've also noticed that these are really sturdy, Taylor is quite a rough drawer - most people with kids will know what I mean - he presses the crayon down ultra hard and scribbles as hard as he can lol, and these crayons have withstood this and are all still in one piece a month down the line.
The crayons come in a circular plastic transparent tub which has a colourful banner around it which reads the product name. The tub holds 24 jumbo sized crayons in a variety of colours - pretty much every colour of the rainbow. Taylor loves experimenting with different colours and it is also a good way for him to practice learning his colours. The tub is a little flimsy but does its job in keeping the crayons in one place and Taylor enjoys putting his crayons back into the tub as he gets a reward if he does it neatly.
The crayons are suitable for children who are 12 months plus which seems about right. Taylor is out of the chewing stage but at 12 months I would imagine the child may be tempted to have a little nibble on the crayon so it is common sense to supervise.
I have not had any issues with Taylor scribbling these on the walls etc but I would imagine they would be reasonably easy to wipe off.
I paid £3.22 for the pack of 24 which is reasonable, however because I bought them online I had to pay £1.99 postage. I am sure these are available in toy shops etc though but I personally found it quicker and easier to buy via Amazon.
Overall i'm happy with the crayons. The wax is of good quality and the colour is nicely pigmented once on the paper, Taylors pictures are always really colourful and he loves using these particular crayons as they're so chunky. I also find that I can leave him unsupervised for a couple of minutes with them without worrying he'll stick them up his nose as they simply won't fit!
My daughter started to take an interest into my pens and pencils when she was around 14 months old so I decided to get her some crayons of her own so we could do some crafty things together. I got these Crayola Jumbo Crayons as they would be ideal for her to grip.
The crayons come in a round plastic tub, with the generic Crayola green and yellow packaging. The tub is quite small considering it contains 24 crayons. The plastic is flimsy and once opened it is awkward to get the lid back on without bending the tub to get it to fit.
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The thickness of the crayons is considerably more than standard crayons making them easy for toddlers to grab hold of. These are very robust meaning if a child was to press down too hard when drawing the crayon wouldn't snap in half. The crayons also come 'naked', without any paper around them, this is a big positive in our household as my daughter likes to pick at everything and guaranteed if there was paper around these she would peel it off and eat it!
Some packs of crayons available from other brands often come with a couple of popular colours and then the rest are miserable colours that aren't used very often. I can't praise Crayola enough for their range of colours, every crayon of the 24 in the tub are a different colour in different shades. Most are bright colours stimulating toddlers creativity.
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I purchased these for around £2.50 from Amazon. These are great value for money, my daughter always chooses to use the crayons when we are having craft time. They have lasted well, and I imagine will carry on lasting for a long time! The only downside is the flimsy plastic tub, but of course this doesn't stop the crayons from doing their job and being fantastic.
The last time I got an Amazon voucher from Dooyoo I brought my 2 year old sister some paints and crayons because she's a lot more careful with her colouring stuff now and I knew she'd look after them. The trouble she has with crayons is how easy they break, we've always brought her Crayola crayons but this time I got her a tub of these Jumbo Crayons. They're called Mini Kids Crayons now, not Beginnings but the product and packaging is exactly the same.
For £3.22 you get 24 thick chunky crayons in a range of colours, you don't get 24 different colours because the more popular ones like yellow and blue you get 2 of but the selection is pretty good for a range of crayons that is suitable from 12 months old.
One brilliant thing about them is that they haven't got the paper round each crayon, that might not seem like a good thing to you but my sister is obsessed with peeling the paper off crayons and that ends up making a right mess on the floor and also means she gets loads of bits of crayon under her finger nails and that's not good come bedtime..... especially because she HATES using a nail brush!
You can see the crayons are a lot thicker than standard Crayola ones and that makes them easier for my sister to hold, she's had them for about 3 months now and not one crayon has broken even though she presses down very hard on the paper when she's drawing. The pointy tips have wore down a bit by now but they're still in brill condition and the ends are still pointy enough for my sister to draw eyes and stuff with when she's drawing her usual bubble looking faces.
The crayons are just as good as the other Crayola ones I've used and the quality deffo isn't any worse just because they're made for little kids. The colours are nice and strong on the paper and because of them being a lot thicker it's quick to colour in a bigger block of colour..... I know that because I LOVE colouring myself so have used these just as much as my sister!
The plastic tub hasn't lasted as good as the crayons and it's started cracking now at the top, that's probably because of how my sister is rough pulling the top off when she wants her crayons out but I thought Crayola would have come up with something better than that.
Recommended..... mega cheap and the crayons will last for ages even if your kids are a bit rough with them.