Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... pressing too hard. I remember when I was a child you could colour a bit of wax paper with Crayola, lay it face down on a T shirt, iron an... more
Member Name: Whizz11
Advantages: Good quality, loads of colours
I have been using Caryola crayons for years. I remember when I was young my Grandma had a huge box of these crayons at her house for us to play with when we came over. This was before the days of video games, well sort of, I'm not that old but it was always so exciting to play with these crayons as the box contained silver, gold and sparkly crayons as well as the other basic colours. We loved drawing with them and now my little girl loves making pictures and drawings with hers too.
Crayola crayons have been around for a very long time. According to an article I read, "Crayola is a brand of artists' supplies manufactured by Crayola LLC (formerly Binney & Smith Company) and best known for its crayons. The company was founded by cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith in New York City in 1885 as Binney & Smith. In 1902, Binney & Smith developed and introduced the Staonal marking crayon. Then Edwin Binney, working with his wife, Alice Stead Binney, developed his own famous product line of wax crayons beginning on 10 June 1903, which it sold under the brand name "Crayola." The Crayola name was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin and a former schoolteacher. It comes from "craie", French for "chalk," and "ola" for "oleaginous", or "oily."
These crayons in my opinion are the best and only ones I will use. I have used other crayons in the past like the ones you get with kids magazines in order to do the crafts in the magazines but these crayons never really mark the page properly and are not that waxy and so you need to press really hard to get any colour on the page and its really hard for a little kid to do this. Crayola crayons are different. They are wonderful and soft and so you only need to press very lightly to get a bit of colour but then if you want dark bold colour you can press really hard and get a different effect out of the crayon. I really like that about these crayons as you can colour in a picture and make it look really good by using different stroke effects with your crayons and only a few colours.
Crayola crayons have a bit of paper that is wrapped all the way around them. This makes them easy to hold in my opinion and they do not slip in your hands. The piece of paper also tells you what colour of crayon you have which is handy when it is a particular shade that you want instead of just green or just yellow. The name of the colour is written in English, Spanish and French which I like as this also is a nice way of teaching kids about colours and the way to spell them in different languages. The colours are all very bright, vivid and crayons are just a great way of bringing someones imagination to life and being able to draw a lovely picture with them.
The box we have at the moment contains 24 crayons with just regular colours such as red, yellow, and green etc. Each crayon has a really nice sharp tip to it when it is new and of course you can sharpen them with a special sharpener when they become worn down. The crayons don't break easily, they are hard wearing which I like and stand up to a lot of heavy play from little toddlers.
A great brand of crayons that I am very loyal towards.
Summary: Crayola crayons