Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Member Name: MsTricia
Advantages: cheap, lots of colours, good quality, lot's of variety
Disadvantages: normal ones hard to clean
One item I am always finding strewn across our flat in all kinds of corners of crevices are my daughter's crayons. Often broken in half and quarters I think she has close to 100 crayons! She absolutely adores scribbling everywhere as she is mega creative (I think so anyway!) and she really enjoys colouring in and drawing everywhere. This is the brand we always seem to buy as they are absolutely everywhere and really cheap because they are sold in our local 99p store.
Crayola crayons are super as they are fantastic quality and a timeless staple piece of stationary for little ones. The crayons are slim, circular shape with a thin sheet of paper wrapped around the middle, so when you hold the crayon the colour doesn't rub off onto your hands. They have a pointed tip as to emulate the nib of a pen or pencil so this makes it easier to colour in or draw in comparison to a stump ended crayon. I find application on a piece of paper is easy and these crayons are ideal and easier to use compared to colouring pencils as there is no sharpening to do and the longevity of a crayon sometimes feels endless!
They come in a wide range of colours which seems to be endless I think there are now over 50 shades! This is super, and the colour quality is long lasting but it can be a bit messy! My daughter took to scribbling on the walls once when my back was turned (insert angry face here!) and I did find it really hard to scrub off! I'm sure this means it isn't a cheapy product but I couldn't help but be annoyed. You can also buy washable crayola crayons but I am not too fussed so still allow her to play with the original ones.
The age range of these crayons is for those aged 3 + but my daughter has been scribbling away with them since about 18 months. I think it is good and beneficial for creativity and development to allow children to play freely and experiment from an age when they can feed themselves, but of course with these crayons at such a young age she would only play with them with my supervision as I am oh so well aware that at that age the first thing little one's like to do is insert items straight into their mouths! I think even now aged 3 I like to supervise her playing with them as you can never really expect what they may do, and as mentioned before may take to drawing in places they shouldn't lol.
Overall, I am a big fan of crayola crayons and believe all children should have some. When boredom strikes, sitting my little one down with a blank piece of paper and a pack of crayola crayons she has timeless fun drawing and colouring and it's so cheap and effective I can't recommend it enough!
Summary: great for creative fun for little ones
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