As my sons pencil case was looking pretty dire before Christmas I decided to buy him some new items to replace it all as a stocking filler gift last Christmas. I trust the Crayola brand and personally see it as the best that I have tried and so it was a natural step to purchase items from that brand. One of the items I bought my son was a set of supertip felt tip pens.
The pens come in a thin cardboard pack which features the familiar Crayola logo which I personally think really stands out on the shelf. My son keeps his felt tip pens in his pencil case as the cardboard case is quite thin and is easily damaged so I wouldn't think it would last very long if you kept them stored in there.
The set of twelve pens features all of the colours that you would expect to see in a set such as this and my son finds there is usually an option for all of the things that he wants to colour or draw. The actual pens are made from a white plastic and they feature the Crayola name, lid and base in the colour of the felt tip which is houses which makes them really easy to spot when required. The felt tip pens are thin and long and so they are very easy to hold and control. My son is able to achieve really nice results with these pens and he is always proud of his work when he has used them.
What I like about these pens is the nib is a good size so whilst you can colour things in accurately using the point it doesn't seem scratchy or poor quality like it does with cheaper brands. These pens also produce a really good vibrant colour which again is down to the quality of the pen I feel.
What is great about these pens is the ink is washable. My son is almost seven now so doesn't really get the ink on his clothes but he does get it on his hands when he is leaning on areas he has coloured already and such like and I have found it washes off nicely with soap and water. So many felt tip pens can be hard to wash off the skin which can be a nightmare if your child decides to colour in a morning before school!
A pack of twelve supertips costs around three pounds on amazon and this includes delivery. I would certainly recommend these felt tip pens as they are vibrant, easy to use and wonderful quality. The last well and don't seem to dry out if you look after them properly.
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We decided to buy pens for our daughter as she was beginning to be bought sets that had felt tip pens in which we had never allowed before but eventually we gave in however after she ruined a second top I told her I was putting them in the bin and buying her some washable ones instead. The pens cost me about £3.70 from Amazon which was the cheapest I found them and they had free delivery too.
The pens come in a bright yellow cardboard box which is the colour associated with Crayola, there are 12 pens in the box and we have ended up putting them into a pencil case as after a while the box got that battered that it no longer stayed closed. We bought the Crayola brand as I remember it being a great brand when I was a girl and I trusted the claim that the pens were washable. We choose the fine tip option of pens for our daughter as she is learning her letters so we felt these would be easier for her to write with.
Inside the box you get 12 pens which are black, grey, red, yellow, orange, pink, lilac, purple, light green, dark green, light blue and dark blue which I think is a wide range of colours and I don;t see why any other colours would be necessary. The pens are about as thick as a standard pencil so they are easy to hold and write with whilst remaining control over them although my daughter still manages to get pen everywhere.
The pens nibs are pretty strong and I had expected my daughter to split the nib as she was quite heavy handed to begin with but the nibs are still going strong even after a few months now. The colours are bold and strong and of course the main thing is they are washable. The pens wash from clothing no problem and with a little soap and water they wash away from the skin too all except the black which I have to try and wash from my daughters skin on a night and then rewash on a morning to fully remove it as after the first wash it just turns purple.
I think these are great pens and well worth paying a little extra for, my daughter is happy with the pens and she loves making people cards and being able to write in them too, I have decided i am sticking with the Crayola brand for arts and crafts from now on as they are brilliant quality.
Both my girls love to draw, and have done since they were able to hold a pen. My oldest who is 4, spends most of her spare time drawing, colouring and doing puzzles; and over the last 6 months or more my 3 year old has also learnt that you use pens in colouring books or on paper rather than the settee or the carpet. So I do not mind spending the money to make sure their felt tip supply is constantly topped up.
These Crayola Supertips are not usually cheap, averaging from about £2.99 up to £3.50, but they are quite regularly on offer in most supermarkets, and I often pick up a couple of packs for £2. I always buy Crayola because you can rely on the quality of colour, the brightness and the fact that they are washable. These Supertips come in a pack of 12, and are slim line (the thickness of a pencil) to hold, the nib is quite chunky but also has a pointy end - they are sort of like the next stage up from chunky 'baby' felt tips. You receive a good range of colours within this pack - red, blue, yellow, green, purple, pink, orange, peach, light green, grey, brown and black.
**Using The Pens**
My children love to use these pens, firstly because there is a wide range of colours to choose from, which are very vibrant when on the paper, but also because they produce a good thick line when you are colouring. The pens are also very smooth to use, I can often be seen laid on the living room floor with my 3 year old (she won't colour alone) and I find the pens are lovely to use, they glide over the paper beautifully.
I find that the pens can last through quite a large quantity of pages in our colouring books before they start to dry out. I think my children are quite abnormal with the amount of colouring they do, so perhaps these pens do not last as long in our house as they would in the house of a 'normal' child. My kids can rattle off 3 or 4 pictures before school in a morning, then another bunch before tea. And in between that there is me and my youngest doing a few pictures throughout the day, and I am a fusspot when it comes to colouring, I don't like to leave white patches, so you can imagine, these pens cover a lot of miles.
**You Can Draw Too**
The pens are not just used for colouring either, we have lots of blank paper in our 'colouring drawer' and my 4 year old uses the pens to create masterpieces containing dogs, cats, kangaroos, rainbows, clouds, you get the picture (pun intended). And she finds the pens very easy to use to draw extremely detailed and pretty pictures, the fact that the nibs have a pointy end, really helps when she is trying to get the fine detail within her pictures.
So, now we move onto the most important question that is on the tip of your tongue - are they washable? Yes they are, surprisingly so! The only thing I struggle to clean are my 3 year old's hands (she likes to draw on them too), for some strange reason the pens don't seem to clean off skin very well. But it always comes out of clothing, and when my 3 year old has drawn all over my pale blue settee I have quite easily managed to get it clean using a sponge and a weak solution of wash powder.
I love these pens and will continue to buy them for my children, because the quality is brilliant, they last a long time before drying out, the colours are great, and finally because my kids gain an awful lot of enjoyment from them. I think if you don't have felt tips in the house for your kids, then they are missing out on a creative opportunity!
You will find Crayola Supertips in supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys. Prices vary.
As a toddler who seemed to have difficulty distinguishing the difference between paper and walls I was always on the lookout for pens that didn't damage the walls long term. I spotted a pack of Crayola washable pens and decided that they were worth a try. The pens came in a pack of twelve and they are not fine tip but a thicker tip. I found for my son they made ideal colouring instruments and he while was at the age where he scribbled was able to produce blocks of colour.
The big question is, are they washable? As a parent I got the chance to test these out on a variety of surfaces. I found they didn't seem to wash of skin and better than an average felt pen, the walls were still very hit and miss, it did work well on Painted walls but difficult to get off wallpaper without damage. What was exceptional though was how they seemed to wash out of clothing first time.
Despite my son now been four and now generally understands what he is allowed to draw on I bought him a second pack when they were on Offer at Wilkinson's for £1.95. The reason is how smoothly they do draw and how effective they are for colouring in although a little too thick for actually drawing pictures.These have also lasted well qkeeping there bold colours. Overall a felt pen for colouring but not drawing and is washable on clothes.
My little grandson and I often have craft days when he comes to stay over at my home or if he just comes to visit for the day. We like to create lots of things together because we enjoy it a lot. We have lots of fun making the items or pictures that we make, although I must admit I am not that creative lol.
I bought these from Toys R Us, they were only priced at around £4.50. The pens come in a cardboard box with the name Crayola on the front so they can easily be spotted on the shelf. Crayola are a very good brand and it is one that I do like a lot because I find their products really excellent. There are 12 pens in the box, each one measures approximately 10 inches in length, they are quite slim pens. Each one has a replacement top, the top can easily be pulled from the pen with little effort needed.
The colours of the pens in the pack are red, yellow, dark green, blue, pink, orange, purple, brown, grey, a kind of salmon pink, black and lime green. These colours are very bright and colourful. Once the top is removed the pens have a nice tip to them, it is pointed and is kind of made of a soft sponge. The sponge is a soft texture but not flimsy at all, it is quite strong but softer than the usual pens. The pens are like a felt tip pen but the nib has a different design, the nib is more wider than the usual pens.
These are very easy to hold because they are not chunky. My grandson can easily hold them to draw on paper or cardboard etc. We have drawn on pieces of fabric and they are perfect. They create a very thin line, so if you are looking for a pen that is a little neater in line drawing, these would be perfect. These are ideal for any school project a child may need in a pencil bag. These do not create smears on the paper or smudge. I think the variety of colours in the pack are very good and most of the colours that may be needed to draw a picture or just to colour inside a drawing the child may have drawn. My grandson had coloured pictures he has drawn and the pens cover the area very quickly without taking too long for the area to be filled in the colour. He tends at his age to press a little harder than an older child onto the paper but doing this has not effected the pen nibs at all, as finer ones can tend to bend etc. I have found these to be very durable and strong.
These pens are washable and so if they have come into contact with clothing or any material they can be washed. Children nearly always drop pens onto fabrics and my grandson is no different. He has smeared them onto his clothing and I have washed them and the colour has been removed with no problems at all. I also found that only one wash in the machine can remove the ink from the clothing and I found that I did not need to use a stain remover, which I thought I would need to do when I first washed the clothing. I was sceptical at first but I had no need to worry about the ink being removed and I am pleased with the results.
They are very easy to push along the paper and they do not soak into it and make it all wet as I have found some other brands tend to do. These ones just give a nice coverage, the way the nib is designed the pen can be tilted on an angle to create a thick line, or to hold the pen upright to make a fine line for the more delicate areas. They are so lightweight they can easily be held in the hands of a younger child. They are designed for 4 years and over but my grandson is only just over 2 and a half years old and he can use them with no problems at all. I do have to supervise him for obvious reasons of placing them into his mouth etc. he does not tend to do that now he is a little older but safety is my main priority at all times with products that state an age for the product and I will not take any chances, ever. So this is worth bearing in mind when using these pens or with any pens similar to these ones. But that is just common sense as well all know.
I really do love these pens, they are excellent quality, they are also very good value for the money. I think they are a good price for a washable ink pen because it can be quite annoying having clothing with pen marks on them after they have been washed. These are ideal for those rainy days when the little ones are a little bit bored. They are very handy little pens to stock the crayon box etc.
I highly do recommend these ones for anyone looking for a safe, durable pen. The colours are fabulous and bright and they colour really well too. These pens I would definitely buy again and I just think they are amazing ones for the little ones and adults to have fun. These give me all the results that I expect from a washable ink pen and well worth the money in my opinion and I am so pleased I bought these ones and really happy they are washable too, I just wished I could draw as good as my grandson lol.
Good quality and good value for money pens in my opinion.
I give these 5 stars.
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