“ Brand: Staedtler / Type: Craft Supplies / Age: 4 Years+ „
Only very recently I reviewed the Staedler mars plastic eraser and it suddenly came to me that I often use the Staedler jumbo markers too. Staedler have produced these jumbo markers for the younger ones among us ( that means aged 4 upwards!) but I am sure that they don't mind if we find many other uses for them.
The Staedler noris jumbo markers are not a cheap option, I paid around £6 for my pack of twelve markers. Very often I have been looking for cheap and cheerful markers and I have resorted to a couple of packets from Poundland only to find that a few weeks later the ink has dried out and the marking pens are useless.
I can only imagine that many Mums would hold their hands up in horror at the idea of their little ones wielding a handful of marker pens, I do know that my niece has made it clear that they are strictly out of bounds to her children. But having said that if they are used when there is plenty of supervision then the kids probably love scribbling with them - as long as it is on paper only ! ( Only for aged four and above )
Staedler have put twelve jumbo markers into a plastic wallet and the colours range from black right through to the brightest yellow that you could imagine.
Now, you could well be wondering what on earth a middle aged woman is doing with a packet of children's felt tip pens - well let me tell you - because the ink doesn't dry out if the cap gets accidentally left off they make marvellous markers for the seed trays in the greenhouse !
The Staedler jumbo marking pens are nice and chunky, they are easy to hold and they don't get lost the minute that you put them down.
Each of the Staedler markers has the same coloured ink as the casing and I am more than sure that the colourful pens would be attractive to little fingers.
But this is where these marker pens stand head and shoulders above others, the ink is water based and it has been coloured with food colouring, so no harm can ever come if you accidentally leave them laying about.
But Staedler have also developed an ink that can be washed off easily from both skin and clothes.
There have been countless times that I have covered my hands in ink and the colour flatly refuses to clean off but the ink from these marker pens just washes away very easily.
The tips of the marker pens are firm and they have a good shaped top that enables you to angle the ink flow well.
Staedler have considered the risks of allowing children to use felt tip markers and they have developed a cap that is well ventilated . Small objects always pose a threat where children are concerned and it is always a temptation for them to see what the plastic cap tastes like.
The set of twelve Staedler marker pens could have many uses in and around the house, they would be good for marking freezer bags or storage boxes and if you are a bingo fan then I am sure that they would make good bingo pens !
Staedler products may cost a bit more in the long run but I do think that you get good value for money. If you can leave a jumbo marker pen sitting in the greenhouse minus it's cap and go back two hours later to find that the ink is still flowing freely then I think that has to be a good sensible purchase.