Product Type: Mothercare baby toys
Newest Review: ... or sister!! The packet contained five crayons - red, yellow, blue, orange and green. The crayons are encased in a plastic holder wi... more
Messy and not very practical....
Mothercare Bath Crayons
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Mothercare Bath Crayons
Advantages: A good idea...
Disadvantages: Not practical in the slightest...
My daughter loves drawing and always has done so, when she was little, I bought her a set of these bath crayons as I thought they were a steal at just £4! Unfortunately, as I found out to my cost, cleaning up after these once bath time is finished means that they ended up being less of a bargain than I originally thought!
The crayons come in the three main primary colours of red, blue and yellow with the addition of orange and green giving you five crayons in total. The crayons are pointy and come in plastic holders from which the crayons extend when a sliding switch is used. And here is one of the first problems. Extend them too much and the crayon has a tendency to fall out of the tube. The second issue is that these are okay when you first use them but, considering these are meant for the bath, get them even slightly wet and they start to crumble and break with continued use. Not particularly good for a bath toy!
The bumpf on the cardboard packet these come in states that these crayons are easily wiped off bathroom tiles and the side of the bath and this is my third issue. Don't clean the crayon off right away and it can be a real pain to remove! And I had to scrub my tiles with a scourer to fully remove any marks made by these! Obviously my interpretation and that of Mothercare differs significantly in how easy these are to clean!
The concept is a good one, the idea brilliant, the end result- a disappointing failure!
The crayons are good for one maybe two uses at most before they start to break up and if you do buy some of these, may I recommend you also buy a good quality, hard-working cleaning product to help clear up all the mess afterwards!
Summary: Very disappointing!
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