Product Type: Crayola toys
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Not what you expect from Crayola
Crayola Mini Kids First Markers
Member Name: emmad5689
Crayola Mini Kids First Markers
Advantages: Bright colours, washable
Disadvantages: Splodge all over, ink too runny, make a mess
My eldest daughter is allowed to play with felt tip pens as long as they are washable and if I buy her them I always buy her the Crayola brand, my Mam thinks I am mean not letting my younger daughter who is 2 play with felt pens so decided that she would buy her a packet of these ones for Christmas as they are especially for ages 1 and up.
You can buy these pens from the likes of Asda and online from Amazon, a pack of 8 of the pens costs about £5 which is more expensive than the Supertip pens from the range but these have a different type of tip and being especially for a younger child.
The opens came in the usual bright yellow box with the Crayola logo on it, there is a picture of a young infant drawing with the pens and then the box has an open bit at the front so that you can see the pens inside. There is a picture on the front of the box which shows the way the nib is flatter and wider more like a stamper than a pen nib and then there is a little sign which tells you they are suitable for ages 1 and up.
Inside the box you get 8 marker pens in it you get orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, red and pink which is a good variety of colours for starting out with. The pens have lids on which show the colour of them aswell as a coloured end and also the Crayola name and little cute pictures on the pens in the colour too so you couldn't mistake what colour each pen is. The pens are shorter than the normal pens and the nib shape means that your child can get nice thick lines no matter what angle they use it at which obviously is great for younger children who haven't worked out how to hold a pen yet.
These pens are washable and all I can say is it is a good job they are, Emily is 2 and she ended up covered in the pens so I dread to think what state a 1 year old would get into. The way I would describe these pens is like bingo dabbers, they have that sort of nib and once the ink is flowing it flows far too quickly and ends up splodging all over the paper rather than there actually being any control over it. The oens do wash out of clothing easier although they take a couple of washes to get the ink off the skin but it does come off.
I personally have now let Emily use the Supertip pens from Crayola when I am sat with her to supervise otherwise Sophie uses them out of the way of her most the time to make it easier to prevent excess mess. I would say you are just aswell giving your child better washable pens than these ones as the nib type just means that they create more mess than anything else so not recommended by us.
Summary: Stick with the supertips
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