We have 3 little ones in our house, and we love all things Crayola! I got these Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils in a 24 pack, and purchased a set of 2 for my boys on Amazon for less then $5, including shipping! I thought this was a great value! We like that they twist to "sharpen" and we don't have to look for a sharpener each time! We also like the clear barrel for the color, it is a fun feature my children like! I was a bit disappointed in the smoothness of how they write. The color is also not as vibrant as I would of hoped, and expected with Crayola. After some manipulation from curious little fingers the "twist" part get jammed, and often will not work after that, though once in a while we can get them to work again. We love Crayola and suggest you try them to see if they work for your liking! We will probably not purchase again, but will use and create with them while we have them!
If your child is anything like mine, your house may be full of broken crayons - my 4 year old loves to remove the paper wrapper around the crayons (that prevents them from breaking) and is the first thing she'll do to the crayon even before she begins to colour with it. As a result, we end up with broken crayons - some in half, some even worse. Her tiny hands need the full size crayons to colour so until I replenish her supply with new ones, she doesnt enjoy colouring. Moreover, the broken ones get barely used and add clutter to her room. And I end up throwing away the broken ones which is such a waste of money.
I recently found the Crayola twistables - such a brilliant idea I must say!
The twistables last longer and have saved me a ton of money already, but most importantly, my daughter actually colours with them.
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