It may not come as a surprise to some of you, considering I am a thorough child-at-heart, that I love crayons. I’ve been told many times that my handwriting looks as if it should be written in crayon, however, from one who is still on her pen-license L plates, I think given the chance, most people would want to write in crayons. They’re awesome.
In primary school, you weren’t anyone unless you had Faber-Castell Connector pens, Bostick Blu-Stick and Crayola wind ups. Being that as it may, I was one of those unfortunate kids who always had her glue stick eaten by class mates, connector pens that were left at home to avoid the thievery which their toy gun making goodness drew and dodgy wind ups that would melt on a hot day. So it was $2 shop colouring in pencils and Clag glue for me. I’m assuming that this is why when I saw these crayons in Officeworks I bought them for myself as a present. (Not, you know, jewellery or clothing or Dreamy Donuts or anything else that tertiary educated young woman is drawn to.)
So there’s 12 colours which are all pretty vibrant shades great for drawing pretty pictures. I’m not really sure what else you’d use crayons for. They require a fair bit of push for that dark waxy finish, but other than that, they’re pretty great for texture as the actual crayon is softer than what I remember from primary school.
I like that the actual crayon is thicker than what they used to be meaning that they’re far less likely to break which was the biggest downfall of wind ups. Another great thing is that the barrel is transparent allowing you to see whether the crayon has much left or not. The best thing about wind ups in my opinion is that they maintain their length as opposed to regular crayons which look ridiculous when they get shorter than 10cm, which is generally greater than what they started at to begin with.
In the ‘Twistables’ range, there is also colouring pencils which can wind up as well as ‘Slick Stix’ which are apparently super smooth large crayons. I love the idea of wind up pencils as well as it removes the problem of having to sharpen them and also maintains the length. There are a bunch of different packs with all different sorts of colours from rainbow, neon, metallic and just your regular colours in 8, 12, 24 and 30 packs.
I’m really looking forward to trying the others, not that, as an adult, I have a great need for crayons. However they will make an awesome addition to our stationery draw.
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