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Bright and bold.
on 18 April 2011
My children absolutely love these and it keeps them busy and creative in the garden as they draw on the paving slabs or on the fence.
These crayons are basically oversized chalk but instead of being powdery and brittle they feel more solid. The colours are incredibly bright - particularly the yellow and pink which look neon in the bright sunlight! Some of them have snapped but instead of splintering into pieces they broke quite cleanly and given that they are so large, the children happily play with two smaller chalks now.
They are a lot longer lasting than I expected. After creating lots of outdoor art in the garden they haven't worn as much as I assumed they would and there are many hours of play left in these. The chalk art is easily tidied up too, a quick blast with a hose (or even a jug of water) seems to dissolve the chalky deposit and if we have any rain then that would easily wash my kid's 'canvas' clean, ready for another artistic make-over once it's dry.
My girls quickly learnt that by rubbing their fingers on patches of colour, they could then apply it to their arms (or face!). However a quick trip to the sink had them spotless when they'd finished - again, a quick wipe over with a wet flannel was all it took to get it off, it washes out of clothes with no issues too.
In a nutshell: One of the best toys we've had for the kids. When it's nice weather they soon get bored of their climbing frame and swing - but they never get bored of drawing and scribbling. This turns a patio or garden fence into a massive canvas for the kids to enjoy. Plus - being so easy to clean makes them a favourite for us parents too! For the money these represent great value as there is a lot of playtime to be had from these, when they eventually wear down to nothing I'll definitely be getting some more.