« Kangnice Hot Paper Quilling Comb Tool Paper Craft Tool Creat Loops Accessory Supply SGT KNOTS Tarred Twine / Bank Line – 1/4 Pound – #36 (120 feet) » 3 thoughts on “Crayola; Colored Pencils; Art Tools; 50 Count; Perfect for Art Projects and Adult Coloring” 554 of 560 people found the following review helpful Work Very Well With Adult Coloring Books, April 7, 2015 By KoKo (Pittsburgh, PA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Crayola; Colored Pencils; Art Tools; 50 Count; Perfect for Art Projects and Adult Coloring (Toy) Crayola Colored Pencils are excellent. They deliver ‘very vivid’colors, there are a wide variety of shades, and they are under $7! (It’s Amazon so of course delivery was on time and well packaged). On arrival the pencils a pre-sharpened, they have a good weight to them, and with a decent sharpener one turn of the pencil sharpener and you have a nice sharp tip – btw just the tip needs sharpening. Coloring is a breeze – I can layer colors, outline, shade, make the colors as bright or as muted as want.I’ve tried Prismacolor Verithin – too expensive. I have tried just plain old Crayola brand crayons – too waxy. …these Crayola colored pencils are by far the best I’ve used for the adult coloring books.What was becoming a chore (and costly) has now turned into a bona fide relaxing and creative activity.highly recommend!I attached one of my completed coloring pages – hope the brightness shows through. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (12) Reply 753 of 764 people found the following review helpful Surprisingly Good! Really!, December 1, 2009 By Ray – This review is from: Crayola; Colored Pencils; Art Tools; 50 Count; Perfect for Art Projects and Adult Coloring (Toy) I recently picked up a set of these colored pencils “on a lark” to use as supplemental to my other, more expensive sets, and was pleasantly surprised – no, nearly shocked – at their quality and performance. It’s not that they are better than the best Koh-i-noor or Prismacolor pencils (because they aren’t), but the truth is that, for their price, they are very difficult to beat. But price alone is not the determinant factor here: if a colored pencil is cheap but performs poorly, then there is no point in picking it up. But what I quickly discovered with these Crayola pencils is that not only are they inexpensive (they break down to only about 20 cents per pencil, compared to anywhere from $1 to $4 per pencil for the more expensive brands), but they perform exceptionally well, to boot. What do I mean by “perform exceptionally well?” Let me break it down to a short list so I can clearly present what I discovered with these pencils: 1. The pencils have a generally good laydown of color, with the caveat of the few colors that don’t work well (true also of my most expensive colored pencils, I must say). Laydown is smooth and uniform, with bright, rich color.2. The pencils sharpen very well, with ease of cutting through the wood casing and with the color lead core supporting a very fine point when desired.3. The lead core seems generally resistant to breakage (a problem that can occur with most pencils, even the most expensive).4. The pencils are physically light.5. The set comes in 50 colors, which is a great size for lots of drawing without committing to large collection sizes. Are these pencils as good as the best Swiss, French, and German colored pencils? No. But they are close, and actually much closer than one would ever think, given that these are marketed as kid’s pencils. The price is right, the colors are great, and the performance is really good. How can you go wrong? Five stars for price, five stars for color selection, and four stars for performance. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (7) Reply 286 of 290 people found the following review helpful Among the best, August 17, 2011 By Allen Smalling (Chicago, Illinois, United States) – This review is from: Crayola; Colored Pencils; Art Tools; 50 Count; Perfect for Art Projects and Adult Coloring (Toy) Over the past month, for various reasons including curiosity, I’ve had occasion to buy and test the basic dozen or more of colored pencils from Prang, Mercur, Crayola, RoseArt, Cra-Z-Art, Staedtler (Norris Club), and Prismacolor Col-Erase. These Crayolas are above-average in my estimation. PROS: — Sharpens well with hand-held sharpener. These folks who had their colored pencils chewed up with every re-sharpening, were they using an electric sharpener? Because you shouldn’t, not even on kid-type pencils like these. I prefer the two-hole manual Staedtler barrel sharpener (SKU 31901 93963) because it has a regular hole for lead (which they call, more correctly, “graphite”) pencils and a slightly larger one for “graphite + colour.” Designed in Germany, manufactured in China. The user can sharpen a colored pencil conservatively to expose as little tip as possible or more aggressively (grind harder) to get more of the side of the color rod showing for shading purposes. I have sketched these Crayola colored pencils in an art book and tried each time to overwhelm or break them under pressure, and they didn’t; and then I hand-sharpened them to expose as much color core as possible; they still didn’t break but left nice shaded color. — An almost incredibly wide range of colors. While the colors are bold and cheerful, they aren’t as candy-colored as Crayola’s traditional crayons though some of the colors — or at least color concepts — are the same (remember “Violet Red”?). This assortment contains seven shades of blue alone, most quite handsome except that I think turquoise is a little too green. Yellow is pretty much a wash-out because of the wash-out effect of our yellow sun; most such art media don’t do a good job with yellow. Try “custard” for a little more visibility. — Would you like to add Crayola’s eight-pack of Multicultural Colored Pencils for free? In effect, that’s what you’re getting here, because this box of fifty incorporates all of the eight Multiculturals plus some others that can be useful in facial tones, like sand or pale rose. — The barrels are round, not hexagonal, sparing big and little fingers alike. — Each pencil contains a teachable moment because the color descriptions are trilingual EN – SP – FR for our NAFTA market, I suppose. Actually they were made in Brazil, as were the Multicultural colored pencils mentioned above. Here “raspberry” (a lovely shade) also becomes “frambuesa” and “framboise.” The Spanish-language part of the barrel renders brown tones idiomatically into coffee colors; thus “light brown” becomes “cafe claro” (French “brun pale”). — I think my Crayola 50 colored pencils are well-made and I have had no fractures or core drop-out as of yet. With three or four exceptions (usually the ones that trend more metallic) the color laydown is good and smooth and shading from the side of the color core (“lead”) is quite easy — again, hand sharpen only. I agree that the color goes quickly, but that’s because it spreads so well and is vivid. If you want a really hard-leaded color pencil, consider Mercur or Staedtler (Norris Club). — My experience indicates that these colored pencils are of very good quality, but if you should have a problem or a question, don’t hesitate to e-mail or phone Crayola’s Service Department (contact info on back of box). I have found them to be very attentive. CONS: — A little too high at the price currently stated, even without taking S&H into effect. I got mine at my closest Walmart for about three dollars less. — They do not have ferrule-and-eraser tips, which seems to be the coming trend. They are not easily erased by regular no. 2 pencil erasers, although the non-latex erasers on the better mass-produced pencils like Mirado Black Warriors or Dixon Ticonderoga (yellow-barrel) can erase “harder” brands with relative ease (such as Mercur, Cra-Z-Art or Staedtler[Norris Club]). Ironically, it is these Crayolas (regular Prangs, too) that lack erasers yet lay down color so well for which a side eraser is most needed. A very useful solution is to invest in a separate Art Gum eraser, which can be had here or in stores for $1.50 or less. As it happens, Crayola does in fact make an Erasable Color Pencil (Item No. 68-4412), but that is a hybrid that behaves roughly like one-fifth color crayon and four-fifths color pencil, which drew middling reviews from me and others. — None of the brands I’ve mentioned, including this one, are meant to commit professional art. These are meant to accommodate ages 3+ according to the maker and allow marking and shading, but not partial erasure and blending. That is the province of the transitional Prismacolor “Scholar” line and above that, the pro models like Prismacolor Premier, Derwent and Caran D’Ache. 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