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Crayola 50ct Long Colored Pencils

Presharpened points stay sharp longer and resharpen easier than most colored pencils. Features thick soft 3.3 mm cores that don’t break easily under pressure. Bright colors provide smooth scratch-free laydown and are perfect for color mixing and blending. Manufactured from strong reforested wood leaving rainforests alone and protecting the environment. Mechanism: N/A Pencil Type: Drawing Lead Color(s): 50 Assorted Grip Type: N/A.Unit of Measure : SetAround the time children enter kindergarten, they begin to explore the art of small-scale, detailed drawing. While parents and teachers never want to discourage big and bold art, colored pencils are an ideal tool for children to use to satisfy their urge to draw smaller, intricate shapes. A set such as this one, with 50 different colors, also gives children the chance to explore the world of color. They can carefully fill in the blotchy markings of a calico kitten or precisely form each blade of grass–maybe trying a combination of yellow-green, pine, and jade. Older artists will appreciate the generous assortment of vibrant colors as well as the convincing metallic shades of silver and gold. Although most colors are true to their labels, a few don’t deliver. For example, the pale rose leans more toward an antique, dusty rose, and the taupe is just a shade dark. But overall this is a great set of colored pencils, appropriate for any household.

Product Features

  • Need for school
  • Brand you can trust
  • Contains 50 bright intense colors
  • Pre-sharpened long pencils that are strong and durable

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2 comments to Crayola 50ct Long Colored Pencils

  • Ray "A Reader"

    Surprisingly Good! Really! 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.

  • Smeequat "Ash"

    The best things in life can be cheap! Never assume colored pencils are for children. Never assume that a cheap art item is a poor quality art item. Crayola, for me, are best known as the most afforadable and widely ranged set of pencils on the market.They have hard lead that gives very smooth laydown. With these pencils, it is always best to start out light and layer your colors until you get a sleek, natural result.The problem with Crayola is that the lead is too hard for blending, i.e, ‘pushing’ the colors into one another. If you are the type of artist who is into such things, I suggest Prismacolor pencils. But you can mix a little with a white Crayola pencil, so give it a try if you like.Overall, wonderful for hardcore traditional artists or beginning scribblers. It definately won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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