I can’t think of another toy or package of art supplies that have made my daughter go on and on about how “awesome” it is, but she does that every time she picks her Crayola Paint Brush Pens up (which was often, until they ran out of ink).
The pens lasted for several weeks with heavy use. We only got the five-count set with blue, purple, red, yellow, and green because that’s all they had at Target, but there is also a 40-count set available atÂ Crayola StoreÂ if your child’s interested in having tons of vibrantly colored markers to draw with.
These are like markers with flexible paintbrush tips that don’t splay out or squeak when they hit the page. The color is opaque and flows evenly, almost like paint would. The colors don’t smear around, require water like watercolors do, or make a mess.
They can’t really be successfully layered any more than traditional markers to create new colors like you would be able to with regular paints, so that was a little bit of a disappointment for me. My daughter still doesn’t seem to mind. The colors didn’t seep through the paper onto the pages underneath in her notebook as some markers tend to do.
The barrel is curvy and comfortable to hold, which could have something to do with why my daughter will use them for hours and hours. She tends to use her regular markersâ€”even with a wider range of colors availableâ€”less often and for shorter periods of time. The lids click into place so the markers won’t dry out easily.
Photo credit:Â Crayola