My daughter loves drawing so much that her drawings are attached to almost every wall of our apartment (while I do too, she mostly tapes them herself 😉 ), therefore I’m constantly on the lookout for new and most importantly innovative and funky materials.
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Recently my little one started predominantly drawing on our windows and cabinets in our living room. Not too long ago I stumbled upon a very interesting coloring set, the Stabilo Woody Crayons that my daughter has grown really fond of in the short time she’s been using it.
Since she likes it so much I thought it deserves its own review post. This post is a complete review of the experience, the good and the not so good we’ve had while using this product.
The Stabilo Woody coloring set is a cross between traditional color pencil, water colors and wax crayons. They appear to be more like a hybrid between a color pencil and crayon, however they’re still soluble in water – important if you wish to remove the traces from somewhere.
They’re awesome for drawing on windows but be mindful of the little ones (broken glass hazard).
Also the tip is quite thick so I very much doubt any child would be able to break them. Ours are all still in one piece even after numerous falls from high altitude. The thickness also makes these pencils nice and easy to grip especially for little hands.
The set comes with is own sharpener that’s much bigger then regular ones to accommodate the thick pencils. I’m not sure if and where you can buy a new one so I don’t recommend losing it or you might have trouble sharpening the pencils.
Furthermore the colors are really strong and pronounced while they still spread nicely. The tip is also very soft and doesn’t break like traditional crayons do.
They work like regular crayons, but they’re soluble in water and you can easily remove them from any smooth surface using a wet cloth.
We’ve discovered that closet doors are also prime ground for our new masterpieces. My daughter is equally thrilled by wiping off the colors as as she is by being able to draw anywhere she chooses, which gets this coloring set bonus points.
If you brush over the painting with a wet brush, you get the effect of water colors while the lines made are still visible underneath. We often draw a picture with coloring pencils and then she brushes over it with a wet paintbrush.
All we need now are pencils, which you can erase from the walls (anything like that exists already? 😉 ), then we could create art just about everywhere.
The price for a set of 10 Stabilo Woody Crayons with Sharpener is $21.33, which is high in comparison to regular crayons. But since those aren’t regular crayons, I have a strong feeling, they’re gonna last a long time.
Pros and cons:
+you can create art on almost every surface
+easily erasable on sleek surfaces
+ very intensive colors
– higher price
Since we regularly use these pencils, I would recommend them to anyone, who would like to draw and create art stress free, even on more uncommon surfaces. 😉