Since 1903 Crayola has been very well known for its crayons. Kids use crayons to color at school, at home and to pass the time waiting in restaurants. There are hundreds of colors of Crayons. Did you also know there were so many types of Crayola crayons?
Crayola crayons come in many sizes and varieties for children of all ages and interests. There are diffrent reasons why children may need a specific type of crayon. Older children who are completing school projects might like glitter crayons,... fabric crayons, twistables and Slick Stix crayons. Younger children first learning to hold a crayon and scribble may benefit from triangular crayons and washable crayons.
Here are the top types of crayons parents may want to consider when buying new crayons for their children.
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Children love to use traditional Crayola crayons to color in their coloring books or while completing worksheets or projects in their classrooms. These crayons can be purchased in packages of varying amounts of crayons. The larger the pack, the more shades and colors there are available. Colors are also labelled in English and Spanish.
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Crayola Washable crayons are a must-have for families with young children learning to color. Little kids can experiment with these washable crayons. If a child gets overly creative, finding walls and tables to color on accidentally, parents can simply wash their stray marks off the walls and the floors with a damp sponge.
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These glittery crayons from Crayola are a great way for a child to brighten up their piece of art, without having to deal with the gooey, gluey mess that can accompany glitter when completing arts and crafts activities.
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Does your child like to personalize items like their clothing? Are you creating individualized t-shirts for an event at school, fundraiser or a birthday party? Kids use Crayola fabric crayons on paper, then parents carefully transfer the drawing onto fabric using an iron.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Crayola Oil Pastels have rich color and a creamy finish. They are harder than traditional artist's oil pastels, which may make them more suitable for little hands.
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Many children get distracted by needing to peel the paper on their crayons, or frustrated if their crayons break or have a dull tip. Crayola Twistables eliminate the need for messy paper peeling or sharpening. Twist the plastic barrel on the end of the crayon, then use the crayon. When finished, twist the crayon back into the barrel. These crayons last longer and there is less waste.
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Young children learning to color may benefit from thicker triangular crayons. The shape of the crayon encourages a child to hold the crayon in the correct grasp with their thumb, index and middle finger. The triangular shape also does not allow the crayons to roll off the table when coloring.
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Are there mirrors in your home, or windows at your child's school or on your car that need decorating for a festive event? These window crayons can be used to decorate mirrors and glass, then easily cleaned when finished.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Slick Stix are a large, super-smooth crayon that glide on paper and can color large areas quickly with bright colors. These crayons are great for children who do not love to color or have the hand strength and persistence to color large areas on posters.
Article updated by Keriann Wilmot, Toys Expert at About.com.