April 2, 2003
Colors-In-Motion Twist Up Crayons
I bought these at WalMart (the 10 pack) for the twins. I absolutely love them. They are easy to color with and don't break under normal use (the twins are rough, too). They also color just as good as crayons, and better than some of the off-brand ones. It's like using a marker but less messy. Another great thing about them is that they are more sturdy than crayons. I don't know how many times I've opened a new box of regular crayons for the twins and 1/2 of them are broken in half by the end of the day.
Basically, these crayons work like a mechanical pen. When the tip gets low, you twist it advance the crayon. This is my first pack, but I'm sure that I will buy more. I don't remember the price, but I believe it was around 3 bucks for the 10-pack that I got.
Bottom Line: Great find. I hope this company continues to make these crayons. They would be a fantastic school supply. I'd like to see refills, or larger packages in the future.