Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils

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Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils

Crayola Short Barrel Colored Woodcase Pencils, 3.3 mm, 12 Assorted Colors/Set

3.3 mm Lead Size - Assorted Lead Colors - 12/ Set - View Complete Details

Product Number: CYO684112

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Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils - Made for little hands, these Crayola Short Barrel Woodcase Pencils feature thick, soft 3.3 mm cores that don't break easily under pressure. They also come with pre-sharpened points that last longer and sharpen easily. Crayola Colored Pencils are made from strong, reforested wood, making them more environmentally friendly. These colored pencils come in various bright colors, and they offer a smooth, scratch-free laydown that can be used for color mixing and blending.

  • Pre-sharpened points stay sharp longer and resharpen easier than most colored pencils.
  • Features thick, soft 3.3mm 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.
  • 12 color pencils with short lengths for little hands.
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Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils

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Comments about Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils:

Quick delivery, great product! Love the short pencils for our specific needs.

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  • Lo initial purchase price


  • Difficult to handle
  • False economy 4 art stuff
  • Outer box is deceiving
  • Runs Out Quickly

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  • Easier to store maybe
  • Long Term Use
  • Not much fun--

Comments about Crayola Short Barrel Colored Pencils:

Crayola has some wonderful products and quite a few of them, but I honestly don't know what the intended use for this Short Barrel colored pencil is. The box itself employs a "stadium seating" arrangement of stepped-up rows that partially disguise the fact that the pencils are SHORT - 3.5 inches (9 cm) long, half the normal industry length of 7 - 7.5 inches. They are difficult to hold and work with, especially for little fingers. (Think of a bridge-club pencil or golf pencil, which they resemble except for having the 3.3mm colored cores instead of "lead" graphite in the middle.) There are no erasers on the ends, yet the pencil marks are not the easiest to erase without a high-quality (non-latex-containing) eraser.

It was an interesting effort but Crayola has so many other, more deservedly popular products, most of which cost not much more: regular crayons, 12 to the box and up, metallic crayons and pencils, standard (7-inch-long) colored pencils beginning with the same color as here and extending to boxes of 24, 36 and (my favorite) 50. Crayola even has its own line of Erasable Pencils!

It costs so little more to go with the genuine article, standard-length colored pencil (in a pinch, there are other similar brands out there too) -- that I can't find anything compelling with this brand, nor have any of the other reviews I've read at other sites. Just please consider what 3.5 inches really means, and whether you'd like to write, draw or sketch with it.

I bought these Short Barrel color pencils with my own money for my own use, but now I wonder why. It hasn't dimmed me on Crayola, but it has made me suspicious of boxes containing some hollow space.

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  • Was this a gift?:
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    Are these "fatty" pencils for young children......
    Asked on 8/9/2011 by PMS from farmington hills MI

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      The Crayola Woodcase Pencils have 3.3 mm lead, a little thicker for younger hands.

      Answered on 8/11/2011 by Adam
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