Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Faber-Castell Review

We got sent some great arty items from Faber Castell. Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies (e.g., staplers, slide rules, erasers, rulers) and art supplies, founded in 1761. With the new term approaching these are  some fab back to school essentials. 

In our huge bag of goodies was Pear Shaped Easy Grip Crayons, Pen Connector Bucket & some Scribolino's. Both children are a crafty bunch so art supplies always go down well. 

First up the brightly coloured pear shaped crayons which are great for little hands, because of there chunky shape they are easy to hold. Lexie loved using these and had a steady hand while effortlessly colouring. The crayons are erasable and don't stain, so children's hands stay clean when using.

The pen connector bucket is pretty cool, first of all it comes in a huge plastic tub to keep them together neat and tidy. They have strong tips and easy to grip and hold. The fun and innovative “connector clips” allow children to create their own designs and models, as well as create their very own master pieces. When they are all connected you can literally just roll them up and place them snug in the tub. Raiden liked these he said they made him draw non messy. I think because of the sharpness of the tip its easier to control than a normal felt tip pen. The pens are water based so are easier to wash out of hands and clothes.

The Scribolino's have chunky pens with dents in he middle so its easier to grip. The rollerballs make it easier to write and glides on to the paper. The scribolino collection is ideal for children learning to write. The ergonomic barrel and three finger grip is great for relaxed writing and suitable for both right and left handers. They come with an extra cartridge so you get two for the price of one. Raiden found these easy to write with and they are love to use. 

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Also i wanted to mention the Playful fun painting with the Faber-Castell app "Creative Kids" The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for the iPad free of charge. 

Wobbling mice, crawling bugs and giggling colour-ghosts – the Creative Kids app brings colour pencil pictures to life! It offers numerous fascinating applications to young artists from the age of six who want to experience great painting adventures. It's easy as pie: step by step the app illustrates how moving images and animations can be created with paper, colour pencil and iPad. Children's fine motor skills, creativity and imagination are playfully trained at the same time.

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