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Crayola Twistables — a long overdue product

I have shoe-boxes filled with crayons at home – the bulk of which are sad and lonely broken nubs, without labels. As a kid, I remember there was nothing quite as exciting as a shiny new box of crayolas.  I always promised myself that I would handle each of them with care and put them back in the box….but I never ever did… and neither do my kids… thus the crayon graveyard in the shoebox.

Recently, I went to stock up on travel friendly art supplies when I found these twistables in a random pharmacy,  tucked away like some dark dirty secret.  I bought 5 packs immediately feeling like I must have been privy to some mix-up at the plant.   What a super genius idea!  Why did it take so long?!?

They last a long time and they remain intact!  They also come in fun colors schemes like rainbow and glitter.



Comments (7)

April 14, 2010

I recall using twistable crayons as a child myself… a great idea! But maybe somewhere along the line they went out of fashion??

April 14, 2010

I gave these to my son for his 3rd birthday two weeks ago. I love the idea but now he spends more time twisting them than actually colouring! They are still genius though.

April 14, 2010

We also have about three boxes filled with broken crayons!
And I too remember how great it was to get a fresh new box… so funny!

April 15, 2010

oh yes, these have been a favorite of ours for years – sadly they do not have them in Kenya yet 🙁 of course it did not take long for Basil to figure out to take them out of their casing and they break easily when out – what s the allure of breaking crayons? I will never know.

April 16, 2010

hmmm, cool, as I have the same problem here. They probably do not have them in Germany yet, but maybe I can import them from the States the next time my parents come over!

April 19, 2010

@ baroquebabies

I’m in Germany also and purchased them in this store:


but I see that you can also order them through Amazon.de


Good luck!

April 27, 2010

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