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National Stationery Week is about more than about pretty notebooks, cool pens and gorgeous planner. We need to make an effort to remember and include our little people during National Stationery Week. Erin is now nearly 16 months old and just beginning to discover painting, crayons and pens. Colour and Fun helped us out with a whole range of products to get Erin interested.
Before we get into reviewing the products, I will say that I did test out most of these for the purpose of this post. Erin has a tendency to try to eat everything at the moment and she also can’t really tell me what she thinks of anything.
When it comes to buying pens and crayons for babies, especially as young as Erin, safety is a massive selling point.
These baby colour pens have a lovely rounded tip so babies aren’t able to pull them off. The caps are also baby friendly as they are vented safety caps to prevent choking. On top of that, they’re super washable pens so they shouldn’t stain!
You’ll be spoiled for choice with this massive bumper box of colouring pens. The box has 100 pens and a really nice variety of colours. There are varying shades of each colour which allows you to be really creative with whatever you’re using them for.
I decided to borrow one of Erin’s colouring books to test out some of these products because, well, I don’t have one of my own! If I had to draw with them you’d have been seeing pages and pages of stick men.
The pens have quite thick nibs but don’t let that put you off. The very tip of each pen is a fine so they work really well for both detail and colouring in larger areas. Colouring in with these pens is also super smooth. Some pens can be quite scratchy but I didn’t find that to be the case with these.
I found the colours to be a true representative of the colour on the casing which is great. I’ve had cheap sets of pends in the past where the colours turned out to be awful but that is definitely not the case with this set.
I think the Megastamps are probably my favourite product from everything we received. They’re so much fun.
As you can see from the picture below, I’m really not all that creative when it comes to thinking up what to draw or write. However, I wanted to show off what each of the stamps were.
I love that there is a range of colours and pictures. Each stamp only took one sort of firm press down on the paper and just look how good they turned out. The quality is fantastic. There was no ink running and messing up the image so they have all come out really clear.
I can see Erin loving these when she’s a little bit older. They’re going to be great for teaching her what each stamp is!
72 Wax Crayons
Ah, wax crayons. I remember having these as a child and I couldn’t wait to get Erin some. In true Erin style though she has tried to eat them so far. I don’t think they tasted very nice though.
In the box you get 72 wax crayons and they’re exactly what you’d expect from a wax crayon really. The box doesn’t have the widest range of colours though which is a bit of a shame. However, there are multiple crayons in the same colours so at least if you break one/ run out of one you have another spare.
Erin is most definitely not allowed these colouring pencils yet because she is only 1 and they’re pretty sharp. The pencils are recommended for children over 3 and they’ll be a bit more aware of what they’re doing. Knowing Erin she’d take her eye out with them!
The pack of 24 pencils have a lovely range of colours and they’re really smooth to colour in with. I hate seeing harsh lines when colouring but I didn’t get that at all.
I really like that these pencils come in a slim box. I think I’d like to take a colouring book away with me sometimes to keep me occupied on an evening/ on the train and these wouldn’t take up much space at all in a bag.
Erin is now set for a very long time with colouring equipment but I think I need to get a colouring book for myself now to enjoy them too!