Review: Flexcils – Pencils with a twist

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Before you go ‘WHUT?’, these are some really really special pencils. *nods sagely*

Have you been in that situation where you are constantly finding broken crayons cos your little tot has decided that it was more fun than colouring?

newp, totally cannot break me.

newp, totally cannot break me.

Have you been in that situation where you are constantly finding colour pencils or crayons cos they have rolled away?

hah! try rolling me away!

hah! try rolling me away!

Or how about having to sit down at night to sharpen the colour pencils?

newp. I'm the colour itself. What sharpening??

newp. I’m the colour itself. What sharpening??

Yup. That’s what the Flexcils are all about. THE colouring tool for toddlers. Trust me, we’ve gone through SO many crayons it is not funny, and not each pack have survived the hands of the two boys.

We’ve had the cheapie ones that restaurants give out as activity packs; we’ve had Crayola jumbo crayons, Crayola triangle crayons, Crayola Twistables crayons. The only crayons that have survived are my oil pastels and that’s because the boys know better than to break them.

Break my crayons and I’ll break your fingers. *grumbles*

Colour pencils? Same fate. I…am not a big fan of sharpening pencils and the boys drop the pencils A LOT of times. WTH. That said, it is a lot less messy than using crayons.

So yes. The Flexcils are the only other set of colouring tools that have survived in our household. As you can see, it cannot be broken. Ollie tried bending it here and there but newp, it did not break.

It cannot even be bitten off. Yup. Gotta hand it to the 3yo who did try to chew it. But newp, it didn’t get bitten off. There are bite marks tho! But nothing was chipped off and Faber Castel colouring pencils they are not. The colour doesn’t run in liquid, so you don’t get a kid with a coloured tongue. And hell am I glad that they are non-toxic crayons.

I really don’t need to sharpen the Flexcils, but if you want it to have the ‘pencil’ tip, you can sharpen the tips! So far, the boys haven’t complained about wanting sharpened tips to colour. I mean, it’s triangular, there are 3 corners they can use to colour from lor.

The boys have been looking after this set of crayons so far. Oliver loves arranging the colours in the tray cos they don’t roll around and they have a designated slot for each crayon. Quentin likes it that it doesn’t leave any residue on his fingers. Gripping a thin triangular pencil does take a little getting used to but again, so far no complaints from the boys about the Flexcils!

The Flexcils are available at MumsPick and comes in 2 trays, 12pcs and 5pcs. My opinion? Worth every cent especially if they still stay in shape and don’t roll off tables!

Disclaimer: We received a set of Flexcils 12pcs for review purposes. The review is written based on our experience and is written as objectively as possible. All opinions are solely ours. 

 

 

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