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Crayola Twistable Color Pencils

Updated on March 26, 2011

Crayola Twistable Color Pencils

 The Crayola range of art materials are vast and quite popular and with the Crayola Twistables which are just a novelty idea for doing away with a pencil sharpener which works on some levels, but they are quite cheap to buy and that's what I am focusing on.

The Twistables are just the equivalent of the Crayola colored pencils without the need for sharpening, different colored lead held in color coded plastic tubes to identify the colors and at the end of the pencils is a twisting plastic nozzle which helps to twist out the pencil lead. It's a variation on the mechanical pencil, although the leads are thicker and they have to be really to color in artwork as most people tend to press quite hard to get the maximum colors out of each pencil.

I've had a few packs of these Twistable Crayolas for awhile and they was gathering some dust and so I thought I'd bring them out of hiding and just color some stuff in with them and whilst I did that I did a short video on them, nothing special, just a working demonstration of them and a bit of a review, although not an in depth review.

You can watch that video below....

Crayola Twistables Video Review And Coloring Demonstration

Other Crayola Twistable Ranges

Crayola Twistables like you can see above, come in the crayon range too which is quite fun for kids as they often prefer the crayons over the color pencils, but even artists on a budget can buy the different ranges of twistables depending on what art they are drawing or creating.

The only minor quibble that I'd say is that some of these packs don't come with any lead refills as once the lead goes, that's curtains for your twistable pens. I suppose there would be some specialist art shop that might sell colored pencil lead as refills, but it won't be the classic Crayola lead.....I'll have to do a little more research into this!

Of if you prefer to use the classic original Crayola colored pencils then you can buy them below

Crayola Twistable Pencils For Coloring

Crayola Twistable color pencils.
Crayola Twistable color pencils.

Crayola Twistable Color Pencils

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      liyan03 6 years ago

      I?twistable pencil,crayons,pastels

      ILOVEYA!!!

      Pretty Cool !!!!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers.....these Twistables are ace in my opinion!!!

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Hey, those are cool! I may just buy some of those. haha. Thanks! Nice Hub!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      40 years ago! you don't look a day over 30!

      The Crayola pencils haven't changed that much as they are still great coloring pencils for kids and adults!

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      loriamoore 6 years ago

      Boy what a difference from the 8-pack crayons I had as a kid 40 years ago!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Robert!

      That video nearly got wiped from my hard drive, so I'm glad I could finish it...I'm working on getting the sound better on my videos too, may have to get a sony IC recorder and sync the files to match and then delete the video camera audio see if that works!

      I like the Crayola Twistables range, will have to get me some twistable crayons and have a color with them!!

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      robertsloan2 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      That problem of not being able to find refills is there even with the artist grade mechanical colored pencils. I bought a Museum Set from Caran d'Ache and while I love them, I know once I've used them up that the lead holders will wind up just being lead holders for graphite. Wish they'd sell the replacements for them.

      Crayola are the best performing children's colored pencils, so the Twistables may be handy especially for large area fill-ins. I found that it takes more layers to get the same effects as expensive artist grade pencils, but they will get full saturation if you put in the work. It's better to use multiple layers than extra pressure or that may groove the paper.

      Excellent burning skull demo with the Crayola Twistables. That's awesome!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      They certainly are, cheers now!

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      aperturering 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Such a simple thing, but these pencils are great!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Girly girl!

      They do just the same job as the classic Crayola colored pencils, just without the annoyance of a pencil sharpener that sometimes could crack your lead, I hate it when that happens!!

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      girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

      those are pretty cool! I love how convenient they are. I might buy some to use with underlining my notes in different colors. thanks for the review

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