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RE: The best crayons, colored pencils, markers, chalk


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 10:38:55 PST

We buy class packs of Crayola and they last for several years. We store the
markers "in use" tip down in cans. This keeps the tips from drying out and
makes it easy to spot the topless markers because they are shorter than the
others. Loose tops fall off as they are being put up. A staff member goes
through the markers once a month testing them and the dry ones are thrown
out and replaced from the class set box. Every 4 months (between exhibits)
we go through the cans sorting buy color so each can has an = number of each
color. Extras of favorite colors are added at that time.

Kimberly Herbert (
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

-----Original Message-----
From: L. P. Skeen []
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 9:05 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: The best crayons, colored pencils, markers, chalk

> >Longest lasting markers?
> The Sanford Colorific markers can literally go weeks without a cap and
still be ok.

I have to disagree on this. I won a shoebox full of these markers at NCAEA
last year, but did not open them until this fall. Some of the colors are
not true, ie: the black looks blue, and they don't give as good coverage on
the paper as Crayolas do. In addition, there's some kind of problem at
Sanford with the creation of these markers; I have found 3 so far with NO
COLOR WHATSOEVER in them. Weird.