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Re: Multicultural skin tone colors

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MEnderle1 (menderle1)
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 22:38:56 -0600


>>I am going to be ordering some sets of tempera paints, markers,
>>construction paper, etc. in multicultural skin tones. The only brands I
>>am at all familiar with are Crayola (markers and paints) and Pacon
>>(construction paper). Does anyone have any imput on which brands you
>>think have the best (i.e.true-to-life) colors?
>>Marcia Scurfield
>>
I have used a variety of brands, depending on the product type and of
course, cost. I decided to invest in the multicultural crayons because my
students were all asking to use the brown, and there was only one or two
in the whole regular box. I have used both the Prang and Crayola brands
of crayons, again depending on the end cost. I felt it was important for
the kids (all of which were non-white) had the option of using a color
that matched their skin. It was actually kind of neat seeing the kids put
a crayon up to their hand and see which one matched theirs.
Regarding other products, I've also used multicultural markers. I
couldn't justify the higher cost for the Crayola markers, but found the
the Global Art brand to do just fine for the amount that it was used.
Actually, I first used the product as a way of adding accent or matching
detail to metallic-color painted masks. They turned out beautiful. I've
also used the crayola color pencils. Nothing like Prismacolors, though.

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