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Re: [teacherartexchange] Colored pencil help


Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 14:44:15 PDT

As others have mentioned, quality hand-sharpeners work very well. I prefer the metal kind
from Germany.

Bunki Kramer was always a big fan of the thick colored pencils from Prang, and got me hooked,
too. They last practically forever and don't break easily. Of course, you need a sharpener
that can take that thickness. I just used a utility knife. My HSers were allowed to sharpen
the pencils themselves.


Donna Pumphrey wrote:
> All righty then. I am having colored pencil issues. The kids dearly love to color with them
> but I have found.
> A.) If you sharpen them in the electric pencil sharpener they clog up the electric pencil
> sharpener. If you sharpen them in the other pencil sharpener then some of them are too soft
> and they crumble.
> B.) Some of them are not made on center and when they are shapened they will not sharpen.
> C.) They get use used up quickly.

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