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Re: [teacherartexchange] Colored pencil (what Sax pencil is good ??)


Date: Sat Sep 27 2008 - 07:14:52 PDT

Hi All,
  I have been following this colored pencil thread , and I would love to know the exact name of the thick pencils form Sax that a few of you recommended. So I can order some right away !!!
I am doing colored pencil radial designs with my 4th graders and struggle constantly with sharpening the Crayola and Roseart ones..

Thanks in advance,
Christine Besack :)

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> 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.
> Maggie
> 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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