I Won’t Buy Cra-Z-Art Crayons Again – Too Waxy, Clumpy & Soft
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NOTE FROM COLLIN:
Similar to how we do our Try Me Tuesday posts with product recommendations, I thought it would be also fun to do basically the complete opposite. With that said, I introduce “Waste of Money Wednesday!” 😂 This post will be exactly that – the Hip2Save team will be sharing products that they aren’t happy with, products they feel are a waste of money – basically product UN-recommendations.
Hello everyone! It’s Angie, one of Collin’s sidekicks!
If you’ve got kids, chances are they are back in school and you recently spent a small fortune purchasing back to school supplies (OR hardly anything if you’re a Hip2Saver!😃). In an attempt to save a little money, I decided to purchase Cra-Z-Art Crayons for around 25¢ instead of Crayola Crayons for 50¢ (gotta love those back to school sales).
If you’ve purchased Cra-Z-Art Crayons before, you may have that same sort of waste of money feeling that I have… ☹️
Cra-Z-Art Crayons tend to be a softer crayon, and they just don’t last very long. The tips also break easily which can be frustrating when you are putting the finishing touches on an art project. And, I have noticed they have a sort of waxy look to them that almost looks like you could peel the color up off the paper.
In addition, they leave small globs of waxy color behind, which doesn’t make for a very smooth appearance and it smears around. If you look at the pic above, the Cra-Z-Art crayons do have a vibrant color, but they appear super waxy and clumpy compared to the Crayola crayons.
I have decided that it’s DEFINITELY worth paying the additional money to purchase Crayola crayons!