The Stabilo Pencils I’m reviewing this week for Timberdoodle were a huge hit, both with my children and with my grandchildren.
The pencils were much thicker than I was expecting, but their stubby shape and thick wooden casing made them virtually indestructible.
And with 18 bright, creamy colors to choose from, there were plenty to go around. The kids didn’t seem to mind sharing at all.
The children enjoyed drawing freehand with the pencils…
… but they also had fun using the paintbrush included with the set for turning their sketches into vibrant watercolor paintings. And the hand-held sharpener included in the set ensure the pencils stay sharp — though we haven’t had to use ours yet. These leads have staying power!
The short, fat pencils were easy for even the tiniest hands to grasp. Don’t you love that sweet little smile?
The adults in our family enjoyed drawing with Stabilo pencils every bit as much as the children did.
The pencils provided great coverage and showed up clearly, even on dark colored paper.
Bottom line: I really like the versatility of this product. Stabilo pencils are easy to handle, more durable than crayons, longer lasting than markers or map pencils, much less messy than paint or pastels, but able to produce comparable results to all those media, depending entirely upon how you use them.
Ready to try them yourself? You can order Stabilo pencils through Timberdoodle as a stand alone product or as part of Timberdoodle’s 2022 Pre-K Curriculum Kit.
While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to take a look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!
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I’m really impressed with the colors you got out of these. Would you say they could replace crayons? Or are they too different.
Jennifer Flanders says
I was wondering the same thing myself: Should I just toss the crayons out completely and keep these in the craft drawer instead? There are not as many shades of color with the Stabilo set than with a big box of Crayolas. So if that’s important to you, then probably not. But the Stabilo pencils do offer great coverage and don’t break when you press too hard, so that would definitely argue in favor of keeping just those if you have space to store only one medium.