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Paints/crayons/colouring pens or pencils suitable for the under 3 yo's???

(13 Posts)
ImDreamingOfACheapXmas Sat 22-Oct-11 22:16:16


I'm looking for some art products for an 18 month old. I want to do some art with my son, but can't find anything that is suitable for the under 3's.

Much appreciated

SazZaVoom Sat 22-Oct-11 22:18:34

What do you mean in terms of 'suitable'? A pencil is a pencil, same for crayons and paintbrushes.

Crayola do some 'magic' pens if you are talking about things that will not mark

ImDreamingOfACheapXmas Sat 22-Oct-11 22:21:52

I want things that will mark. I mean None Toxic if ingested, i guess.

I dont want to give him things that aren't "suitable" just in case

BlondeBatgirl Sat 22-Oct-11 22:40:16

Aquadoodle!! Its brilliant, no mess, reusable and completly non toxic!! My ds used to love it!! smile

BlondeBatgirl Sat 22-Oct-11 22:41:13

Crayola also do good pens for younger ones. All non toxic and washable.

PinterestQueen Sat 22-Oct-11 23:17:28

Crayola... but count them out of the packet and back in...

Tries to wipe this evenings incident from mind

wonkylegs Sat 22-Oct-11 23:22:45

Crayola do a range called Beginnings especially for under 3's but if your supervising their superwashable ones are fine too (supervision re lids ) and they are actually washable unlike some of the cheap knockoff ones which if it comes off their clothes makes them worth a few more pennies IMO

BoattoBolivia Sat 22-Oct-11 23:31:57

My 18 month old loves the crayola beginnings pens. They are bright colours and wash off his hands and face really easily!

Clary Sat 22-Oct-11 23:35:06

Crayola crayons are OK surely?

I mean the big hexagonal ones? We still use them now actually (youngest child is 8) as we find they work well and don't break.

these ones I mean

AndiMac Sat 22-Oct-11 23:41:04

I have picked up some felt pens that are really good for little ones. They have a flat base on the felt, so they can't push them in. Sort of like a felt stamper pen, but without a stamp, just a round base. I've bought two kinds, one at Sainsburys in the stationary section and one at ELC. Unfortunately, I can't find an online link to either product, but it might be worth a snoop around if either shop is close to you.

ImDreamingOfACheapXmas Sun 23-Oct-11 10:34:15

Fab. Thanks ladies I will have a look around.

snailoon Sun 23-Oct-11 10:36:17

Felt tips are MUCH more fun than pencils or crayons. The colours are vivid and go on easily. Just get ones that aren't indelible.

ImDreamingOfACheapXmas Mon 24-Oct-11 19:43:33

Laughs at Indelible ink from snailoon

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