Faber-Castell Classic Color Pencil Tin

We recently had the opportunity to review Timberdoodle’s 48ct Classic Color Pencil & Sketching Tin. Our boys love their colored pencils. They will choose to use pencils over crayons or markers every time. I keep hearing how great these pencils are, so we had to put them to the test.

Pros

*The tin comes with a nice assortment of colors, including several different shades of each.

*The pencils shade nicely for more advanced artists using more complex drawing techniques.

*The eraser that comes with the set works very well. I was quite impressed with its ability to erase the colored pencils (even though it says its specifically for erasing blacklead pencils).

*They don’t constantly break like other brands. Even after sharpening. This was very refreshing!

Cons

*I feel that for pencils, the price point ($37, for a tin of 48) is a bit high for our family.

*They seemed to shrink faster than other pencils when sharpened.

Overall, the price point is really hard for me to get past. While these pencils are nice, even better than the top choice in classroom art supplies, would I pay this much for pencils for a 2nd and 4th grader? Not likely. However, if I was someone who sketched more or had an older child who was highly interested in art and learning various techniques, I would probably invest in this set.

Disclaimer: Timberdoodle provided me with a discounted Faber-Castell 48ct Classic Color Pencil & Sketching Tin Set in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and received no further compensation.

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