It’s back to school time. Wow. Did anyone else have a summer that flew by? We sure did. August has has always been a favorite time of year for me. My birthday is the end of the month and although it often meant gifts of school supplies when I was a kid, I didn’t mind. I LOVE art supplies. My daughter and I recently got to play with Prang art supplies.
I was familiar with Prang watercolors but hadn’t seen the colored pencils or markers. We also got to try Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils which were really nice quality. We set up our coloring pages and both enjoyed an afternoon coloring and painting together.
I put out a variety of art materials including competitor’s products to see which she would prefer. She consistently used the PRANG brand. I was surprised. Maybe it had to do with the fact that they were something she hadn’t seen before. She loved the size and shape of the colored pencils which are much bigger than the average pencil and are a triangular shape. I haven’t tried sharpening them yet but she loved them. She was VERY excited that they came with gold and silver.
We loved the watercolors. The mixing dish is much deeper than most and the brush is much bigger as well. I found it frustrating that the bristles seemed to be coming out a lot more than others I’ve used. I’m hoping it was something I’d find on first use only. The colors were rich and vibrant and so fun to use brushed over the colored pencil I used on the page first. I’m not sure I want to share them with her!
Too many times I think we need a detailed art project to stay entertained but she loved just sitting down to color together. At one point she put her pencils down, gave me a huge hug and said, “I love you mommy! Thank you for the fun.” The power of creative time with kids.
If you’re looking for a wonderful brand of art and school supplies I highly recommend Prang. Maybe you’re a lover of art time at home and need to invest in some materials for non-school use. In either case you’ll love these products. Why waste your time saving a buck or two on supplies that you or your child could use to create that masterpiece you’ll keep forever? Get the good stuff!
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Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of this post. All thoughts remain my own.