Crayola® Classic Broadline Markers Go Green(er)
Crayola® Classic Broadline Markers – those cheap, non-washable kind filling Back-to-School dump bins at major retailers across the planet – got a bit of a “green” makeover. To be honest, I barely noticed this until well after I made my purchase! What initially caught my attention was the new barrel design – black instead of white. This aesthetic revamp makes them now resemble the far pricier Crayola Gel Markers, which oddly enough I only purchased because of the sleek black barrel!
I’ve reviewed the performance capabilities of Crayola products before, so I won’t duplicate that content, but I should note the issues I observed in the cheaper, non-washable brand (like the fact they truly aren’t kidding when they aren’t marked “washable”) are virtually gone. I tested the marker on a beige painted wall (flat paint) and used red (really difficult to remove) and found these markers came off the wall (with a bit of elbow grease, which is still free!) and did not damage the walls. In addition, they also seem to have been spoiled down with rich pigmentation – even the black marker looked good on the page. So if you’re leery of going with the cheaper version, don’t be. The $1 packs are practically as good as the $3 packs. So stock up. Regardless of whether you spend a dollar or three, you’ll go through these bad boys quickly. They aren’t especially long lasting.
And at this great price – seriously, all the major US retailers have these puppies at or below the $1 mark – purchase a few extras and donate them to the various school supply drives in your community. The kids and educators will LOVE YOU for it.