I Have a Problem with Crayola Twistables

Okay, folks. File this one under “I’m using my site to rant” and/or “Clearly there are more important things to think about.”

In a restaurant the other night I noticed these things. Instead of peeling back the paper to expose more crayon , one twists the plastic around the crayon. I understand that these keep the crayons the same size, sure, but doesn’t it seem a bit much?

Let’s look back at when crayons were crayons and the packaging wasn’t gross.

Ah, the oft coveted box of 64 with built-in sharpener.

By the way, get off my lawn.

8 thoughts on “I Have a Problem with Crayola Twistables”

  1. I have never been more disappointed in a company as I am right now with Crayola. With all the problems of too many non-recyclable plastic products polluting the world, not to mention the unsafe plastics coming out of China, Crayola chooses to move from paper covers, which are a renewable resource, to plastic?! I will no longer purchase any Crayola products, and I am going right to their website now to lodge a complaint there, too. How unbelievably irresponsible of them. :(

  2. These have been around for years in Australia, although they weren’t Crayola they were called Zooms when I was a kid. And they’re very practical.

  3. I haven’t tried these but as a mom I love the idea (other than the environmental impact mentioned above). My kids pull the paper off and get tiny pieces everywhere. Not to mention that my 2-year old eats crayons like they are going out of style. At least with twistables she would get smaller doses of colored wax.

    :)

  4. My kids have these, and they actually suck. They break and there’s no way to get the broken crayon piece back in the plastic casing.

    However, they also have a 96-crayon box (classic style) and they love that thing. They actually call it their “96,” as in, “Mom, can you get me my 96? I’m going to draw a robot.”

    So everything will be okay. I promise.

  5. Try soy crayons – better for the enviro overall as they are not made from petroleum. Safer, non-toxic, and you won’t have a duck if your kid eats them.

    Plastic on crayons……shudder. Shan

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