Crayola Twistable Crayons, Pack of 12

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Have fun with crayons that don't need sharpening or peeling.


When the pencils get worn down, simply twist them and carry on colouring!

Eligible for International Delivery
Suitable From
3 years
Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Editors Notes

Crayola was founded in New York city in 1885 by cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith. It started out as an industrial pigment supply company and it wasn’t until 1900 that they shifted focus towards art products, producing slate school pencils. This experimentation eventually led to Binney producing the world’s first dustless white chalk, paving the way for Crayola to become a household name and a leader in the industry of art products for home and school use.

Nowadays they are most famous for their crayons, so it is quite surprising that it took them 20 years to produce their first prototype, in 1905. It was this year that they released the No. 8 crayon box, which featured eight different coloured crayons. It was from there that they carried on expanding their range, creating a wide variety of different colours.

In 1958 they released a 64-colour pack that introduced their very first in-built crayon sharpener. To mark their 75th anniversary in 1978, they debuted their range of Crayola markers, the success of which led them to develop coloured pencils and washable markers in 1987. All Crayola-branded products are marketed as non-toxic and safe for use by children, being sold in over 80 countries.

A recent study at Yale University concluded that the scent of Crayola crayons is one of the most recognisable scents for adults, proving that their products have a special place in many people’s hearts.


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Named or Saturday UK delivery


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International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
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Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb crayons Bought these for my 4yr old Granddaughter. She loves using them. Lovely vibrant colours, don't need sharpening as you just twist up a new section so easy for little people to do themselves. Very durable and long lasting. These are the best crayons I have ever bought and will definitely replace with same. 29 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good Idea! Such an excellent idea! Very good for the little ones, No mess with sharpening bits! 18 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by No more hunting for a pencil sharpener! All the advantages of crayons (no messy fingers) without the hassle of having to keep sharpening them. 5 year old daughter has used them a lot and my 2 year old son has also had a go and hasn't broken one yet. 04 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent for little hands we bought these originally for my 2 yr old, so she could have big girl 'pens' like her sister. they are still crayons and so there's no lids to lose or swallow and they can't dry out! Had to buy some more for big sister as she likes them so much! Bright colours and no need to sharpen, just twist up! even little hands can do this. They can break inside the tube if dropped but we've had some success at melting broken ends back together! Fabulous product, highly recommend 21 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by No mess We all love these pencils, hey were really useful when going on the plane on holiday, the girls can use on there own with no need to sharpen and they have lasted for ages. 10 September 2011
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