Dry Erase … Crayons?

dry erase crayons

Dry Erase Crayons


Welcome to Workshop Wednesday! As promised, today I’m going to share with you something new I discovered at the I Teach K! conference in Las Vegas.

As I was browsing the vendor booths in the exhibit hall I ran across the Resources for Reading booth and saw something that piqued my curiosity, they are called Crayola Dry Erase….Crayons! I got an adrenaline rush just thinking about the benefits of this wonderful new product. We will no longer be subjected to that horrible, headache inducing smell every time we use dry erase markers in the classroom, no more stained clothing, no more dried out markers, no more flattened tips- those Crayola people are genius!

To answer your questions about the new Crayola Dry Erase Crayons:

  • No, they don’t smell at all.
  • Yes, they erase easily, you don’t need to be Superman to erase.
  • You can erase with a sock or a regular eraser.
  • There is a built in crayon sharpener in the box.
  • Each box comes with a fabric mitt you can use for erasing. The material is soft and kind of shiny, like the cloth you use to clean your glasses.
  • The crayons don’t erase instantly like regular dry erase markers do. For example, if a child writes on the board with a dry erase crayon and then holds the board to his or her chest the writing won’t smear off like it does with regular markers.

Neither Resources for Reading nor Crayola have paid me in any way for this post; I chose to feature this product and website because I feel they may be of interest to the readers of this blog. However, if either company would like to donate a few boxes as prizes for my loyal readers I wouldn’t object :)

About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.

Comments

  1. I LOVE Resources for Reading but I haven’t seen this new product. I wonder if they’re in the regular stores yet?? This is SO exciting!!!

  2. V. Levin says:

    Jenna- Yes, they are in regular stores because I bought mine at my local Staples store. I was afraid if I bought them in Vegas they would melt in my luggage :)

  3. I’ve seen them at my local Target in the back-to-school section too!

  4. Sherry Taylor says:

    I can’t wait to find them! I can never figure out what the kids do with the tops to the markers. We go thru so many markers because they love the dry erase boards. I don’t have the heart to take the boards out of the writing center!

  5. Deborah says:

    I have to get me some of these!

  6. This sounds fabulous and something teachers would love too. I have to search for these. By the way, what is a ballpark figure on cost?

    Thanks,
    Carol

  7. I too was very excited to see these! I am so glad to hear that they work, I already have them set up in my writing center and can’t wait for the kids to use them. Gotta love Crayola! ( I bought mine at Target for $2.99)

  8. Hi Vanna,
    I am so glad you “reviewed” these on your site. I had requisitioned them for this year and opened a box last Thursday. They do seem softer than the usual crayon, but I really like them! I never have been able to get used to the smell from regular or low odor dry erase markers. All in all, I am sooo glad I spotted these in my School Specialty catalog last May!
    Woohoo!

  9. Cherry Mays says:

    I saw some of these at SPLASH! in Dallas and was amazed! I’m so glad they are available in regular stores!

  10. Went and brought some today at Target. Used them today with my four year old and they were wonderful.

  11. ayn colsh says:

    So glad to see this post! I saw these the other day at the store and wondered how they worked. I’ll have to go back and get a box!

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