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ALEX TOYS Colossal Art Set by ALEX BRANDS

ALEX TOYS Colossal Art Set by ALEX BRANDS

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: ALEX BRANDS
Price: $47.95
Review:

As a child, I always coveted those beautiful art kits, with rainbows of art supplies in row after row of crayons, pastels, and pencils. They seemed like the door to unlimited creativity. ALEX TOYS has taken the kit one -- or several -- steps further with the Colossal Art Set, a nearly-4-foot-by-1 ½ -foot palette of color. Make no mistake, this will make any child's eyes pop -- just before he or she dives into the irresistible array of supplies.

The set contains markers (thick and thin), colored pencils (long and short), sharpeners, erasers (standard and kneaded), drawing pencils (several #2 HB), crayons, dry watercolors, paintbrushes, pastels -- all in double or triple the quantity of the usual sets. Plus a stack of paper, so the child can start creating right away. There is so MUCH in here that it will last even the most persistent young artists through many months play, until they are ready to graduate to more professional supplies.

Emily Crawford   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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