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7 Reasons Why Clay Crayons are Better than Wax

If you’ve already tried our crayons, you’ll know that the difference between them and standard wax crayons is immediately noticeable. From the first use, colouring with Bambino crayons is a smooth and satisfying experience. But what is it exactly that makes our crayons special? Well it’s the unique clay formula we keep going on about, of course! Our crayons (or should I say, ‘clayons’) are made using an orginal clay formula. In this blog post I’m going to walk you through the top 7 reasons why we think our crayons deserve a spot in your stationery box over wax crayons. 

1. No Waxy Smudges

Imagine it. It’s a rainy Tuesday afternoon and you’ve been peacefully colouring in a fresh page in your favourite colouring book. You’ve spent ages meditatively shading in an illustration, being careful not to go over the lines. Everything is perfect and you’re feeling very satisfied with your art. Suddenly, you slip, one misguided lean and your hand smears across your colouring. All that time spent trying to get the right effect on the page and now it’s been ruined with a messy smudge. This could have all been avoided if you’d been using Bambino crayons. Our clay formula applies to the page more like a colouring pencil than a traditional crayon. No smudges, no waxy hand feel, and no more worrying you could ruin your colouring with one foul swoop. You can even erase it.

2. They Blend

Most crayons come in multipacks with an assortment of colours, ours included. But what most crayons don’t have is the ability to seamlessly blend colours like ours do. While you may be restricted to 24 colours in wax crayons, a pack of Bambino crayons offers you limitless possibilities. Using our crayons to blend opens up a whole rainbow of colours. Never again shall you be stuck searching for that perfect shade of orange – you can simply create it yourself.

3. They won’t Stain or Melt

This one is for the busy parents who just can’t seem to escape their beloved little one’s trail of carnage. It’s all well and good watching your miniature Picassos colour to their hearts’ content, but what happens when you realise a lone blue crayon has been sneaked away from the crayon box, and that same blue crayon has been used on a much larger canvas – your living room wall? Well that depends entirely on what sort of crayons you bought. If you bought other crayons, expect to spend the next hour of your life scraping and scrubbing wax from your new wallpaper, desperately trying to follow whatever advice you can scour from the first page of Google. If you bought Bambino crayons, you can rest easy knowing there won’t be a bright blue mural stuck on your wall for the rest of time. Our clay formula is completely washable, meaning it can be easily cleaned off with water, and your little ones can get creative without the looming terror that your walls and furniture won’t be converted into an art gallery of your children’s design.

4. Vibrant Colours

It only takes one look to spot the difference between our crayons and regular wax crayons. Our crayons produce a much bolder, more vibrant end result than the pale & all too often inconsistent effect you get with wax. You don’t have to take my word for it though, the results speak for themselves. 

5. They Shade Smoothly

One of the most noticeable things about Bambino crayons is how smoothly they glide across the paper. This smoothness allows any artist to shade with ease, gently applying more pressure to deepen the tone. On top of this, they provide a much more even and consistent finish than wax crayons, which seem to only be consistent at being inconsistent. Avoid the patchy half-white results of wax and give Bambino a go! We promise you won’t regret it.

6. Non-Toxic & Child-Safe

Another one for the busy parents of little artists – Bambino’s clay based formula is non-toxic, making them child-safe, meaning you don’t have to worry about your child getting sick if they did, for some strange reason, decide to give their crayons a nibble. You can happily go about your business whilst your young ones create masterpiece after masterpiece, without stressing that an innocent colouring session is going to end up with a poorly tummy and a trip to the doctors.

7. Sharpen with Ease

Have you ever tried to use a pencil sharpener on a wax crayon? No? Well let me tell you it is not a pleasant experience. The wax shaves off unevenly, it sticks and is hard to twist, and your sharpener gets smeared with a waxy layer of crayon that leaves it pretty much useless until you’ve cleaned it out. And WHO has time to spend cleaning out pencil sharpeners. This means that for each wax crayon you have about 10 minutes of colouring before it’s gone blunt. You could risk shaving it old-style with a pair of scissors, but what’s the point in that when you can just use a Bambino? Bambino’s pigment is similar to that of a colouring pencil, and shaves easily with a sharpener, leaving only a fine dust that can be easily tipped into the bin. This makes our crayons perfect for those artists that need a fine point to colour details with precision. It’s a no-brainer really. 


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