Cassandra came home with a couple of packs of Crayola “Twistables” crayons for the kids as stocking stuffers. You really can’t see it very easily in the picture, but instead of the ol’ skool type of crayons I had as a kid with the crayons wrapped in paper, these things are wrapped in a very thick clear plastic. The crayons themselves are thinner than the original ones as well, so you are getting less crayon.
I can’t stress enough how thick the plastic is on these things. Now I know why they are doing this so that you don’t break the crayons, but isn’t that part of the fun? I used to love snapping new crayons in half and looking at the inner core. They made such a satisfying “snap” sound.
I digress. These crayons can’t be refilled once they are used up, so all you are left with is these plastic crayon exoskeletons. I am betting these casings can’t be recycled either, so they will just end up in a landfill somewhere which is completely unnecessary.
Needless to say, these crayons are getting sent back to the store for a set of old fashioned crayons (wait did I say OLD fashioned? Crap…).