I was invited by PRANG to review their products (along with every other art blogger:), so of course I asked if I could get more free samples for a reader.
Kathy was randomly chosen by Stella (my 2 year old pulled a name from a bucket:) and here is her review.
THANK YOU KATHY!!!!
You all did such fabulous reviews there is not much to add. . . so I decided to do something different. I wanted to know how long could a PRANG marker be left naked, without a cap, before drying up? Read on to find out the results.
PRANG Versus the OTHER
Pan watercolors: Neither. I don't use them! I find all pan watercolors to have the same major draw back, muddy colors. Yuck! By the time one class is finished with them they are done. There has to be a better solution and there is. Liquid watercolors. Save your money on this one. I had my 2 year old paint with both. Prang was better, but both were brown by the end anyways:)
Pencils: Ticonderoga rock. Even though you can't pronounce the name, buy them. You will thank me. No more pencil grinding in the sharpener:)
PRANG TAKES THE LEAD!
Markers: To be honest I didn't have big hopes for PRANG markers. I was sent both Crayola and Prang. Everyone thinks of Crayola as superior quality. Some of the neighborhood kids came over and tested both markers and all agreed they loved the PRANG colors better! I honestly thought the differences were minimal. But here's where it gets interesting! They left the cap off the Prang marker. I found it the next day and it still worked great. I decided to leave it on my counter like that for a few days. The PRANG marker still wrote like a champ after a few days. So I left it a week, then another week with no cap, the marker is still writing!!! I am in love with PRANG markers now! I did the same with Crayola markers and they dried up in a few days.
PRANG MARKERS= LASTS LONGER WITH CAP OFF, who cares about the color differences?
Colored Pencils: Prang had nice soft quality. Not a colored pencil fan, but they were good.