US Art Supply invited me to review their 53 Piece Children’s Art and Activity Drawing and Marker Set. This 53 Piece Childrens Art Set is loaded with an excellent mix of bright markers, pencils and oil pastels that will allow kids to bring out their creative side. Includes 12 Washable Color Marker Pens, 12 Color Pencils, 12 Oil Pastels, 8 Color Changers Markers, 4 Highlighters, 1 Ruler, 1 Eraser, 1 Sharpener, 1 Mechanical Pencil and 1 Pencil Lead Pack.
The quality of this 53 Piece Childrens Art Set is perfect for all children ages 3+. This is a high quality art set. It’s not like the cheap ones you find at the dollar store. US Art Supply has done a fine job of compiling age appropriate high quality art supplies for children.
Here is an itemized review:
Mechanical Lead Pencil: This art set comes with 1 Mechanical Pencil and 1 Pencil Lead Pack. The lead pack comes with 30 pieces of lead. The lead is easy to load in the pencil. The pencil and eraser both work as expected.
12 Color Pencils: This art set comes with 12 color pencils; dark brown, light brown, red, pink, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple, and black. The pencils are easy to sharpen and work well.
12 Oil Pastels: This art set comes with 12 oil pastels; white, black, purple, dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, yellow, orange, pink, light red, and dark red. These are less like pastels and more like high end crayons. These are too try to use like oil pastels. The blend okay if you color over another color but they don’t blend with your finger like oil pastels. These should be sold as crayons, not oil pastels. If I were reviewing these as crayons I would give them 5 stars. These are very nice
4 Highlighters: This art set comes with 4 highlighters; orange, pink, yellow, and green. These highlighters also have a ink pen on the opposite end of each highlighter. The color of the ink in each pen is black. Both highlighters and the ink pens worked as expected.
1 Eraser: This eraser is about 1 inch long and half an inch wide. It works well at removing lead ink. It doesn’t work as well as Prismacolor or Gum erasers but it does work very well for a children’s eraser.
1 Sharpener: The pencil sharpener included in this art set is made of strong durable plastics. It works well with no quality issues. I would keep it away from smaller children. I don’t let my 4 year old have this item.
12 Washable Color Marker Pens: This art set comes with 12 color markers; brown, pink, red, peach, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple, and black. These markers really are washable while coloring we did get these on our hands. It washed off very easily.
8 Color Changers Markers: This art set comes with 8 color changing markers; brown/green, black/red, dark pink/light pink, red/dark yellow, orange/light yellow, green/light yellow, purple/blue, and the magic changing marker (white/clear). My 4 year old daughter had the most fun with these markers. She loves how the white/clear marker magically changes the colors.
Ratings (Out of five stars):
Overall rating: 25 out of 25 stars / 5 Star Average