I was doing some grocery shopping the other day and decided to check out the office supply section because they had recently expanded it. I’m always on the lookout for awesome pencils, pens, and other bits of office supplies since we homeschool year round. I was surprised to see these brightly colored Ticonderoga pencils. I’ve seen several editions in different colored versions: neon, holographic, black, mechanical pencil, etc., but I have never seen the multicolored pastel pencils.
They come pre-sharpened, but we don’t like those small points. My kids have come to realize that a nice, sharp pencil is a force to be reckoned with. So what do we do?? We use our Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener of course!
And we get a perfect point EVERY TIME! These Ticonderoga pencils are made of 100% American cedar and are pretty sturdy, even in little hands with lots of pressure. Since we are still in the elementary years, we are definitely a household of primarily pencil users. Pens are still a novelty and something usually reserved for doodling.
The lead is a super soft #2 HB grade. I used it on Apica paper and it feels like writing on glass. Even with a super sharp point the writing was soft, zero feedback, with very little lead debris. The pencil body itself is sturdy in true Ticonderoga fashion.
This pack of ten brightly colored pencils will soon be devoured by eager learners with busy hands. I picked them up for under $3– a steal at almost 25c a pencil!
Enjoy and happy scribbing!