Alex Toys Super Jumbo and Finger Crayons

6 Mar

Product Description:

Crayons are excellent toys for young children.  A single stick of wax and pigment can provide an outlet for creativity and hours of entertainment .  And so far, we’ve seen many companies offer crayons specially designed for the younger child – companies such as Crayola, Melissa & Doug, and Clementine Art.

Alex Toys provides crayon options for young artists as well.  Much like Crayola’s Jumbo Crayons, Alex Toys’ Super Jumbo Crayons are scaled up versions of normal crayons.  They are non-toxic and made of a wax blend that’s heavier and more durable than soy wax.  But, these crayons are still not meant for children under the age of 3.

For children between the ages of 2 and 3, Alex Toys offers a different line of crayons, which are finger-crayons that aren’t shaped like a standard pencil-shaped crayon.  The crayons’ unique cone and ball shape fits on a child’s finger and allows them to draw with their finger tips.  When asked why these crayons are designed this way, the Alex Toys representative stated that some 2-year old children may have yet to develop the motor dexterity to grasp and draw with a crayon, even if it is jumbo-sized.  The finger tip play might be better suited for children at this dexterity level.

American Alternative Review:

No Alex Toys products are made in America.  The New Jersey-based company offers thousands of products, but all of them are made overseas.  Their Super Jumbo Crayons are from Hong Kong and their Finger Crayons are from mainland China.

1/5 stars

You can check out Alex Toys’ Finger Crayons here and here.

If you’re interested in the jumbo crayons, you can check out Alex Toys’ Super Jumbo Crayons here.  As an alternative to these Super Jumbo Crayons, you might also want to check out the Crayola Jumbo Crayons which are very similar, but received a slightly higher American Alternative rating of 1.5/5 stars.

If you’re just generally looking for crayons though, we recommend you check out some of these other highly American-Alternative-rated crayons instead: Crayola’s classic crayons, Crayon Rocks, or Clementine Art’s natural crayons & natural crayon rocks.

You can also see how the Alex Toys Super Jumbo and Finger Crayons compared to all of the crayons we reviewed in our full Crayons Recap.

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