Crayola dry erase crayons

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  1. azteacher3

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    I am going to try them...I hope they are as awesome as they look!
     
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    I bought some at Target... just couldn't pass them up!

    But I haven't tried them out yet.
     
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    Are these any different than the Wipe-Off crayons? I may have to get some and try them out. It would be great not to have to keep buying the dryerase markers that seem to dry out just a couple of weeks before school's out.
     
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    me too
     
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    I used them last year. They are still going strong, and I love the cleaning mitten inside the box!
     
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    They don't dry out? I am so tired of using my own money to buy supplies and then having them ruined immediately. If so, I can't wait to get them!
     
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    I tried them! I like them but they don't mark as dark as dry-erase markers do since they are crayons, and I found them harder to erase. I do think they would save a lot of money though and help people who are sensitive to dry-erase marker smell.
     
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    They don't dry out. I've attached a picture of them above. You can read a review of the dry erase crayons on my blog.
     
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    I got some at staples the other day and they are uh-maize-eeng! love them!
     
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    i picked these up on a whim yesterday at staples and now i'm super excited to try them!
     
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    Man I'm so mad. After seeing this thread I stopped by 3 places (Staples, Office Depot and Target) nobody has them :(
     
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    I got to mess with them from a Crayola vendor at my state Art Conference last year. They are definitely fun to use. I thought of getting some as I could sketch/draw easier with it than a marker for demos. I did find them a bit harder to erase. It wasn't hard a bit more pressure.
     
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    Perhaps it works well only on authentic dry erase boards.
    My classroom has a magnetic (real metal) dry erase board cart on wheels, a heavy-duty magnetic lined poster, and a "shower wall" dry erase board. Unforunately, it did not work well on any of those surfaces. I love the concept--no fumes, no drying out, no tops to bother with. When I used them, I had to use all my elbow grease to erase what I'd written. :mad:
     
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    I think it has to do with your dry erase boards. We had the same issue with the colored Expo markers a few years ago and we actually got to talk to an Expo rep (I think he was related to somebody who worked there) and he said if your boards are not cleaned with the special stuff made for cleaning white boards they will lose some of their shiny surface texture and make erasing more difficult. We switched back to the Expo surface cleaner and it did the trick. I hate that cleaner though because it stinks so bad.
     
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    I bought them for my 3-year old class and they love them.
     
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    i got mine at walmart and we love them. Its very bright and works great :)
     
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    I like them! They're lots of fun - but they get melty when the a/c goes out :whistle:
     
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    Oh I haven't come across these yet- looks like something else to add to my: To Get list! Do they have a lower odor than the markers? sometimes the markers make me feel woozy if all the kids are using them at the same time.
     
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    Good news Mandijyn- they don't have any ordor at all :) You can read my review of the Crayola Dry Erase crayons here.
     
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    Just got these this weekend and used them today for the first time! AWESOME! Works great and erased very easily, and being left handed, it doesn't smear or erase across my board as I write, which is a GOD SEND for us left handed people!! And the no-smell factor, great!!
     
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    I finally found them at CVS today. Eh...very hard to erase :( I'll use it for things I write on my board and don't want erased :lol:
     
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    @Pisces_Fish Try using the Expo dry erase cleaner on your board first, then use the crayons. Long story short, the Expo people say that if your board isn't erasing properly it's usually due to not using the cleaner. The cleaner has something in it that makes the boards slick. I never used the cleaner because of the smell and my boards were hard to erase but when I started using it, they worked great.
     
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    I guess our school meant well when they installed shower board, but the finish is wearing off and whoever used my room for summer school never cleaned it properly or used a different type of marker. There is an orange haze over half of my board. I have a gallon of the expo cleaner and have tried everything in the book to get it clean. They won't replace anything at our school as it is old and they're going to build another one......blah...blah...blah...same old song!
     
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    I wonder if that dry erase contact paper would work? Has anybody tried it? I wouldn't put it on top of the existing board, but maybe try it in a different location or just on top of a piece of hard cardboard to see if there is a difference in the surfaces.
     

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