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BIC KIDS review and COMPETITION info!

We've been sent BIC Kids products to put to the test and as Miss T and D love to draw and colour - I knew they'd be the perfect testers!


We were sent the following:

  • BIC KIDS Evolution ecolutions colouring pencils - Amazingly these are wood-free but you really wouldn't know it as they look and feel like colouring pencils but are brilliantly easy to sharpen. No more pesky splinters from wooden pencils either! 

When J went back to school after our homeschooling years, I remember the teachers being really impressed with how much academic learning he'd achieved whilst at home but were rather surprised that he was unable to sharpen pencils.

Whilst part of that is down to his Aspergers and his struggles with manual dexterity, part of the problem also lay with just how fiddly regular colouring pencils can be to sharpen. So just to save time and make life easier, I would always be the one who had to sharpen pencils.

Thankfully with these ones from BIC, Miss T will be able to learn to do her own sharpening from a young age!



  • BIC KIDS Kid Couleur felt pens -  Their Ultra-washable credentials gives these felt-pens massive mummy appeal whilst the bright colours and brilliance in ease of use made them a hit with the kids. 
When Miss T was younger, I remember being in tears over one of her gorgeous outfits being totally ruined by felt-pens used at the childrens centre. They just didn't wash out. Thankfully these BIC KIDS ones were super easy to wipe off the table and wash off hands and clothes. Phew!




  • BIC KIDS Plastidecor Crayons - My kids have generally outgrown crayons. They think of them as too 'babyish'. However, these crayons looked like 'posh' crayons - none of the paper you have to peel away to get to the crayon. They can also be sharpened and don't break as easily - so no more annoying stubby bits of crayon. Longer and brighter looking than regular crayons these ones really did appeal to Miss T. She decided to use ALL of the BIC KIDS products in her creation!


With D's stationery fetish, he regularly loves to do complicated colouring pictures as well as doodling and drawing pictures of his own so he loves to have a good supply of colouring equipment that works well.

Often colouring pens and pencils can be disappointing - just lacking brightness and vividness in their colours or having to press really hard to get a decent amount of colour. Not so with these BIC KIDS products. D really enjoyed using them.


Miss T knew she wanted to design a dinosaur so she got to work straight away with the outline.


Then she started to add oodles of colour...

A bit of grass and a splash of sky along with a sunshine were her finishing touches. 

She was incredibly proud of her creation - I love it at this age when there is no 'wrong' or 'right' to their creativity. No limits to their imaginations. I always think us grown-ups can learn a thing or two from this attitude.

As D loves to doodle, he used the BIC KIDS Evolution Ecolutions pencils to doodle an image which he then added colour too. I'm not exactly sure what they are - but they look like pretty cool characters to me!



Here's a little video to hear directly from the kids just how much they loved the BIC KIDS range of products:




COMPETITION INFO:
Over on Mumsnet, BIC is running a fabulous competition with a totally awesome prize! If your child is aged 5-11 and dreams of having their artwork seen by all, then this is the comp for you. 10 winners (as judged by a panel of experts) will have their artwork created into a billboard poster and displayed on a billboard in a town near them. What a unique and amazing prize!

ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE.

It closes on 6th August 2017 and you need to be registered with mumsnet to take part. The full details can be found here.

Disclosure: 
"I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity. I have received a voucher as a token of thanks for this post."


 Thank You BIC KIDS and Mumsnet for sending us the BIC KIDS products to try!!!

2 comments:

  1. You really do get what you pay for with pencil crayons - I bought some from a pound store once, but never again! That last picture of Miss T is excellent!

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    1. totally agree - we've made the same mistake before! We always stick to nice ones like the BIC ones these days.

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