I came across these at the store. I wanted something that would be less messy looking and easy for my daughters to use. My oldest was just turning 3 when we bought this product. I showed her how to use the twist part of it once and she was able to perform this task by herself everytime she need to get the crayons out to a level that she could color with. Since you twist the crayons there is no need to sharpen the crayon.
This mini pack came with 24 different colors. There are such a variety of colors that we have fun coloring in the books we have. The shades vary from greens, blues, reds, purples, then goes into your darker colors like black and browns. Like all Crayola crayons they are non toxic so very safe for any chikd to use. They are housed in plastic barrels, so there is no labels to peel and no mess of the paper to clean up. It comes with a very sturdy case made of flexible plastic. These would be great for any ling car ride, since the case is so sturdy.