When you have kids in the house you can never have too many pens, pencils or crayons - Amazon have a nice little deal on Crayola mini marker pens at the moment.
A boy called Vincent in my junior school class borrowed my pens one day, when he gave them back he'd trashed all the nibs!!!
They'd either been pushed in OR looked like they'd exploded into a little mass of hairy fuzziness; I remember being very upset.
Little kids can be even rougher with colouring pens but fear NOT intrepid arty parents, because these Crayola Pip-Squeak mini maker pens are built to withstand life with toddlers aged over three.
They have crush resistant nibs and, with 14 pens in a pack, come in enough colours to draw pictures in all colours of TWO rainbows.
The ink is washable so there's going to be no real damage done if your little Picasso accidentally draws on their clothes.
The Crayola Pip-Squeak mini markers are big and chunky too; ideal for little pip-squeak hands to get to drips with and small enough to keep in your bag for entertainment on the go.
Crayola Pip-Squeak mini markers normally retail for £3.49 but Amazon are letting them go just now for £1.74.
Thanks to debadwolf over at HUKD!