Do I remember?
Yeah, I remember this craptrosity of an art set. I was given a few of these as gifts for holidays and birthdays. Worst gift ever! I would just like to know who the fuck would make such a piece of crap. Seriously, this was supposed to be an art set! Even as a child I could not create any art worth looking at with anything that came out of this box of junk.
The crayons were complete shit. They didn’t color evenly and would leave bits and pieces of crayon all over the piece of paper. The colors were always off. Especially red. It was never quite red… I can’t even describe what color it was. Did it even have a name? I doubt it.
The pastels (I believe that’s what they were)… were actually better crayons than the crayons. Unfortunately they were still pieces of crap! They would break apart after one use because you pressed them down just a little too hard. They would also smear horribly all over your paper and get all over the side of your hand ruining whatever it was your were trying to create. Not only that but they were just hard to work with. The rounded ends were terrible when you tried to add little details and you’d eventually get so frustrated you’d say fuck this and throw the damn things across the room.
The markers. Oh God the markers. Good luck using them for anything bigger than a 2x2 inch section of whatever you are working on. Those things dried out faster than water in Death Valley. Not only that but after a couple weeks, you were missing about a quarter of the markers because they were either lost in the black abyss that was your room or you had to throw them out because they were dry or cap-less and would eventually run dry within the next hour of it’s short, mediocre life.
The white out… well… who the hell ever used the white out? Nobody probably because by the time you needed it, it was already rock solid and unusable. That or if you were like me, you never saw the point in white out when painting/coloring.
The water colors were about the only thing that worked properly. That was until you got the purple in the yellow and the orange turned into some brown abomination! You were given one paint brush! Just one.. and that brush would hold hidden amounts of another color deep inside where you couldn’t see it. Then you’d dip it into some other color and fuck that colors shit up! If you didn’t totally ruin it by dipping it into another color, you ruined your picture because those hidden traces of that other color decided to pop out onto what was supposed to be a nice, bright yellow sun. That sun was transformed into some dingy brown ball above your family home!
I’ll make the rest of this rant go fast. The colored pencils were too short. You’d try sharpening them with the God awful pencil sharpener provided, only to have to tip break off every fucking time until that pencil was too short to sharpen or even use anymore. The paper clips were all lost before you could use them and the ruler cracked in two unless of course you lost it first.
All in all, these things were cheap boxes filled with complete shit. Never get these things for your children. Instead, why not get them something from the dollar store? The toys there are just as cheap yet somehow end up being far less shitty than this so called “art set”.
Made my day.