The small ones are always drawing in this house. If it’s not the 8 year old drawing pictures of a football match in action, it’s the 5 year old drawing pictures of us all.
Me, him, his brother and Daddy.
So for a change to the usual normal, (boring) pencils, it was fun to try something completely new to draw their pictures with.
Or to be exact, Smencils.
A gorgeous, fruity smelling set of pencils that try to trick your brain into thinking you can actually eat them.
With five different ‘flavours’, there’s lots of drawing and sniffing of pencils to be had. Each comes in a little case that you can securely put each pencil in by screwing the lid on tight so that the pencil can retain its smell for longer.
On receiving the pencils, they were intrigued that they were ‘Fruit Shoot’ fruity pencils, and took great delight in unscrewing the tops and giving each a good sniff.
“Fruit Shoot Pencils that smell like actual Fruit? Can I eat them?!”
“Erm, no you can’t because it’s a pencil. Do a drawing with it you silly sausage.”
They do smell great, though. (I had a good sniff of them myself.)
They each have a strong fruity smell, and gave me a nostalgic flashback to when I was small and had a HUGE pencil rubber collection, with hundreds of smelly rubbers!)
– Blackcurrant and apple
– Summer Fruits (my personal fave)
If you want to try and win yourself some of these fruity writers, Smencils are holding a Facebook competition here
(I was provided with one pack of Smencils for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own, honest account of what I thought of them.)