Super Sand Art Pens
Lots of Fun!
All kids seem to love sand and this project was a hit. I used it in camp. The campers and I liked the pen because they had something that they could use after the project was done (unlike a bottle which is just decorative). I also liked the pen because it was easy to hold, easy to fill with sand and it took a reasonable amount of sand to fill it (not too much-like a sand bottle, not too little -like a sand bracelet).
August 16, 2014
Good in Concept but . . .
Unfortunately, these pens were a bust. The kids loved making them; however, not long after being made, the pens cracked, the points came unglued. Pretty much, they were unusable. We had some very disappointed kids.
June 30, 2014
the kids loved making these
the children had a blast making these. prior to doing these pens i read the other reviews consumers suggested glueing the caps on but i did not find that necessary. after the kids were thru, i tightened the caps myself and none of them opened up. i would order this product again.
May 25, 2014
We were looking for useful things to make a family reunion more fun for the kids.
May 20, 2014
Fun craft project
I bought these for kids 4-7 years old. I funneled the sand but let them hold the funnels and pick the colors. They all thought it was pretty cool. They are pretty cheaply made and I did have to glue the twist on tops to keep them from opening. All, in all, though, a neat craft!
September 24, 2011
they fall apart and they don't write very well; even had to call to get them replaced as half arrived already broken
they need to rethink this product. poor quality. plastic breaks. pens don't write.
July 2, 2011
Worst purchase that I have made from OTC.
Would not recommend this item at all. About a third of the 30 pens that we ordered either broke while being removed from the packaging or while the plastic covering was being removed from the ball point pen tip (which was a mess).
June 20, 2011
this was an excellent project for a birthday party. I used it for my daughter's when she turned 6 and it was the perfect thing. It was easy enough for them to do, took long enough to keep them busy, but not too long. I would recommend using funnels, as these have a very narrow opening. I also loved the fact that this was something they could actually use after they finished making it! They are not the best quality in the world, but certainly as good as would be expected for the price.
August 2, 2010
I was terribly disappointed with the sand art pens. I have purchased all of our VBS crafts from Oriental Trading for years and have never been disappointed until now. The writing tip of the pens breaks off easily. I purchased four dozen of these and 3/4 of the tips were already broken or broke when unwrapping them.
June 23, 2010
Would buy again - great party activity
I bought these with the Neon Sand set for my daughter's Rainbow party. The kids loved them and I found a cotton ball stuffed in the end keeps the sand from shifting around. One tip did break off one but, super glue fixed it no problem. There is only about an inch of ink to write with in the tip.
November 9, 2009