When you are trying to entertain kids during travel, which is better? Markers or crayons?
Sure there are many brands of washable markers on the market. The issue though is the tops. They fall. People who are strapped in car seats can’t reach them. They roll under seats, get lost and markers dry out. One issue with crayons is that they can melt in a hot car. Another issue is the little pieces of broken crayons and the marks they make. Another issue with crayons is the little bits of paper from the wrappers that almost always flutter around little artist. The best bet: The crayons that are encased in plastic holders. There’s no paper and no breakage. They can be purchased at Staples or on Amazon.com. I also like the Melissa & Doug triangular crayons for younger kids. There’s also no paper and they are hard to break. As great as they are, limit the number per person. Is there really any reason for one child to have 24 colors for coloring in the car? They should go in the child’s backpack when not in use.