Crayola twistables are are a good idea in theory to avoid having to sharpen colored pencils over and over again. The leads can be twisted back down after use to not have them break during storage. They have lots of different package sizes and a large range of colors and even have come out with scented ones that are awesome and smell great. They are good for older kids who understand they can't twist them out too far and try to draw with them and that they need to color with less pressure than with a traditional pencil. The leads are much softer and therefore more easily broken. My youngest twisted one out all the way and it wouldn't go back in making that pencil junk. I think younger kids can use them but they are easier for older ones. They color well and they are a good product but they aren't perfect. I do recommend them but maybe try a small pack first to make sure they are going to work for you.