Lead and Colour Pencils - FAQs
Q1: What are the 3 types of colored pencils?
Answer: Colored pencils come in three different types; Wax-based, Oil-based, and Water-soluble
Q2: Is a colored pencil the same as a crayon?
Answer: Crayons are more soft and waxy than color pencils. Color pencils are more firm and have less wax in their cores. Both are made out of wax, pigment, binders, and extenders but the quantity of each ingredient different.
Q3: Are crayons just wax?
Answer: Crayons are basically made of paraffin wax and non-toxic color pigments.
Q4: Why do white pencils exist?
Answer: The white pencil is much visible on dark papers. Can be used to make erasable guidelines that are highly visible on dark-colored papers.
Q5: Are dough and clay same?
Answer: Play-Dough tends to crumble (dry out). Modeling clay is usually oil based, doesn't dry out, or crumble.
Q6: What is clay playdough?
Answer: Play-Doh is basically just fancy bread dough, a soft colored substance like clay which children use for making models. The borax keeps it fresher longer.
Q7: What do children learn from clay?
Answer: Playdough activity is a great sensory and learning experience for kids. It’s helps to develops eye-hand coordination, built fine motor skills and boost their imaginations. Very effective in learning colors.
Q8: What is lead pencil made of?
Answer: The pencil “lead” is actually a mixture of graphite and clay. More clay in the mixture makes the lead harder.
Q9: Is graphite better or lead?
Answer: In the past, pencils were made with lead, but modern pencils are made of graphite. The main difference between graphite and lead is that graphite is nontoxic and highly stable, whereas lead is toxic and unstable.
Q10: What are watercolor pencils?
Answer: Watercolor pencils are a medium that give the artist the best of both watercolor painting and drawing. Watercolor pencils are used to draw details in then apply water to transform the drawing into a watercolor style painting. They are similar to colored pencils but behave differently when water is added. Because unlike colored pencil made by a waxy or oil-based binder, watercolor pencils have a water-soluble binder.