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When the kids were in school, they always had to have two packs of pencils every year. I realize that was so if they made a mistake they could erase the mistake and change it. In home school, the kids are often asking to use a pen instead and I encourage them to. We can’t erase mistakes when they are made in ink, we learn from our mistakes and grow from them. Plus the pretty colors and smooth feel as the pen rolls over the paper does add to the enjoyment of doing a writing assignment. My current favorites are gel pens like the Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens. They look so crisp and clean but dry quick so as not to smudge the writing on the paper. The kids like the fact they come in SO many different colors. They are also retractable so we are not always looking for the lid that goes with their pen.
Another great use for these pens is complex coloring (AKA adult coloring). The fast drying ink helps keep me from smudging the ink while I color. The color choices and the bright glittery colors makes my finished projects look crisp and clean. It’s a great stress release and calms me while I’m in the midst of my busy schedule. Calm down time is very important for me and the kids.
I made this special zebra coloring page to show you how I use my Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens.
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