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The Skinny On SunWorks Construction Paper 300 Sheets, Assorted Colors
on October 5, 2012
I am hoping to answer some questions for potential buyers that I had prior to purchasing this construction paper:
*There are 10 colors in this assortment (number of sheets of each color is in parentheses): purple(15), brown(15), orange(25), blue(30), red(40), green(40), yellow(30), black(25), pink(15), light blue(15).
*There are an additional 50 sheets of white paper (kind-of a creamy white).
*The weight is substantial for construction paper; heavier than copy paper but lighter weight and not as stiff as card stock.
*The colors are bold and vibrant. The black is really black, not dark grey.
*The paper is color-fast, it does not bleed when wet.
*It folds and cuts very well.
*The surface texture is very nice. I bought this mostly for coloring with my 16 month old daughter and wanted paper with enough texture that crayons would leave a nice, satisfying mark even under light pressure as she learns how to hold and bare down with a crayon properly. This paper is perfect for that.
*Great for markers; no bleeding, just nice crisp lines. Also, as an experiment, I held a marker in one spot to see how long it took to soak through to the other side-3 seconds. That means less marker transfer to floors, tables and other household surfaces.
*The paper is environmentally friendly: it is source certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and is recyclable.
*Made in the USA.
*At the time of purchase, the price was the same for 300 assorted sheets as for 100 sheets of a single color.
Overall, I think this was a great deal for the quantity and quality. I know we will have lots of fun coloring, cutting, pasting and doing all of the other great things kids love to do with construction paper! I will definitely buy another ream when we finish this one.