I have a soft spot for pens that produce erasable ink. I remember the thrill I felt when I bought my very first erasable pen when I was in Primary Five. It was too amazing that pen ink can be erased just like pencil marks!
So, it was nice when Pilot sent over a box of their new Frixion Clicker pens for my kids to try. They, too, can get to share the thrill I experienced as a kid! Interestingly, I never once questioned why the pen ink could be erased. But what I do know about the Frixion Clicker pens is that the mystery lies in the heat that arises from the rubbing action. This unique ground-breaking thermo-sensitive ink that the pen contains allows writing to be done and erased cleanly by friction with the same pen – the ink simply vanishes by using the durable rubber stud at the end of the pen to erase mistakes.
There is even a note on the pen that tells you that the pen will not work when it's above 60 degrees celsius - The property of the ink is such that it disappears when the temperature goes beyond that!
I did a simple drawing with the pens - Smooth to glide on, and colours are pretty! How do you like my 'creative' drawing? =P I title it, "My logs are falling off!" kekekeke
The girls were thrilled to have new coloured pens to do their drawings, of course. :) And they wanted to copy my drawing!
The pens are clicker pens, and Joey showed Jayne how to click it on. Simple and easy to use.
I think it's a good idea for kids to doodle with erasable ink, because they make mistakes easily, and seriously, the erasing tickles them because it feels like magic! Even kids know that only pencil marks can be erased, not pen ink.
Apart from allowing kids to doodle and erase off any mistakes, if you think about it, the pens are also useful on puzzle books of all kinds - Crossword puzzles, Sudoko, Word puzzles etc. So that you can write, erase and amend when you need to, and after you are done solving everything, you can erase everything off and pass the books to other friends to play! Neat idea!
"Never worry about making a mistake again!" - That's nice! :)