We love these Twistables. They are a fantastic travel option. No sharpener needed. No shavings. The plastic barrel helps reduce breaking. These pencils still deliver good color and soft enough lead for easy use. The scented version is great fun for younger kids.
From the manufacturer:
Crayola Twistables are twist-up colored pencils in a durable plastic barrel. The clear barrel allows you to see the action as a simple twisting motion advances the colored core. The barrel protects the core and eliminates the need for sharpening.