Updated November 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Crayon Sharpeners

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in October of 2019. Dull crayons are a frustrating annoyance for both kids and adults who love to draw and color. But you can regain those fresh tips with one of these handy sharpeners. They offer various sizes of hole to accommodate both large and small implements, so you can whip your whole collection into shape. Keep in mind that they have sharp blades, which means children should be supervised when using one. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best crayon sharpener on Amazon.

10. Elmer's CrayonPro

9. Westcott 2 Hole

8. Faber-Castell Animals

7. Wekoil Dual Blade

6. Faber-Castell Beeswax

5. Crayola Ultimate

4. Alpurple Double Hole

3. Crayola Collectible

2. Lyra Stockmar

1. Sargent Art Jumbo

Editor's Notes

November 07, 2019:

Although we have selected a wide range of "sold separately" sharpeners, we have also opted to add a few crayon/sharpener combo packs. These are convenient and usually aren't much more expensive than high-quality sharpener multi-packs. But for those in the former category, we like the Sargent Art Jumbo and the Lyra Stockmar. They both offer ease of use and reliability. Note that the Sargent Art model is more versatile, as it has three holes to the Lyra's one. There's also the Wekoil Dual Blade, an effective choice but one that is certainly not safe for little fingers. As for sets, there's the Crayola Ultimate and the Crayola Collectible, both packed with the Crayola crayons that generations of users have come to love. The Ultimate has the more robust sharpener, which fits into the included caddy for transport and storage. On the other hand, the Collectible is simpler and has a retro style that is quite charming.

Finally, we opted to add one electric model, the Elmer's CrayonPro. It's made expressly for crayons, unlike the majority of electric sharpeners, but it can be frustrating to use if you're in a hurry. To prevent crayons from breaking inside of it, you'll need to go slowly and pay close attention to what you're doing. It also doesn't work with all sizes of drawing crayons, so if you have a lot of jumbos, it may not be the best fit.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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