Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2007

Reminiscent of the supple brushes of Japanese calligraphers, these colorful art pens make perfect stocking stuffers for kids, whether or not they're artistically inclined. The smooth brush-like pen tips allow kids to vary their pen strokes from thin to fat by applying different amounts of pressure to the page, and the possibilities for illustration, decoration, and calligraphy are endless. Pair the original brush pens with the metallic brush pen pack, and you have the perfect palette for endless artistic experimentation. (Dixon, $5.79)