They are made for different purpose. Crayon is for rough painting in a big size of paper while coloring pencils are for details. usually in smaller size of paper. If both are taught at school, it is for introducing the kinds of painting tools.
I love the smell of crayons. I don't know if that's weird, but it just reminds me of when I was a little kid. Plus, crayons don't really need to be sharpened like pencils do. Sharp + elementary kiddos = not a great idea.
That really depends on what you're using them for. Crayons are good for adding texture, or layers, while coloured pencils can be used to create shades using varying amounts of pressure.
Yes but they don't seem to work well together on the same canvas, it is almost like writing a story and then just changing the font the whole time.
personally i like colored pencils better...seems like they give the picture a better look...but that's just my opinion.
Definitely crayons...they're less likely to cause injury
Lets say for a group of rowdy elementary kids.
It's not weird.. I like it too
haha nothing beats crayons :)