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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Fun with Crayola (Review & Giveaway)

My kids love to draw, create, and craft, so we are huge fans of Crayola products. We were sent a fun box full of great Crayola products perfect for providing summer fun for kids, both at home and on the go. 
I really like the Color Wonder line of products from Crayola. We've used these products for several years and my kids have tried to use Color Wonder markers on walls, the couch, the seats of the van, chairs and pews at church, and themselves. Yet no matter how hard my kids try, these markers only mark on the special Color Wonder paper. This makes these products perfect for the car! For several years when we had beige carpet, these were the only markers my kids were allowed to use! 
We received several Color Wonder products: a Hot Wheels themed coloring pad with markers, Color Wonder Barbie mini coloring pad and markers, Princess and the Frog Mess Free Color Wonder Activity Set, and the Color Wonder On the Go Tiny Tube.
Color Wonder On the Go Tiny Tube
The Color Wonder On the Go Tiny Tube is cleverly designed! It fits in the cup holder of your vehicle. The inside of the Tiny Tube holds mini Color Wonder markers, while the outside contains a roll of activity pages, perforated for easy tearing and backed with adhesive so they will stay in place while kids draw. It has a convenient carry handle that makes it easy to bring from the car into a restaurant or Grandma's house. 

The Princess and the Frog Mess Free Activity Set has all kinds of Color Wonder fun. It includes a coloring pad, drawing pad, gel paints, paintbrush, and markers. 

We also received some Crayola Dry Erase products. The Dry Erase Travel Pack has a dry erase surface, and comes with special dry erase crayons, an eraser, and a crayon sharpener. The pack contains templates that slide beneath the dry erase surface. This is a very fun product that the kids love. However, I would not recommend this for travel when it's insanely hot outside like it has been lately. Our package was delivered on a day when it was 100 degrees outside, and our crayons had melted. They were still useable. However, if the kids had left these in the van on a hot day, they could have melted on the seat or carpet.   

The kids favorite product was definitely the Crayola Dry Erase Zany Play. It comes with 4 dry erase markers for drawing and coloring. It also contains boards with mazes and games like tic tac toe. We had a couple of arguments over who would get to use this one first! This is a very versatile toy, offering lots of ways to play, which makes it perfect for travel. Just take note that unlike the Color Wonder markers, the dry erase markers will write on other things as well, so make sure to supervise their use. 

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  1. Crayola crayons. There is nothing better than a new box of crayons! And of course they HAVE to be Crayola!

    1. Agreed! Especially if it's the big box....all those pretty colors to choose from!

  2. I like the Color Wonder Magic Light Brush

  3. We love color wonder stuff!!

  4. I love the color wonder paint hand... my lil guy LOVES to make a mess and finger painting is a everyday activity. This helps me keep the mess down while allowing him to feel like he is being creative! Plus the little hand is reusable.Which is great as a paint holder for my older daughter too!

  5. I love a plain old regular box of crayons. There is nothing like the first opening the smell bright colors and feel to take you back to your early school days :o)

  6. A plain box of crayons....the smell the bright colors the feel takes a person right to the first day of school as a little kid!

  7. i like the dry erase travel pack
    tcogbill at live dot com

  8. I love crayola crayons! The colors are great, they arent overly waxy like generic crayons. I would love to get the Color Wonder on the go Tiny Tube, that looka great! My kids would love that.

  9. I love color wonder! Crayola makes the best art supplies for kids!

  10. I like the Color Explosion Glow Board

    Wanda McHenry

  11. We love our crayola crayons, but I'd also love to try the color wonder markers/paper for when we're out!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  12. Washable Paints! My daughter is obsessed with painting and the washable ones save my sanity!

  13. the paint set


  14. I really want to try the Travel Dry Erase for our upcoming trip!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    RC Courtney happyheaths at gmail

  15. I love all their Color Wonder products! No mess!

  16. I like the dry erase travel pack. So handy and keep the kids happy with no mess.

  17. I really like the Crayola Dry Erase Zany Play it could really help get my son ready for school by helping him learn how to write his letters name and do some fun learning activities as well.