Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Crayola Color Wonder Review - Mess Free Colouring For All Ages!

 
*This Product Talk post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola.
 
How I love to see my kids engage in traditional childhood enjoyments like colouring in. There's something so quaint about watching your children focus on the simple joy of making art.
 
Colouring is great for building your kids' concentration, fine motor skills, promoting an appreciation of quiet time and the blessing of getting along (where there's more than one involved).
 
While kids can look so sweet and adorable when they're transfixed with the task colouring, I've got to confess that I don't like the toddler tinkering with the craft too much. It's not because I don't love to watch her create - I really do, it's more due of the mess factor.


Having older siblings means that my toddler wants to climb 'a few rungs higher' than she's capable at the wee age of two, in an effort to keep up with the bigger kids. All this translates to simple things escalating into complex situations.

Take drawing for example. It's all "No way I don't want crayons! I want markers and pens like the big 'nes!" 

Tantrums ensue and it all ends in major catastrophic frustrations for everyone.

Shudder...

If you've ever relented in similar circumstances and handed markers over to a young child, you will know all about the disaster that it usually is. Rarely will those pens touch paper for long before other 'more important' colouring takes over - like the decorating of fingers, legs, walls and clothing.

More recently, my girly armed herself with a pink permanent marker and took to my kitchen cupboard in a major way. We're still working on removing her masterpiece and I am mournfully watching it fade ever-so-slowly each day with my endless wiping efforts.

Truly, I just DON'T need that! (Does anyone?)

Crayola Color Wonder Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RRP $13.99

Recently we were invited to review an exciting product from Crayola. Color Wonder is a magnificent marker for kids that is not only fun for the little people (and bigger ones), but also solves my fear of the mess factor and the rampaging toddler's determination in one.


Crayola Color Wonder Disney Frozen RRP $13.99
My two settled down pretty quickly with these packs. Ruben was excited because he's all about super heroes and the like and the Crayola Mutant Ninja Turtles had him enthralled instantly. Celeste was overjoyed about Disney's Frozen and thrilled to bits when she spotted the 5 markers included in the pack! (Has Mummy gone mad?!)

 
 
Crayola's Color Wonder markers have a clear ink (the nibs appear white) and it is invisible to touch on anything other than the Color Wonder magic paper! As your child colours the special books, the non-toxic ink appears a few seconds later as if by magic. Hidden designs are revealed as they colour and it's all so much fun.
 
Normally scenes such as this...
 
 
and this...
 
 
...would have me in fits of panic! There was no need for me to feel this way at all with the Color Wonder pens however.
 
Pretty quickly the toddler realised that these markers were different and it kept her right on track with the task at hand.
 
 
 
From this Mum's point of view, these markers and books are brilliant! My kids enjoy colouring with these (even the older ones) and there were no protests to mention from the toddler who suddenly feels all grown-up alongside her siblings!
 
Find Color Wonder kits by Crayola at your local department or toy store.

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24 comments:

  1. I love them so much, I'm going to buy more once she's filled in the ones we've got. Its so good not having to clean the walls every 5 minutes while she's drawing.

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    1. They're very loveable and I agree, I loathe the cleaning part and discovering new works of art where art should not be!

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  2. My girls would love these and to be honest, so would I!

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    1. I do love drawing in these. They remind me of those invisible magic puzzle books that were around when I was a kid. So. Much. Fun.

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  3. What? I must go hunting for these. I have a strong hate of textas yet the kids seem drawn to them.

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    1. Ha! "Seen drawn to them!"
      Yep, Textas are loathsome with younger kids and they want them even more when they know you aren't keen on them having them.

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  4. Colouring is so good for their fine motor skills. Your little one will be a teacher's dream by the time she gets to school. I love to colour too :)

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    1. Maybe I should take up colouring in again in adulthood? Girls are pretty clever with pens (certainly a lot sooner than boys are from personal experience too!)

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  5. Oh wow, these are a great idea. My kids would love these!

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  6. We are a huge fan of these. I absolutely love them too because of the non mess factor. Meanwhile, look how big your littlest love is getting!! #teamIBOT

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    1. I had actually never heard of them before I was asked to review them here but they'll always be at our home now. Yes, Celeste is a tall girl - she's in the 75% for her age in height. She looks like a three year old!

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  7. What a great idea! I'll have to look out for these :)

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  8. Genius! I want some!...I mean for my baby, of course.

    #brilliantblogposts

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  9. No mess ans Frozen is like two blessings in one!! We are to review a pack too but mine has gone missing somewhere in NSW :) Hopefully they'll find it because we really want to try these nifty books out here!

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    1. Oh no! I hope they turn up, they're loads of fun.

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  10. These look great! My toddler ALWAYS wants the textas! Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday

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    1. Seriously, get a pack and you'll have no more issues.

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