Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crayola

Disclosure:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review, all opinions are my own.
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I was born in 1987.  A time when Christmas gifts consisted of Care Bears, My Little Ponies, Pokemon Cards and the horrible yet fun Wonder Ball candy.  I think I got an easy bake oven every Christmas and my mom would always buy me some sort of creepy looking doll I believe her name was Raggedy Ann.  Betty Boop PJ's from my grandparents, Clifford and Bernstein Bear Books from my aunt. 
 I lost every Nano pet I ever received, cut all my trolls hair, slammed my etch A sketch, got all my pogs wet and I'm sorry Luke (My brother) I did hide all your Banana in Pajamas.... THOSE THINGS WERE CREEPY!

The point I am trying to make is toys have changed quite a bit in a short period of time.  Some companies have stayed around and evolved and with each generation they adapt.

One of these companies is Crayola!  I don't care what age you are Crayola products are always a welcomed sight under the tree.  I remember as a kid getting a finger paint set with animal shaped sponges!  I LOVED it!  My sister still talks about the Crayola candle kit she got.  

Crayola has and always will provide fun, engaging items that kids of all ages are sure to love and 2014 is no different!

I was sent several items to review and would like to take the time to talk about all of them.

First lets cover the smaller items:
Finger paint - Now in fun Neon colors!  Who doesn't love to get messy and make mom a one of kind drawling.
WaterColor paint- I remember these even when I was a little girl.  Easy to use and even easier to clean up.
Makers - Ultra Clean washable markers in max color.  They give colors and photos a whole new look, but still have that easy to wash trademark Crayola is known for.

colored pencils - Crayola colored pencils are always the best for school projects... At least that is what my 6 year old says :)

silly putty - I loved that it could glow!!

I always get my kids art supplies, they look forward to it every year.  To be honest so do I, I have gotten quite the collection of I LOVE YOU MOM cards and several photos of myself hand drawn by my little guys.

This year Crayola has done it again and made 2 more super fun products that kids are going to love!

Shadow FX Color Projector

 Create and project your art anywhere with the Shadow FX Color Projector. Using Crayola's Shadow FX Color Projector, kids can redefine the term shadow play to involve fun colors, shadow cut outs, toys and even themselves!

 Create Larger-than-Life Color Animations The Crayola Shadow FX Color Projector combines color, lights, and motion to provide a creative experience designed to surprise, captivate, and engage. Kids can create their own artwork with the Crayola gel FX markers on the panel, then use the tri-color light base to project shadows in color and create cool, larger-than-life animations. The base also holds the markers when not in use. 

 Add Cutouts, Toys, and More for Creative Storytelling To add an element of surprise to your custom light show, use the included shadow shapes or incorporate your own toys in the scene. 
 For even more possibilities, the Shadow FX Color Projector includes six light animation sequences.

 Change Projection Size and Create Secondary Colors
 You can adjust the distance of objects from the light base to make the projections appear larger or smaller. The red, yellow, and blue lights can also be blended to create secondary colors like orange and purple for your light show.

Package Contents
 Drawing panel with stand, tri-color light base, shadow shapes sheet, and two white gel FX markers.



Crayola Meltdown Art Set is a complete solution for creating exciting melted crayon artwork. The set features supplies for 3 melted crayon projects, including canvases, 24 Crayola crayons, Crayola washable paint, and additional tools to aid your creativity. All you need is a hairdryer, your imagination, and adult supervision. 

Crayola Meltdown Art Set is fun for both kids and adults and is designed for children ages eight and up. View larger Create Your Own Meltdown Masterpiece Easily craft your own melted crayon artwork with Crayola Meltdown Art Set. 

Using the heat from a hairdryer, you can melt the crayons into cool and colorful drips, swirls, patterns, and textures.
 Three Canvases for Melted Crayon Art The Crayola Meltdown Art Set includes two white canvas panels and one black canvas panel, each measuring 5 by 7 inches. The small canvases are easy to prop vertically so the melting crayon wax drips down the canvas board. Keeping the mess to a minimum is easy. Simply protect your work surface with newspaper or a drop cloth and use the exterior packaging as a drip tray to contain the wax as it melts off the canvas. 

 Included Crayon Pack in Vibrant Colors Select your favorite hues or create a drippy rainbow across the canvas. With 24 Crayola crayons in an assortment of colors, including neon, you can create an array of color pairings. 

Secure the crayons onto the canvas boards with the included double-sided foam tape. 

A paintbrush and Crayola Washable Pearl FX Paint Pot Strip with six colors are also included.


My kids loved everything Crayola sent, proving that no matter what year you were born 1987 or 2007 Crayola will always be fun and is sure to be loved by generations to come!  There is a reason they have been around since 1903 and it is because their product are amazing :).  Plus the fact they are washable have been giving moms years of OH THANK GOD IT CAME OFF moments :)

11 comments:

  1. Crayola makes amazing kits. Fun for kids...and adults, I admit. I like that they have different sizes, age ranges, and now washables, too.

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  2. I love Crayola. When we were younger, my mom didn't buy us extra crayons since she had to buy us crayons for school. However, we loved going to my grandma's house because she bought a box of the 64 crayions with all the cool colors and the sharpener in the back of the box We were in heaven, lol Now the thrill is not to get to sharpen the crayons but to have the coolest Crayola project. I love the melting crayon set :)

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  3. It is amazing the new ways you can use Crayola crayons. I really would consider all of these appropriate for Christmas presents for my younger children.

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  4. Crayola always makes great toys -- I'm sure the melting crayons will be a big hit.

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  5. I love Crayola :) This is an awesome thought for Christmas.

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  6. Crayola keeps coming up with some of the coolest items, I love the crayon makers, and good way to use up scrap crayons and get children involved. I myself would love the Crayola Meltdown Art Set just cool to look at and I could say that I did it.

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  7. I love the neon colors those are super cool I want them.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  8. That is a great set of kits. I remember Crayola from my childhood and they were always THE crayon to have for it's brightness and longevity.

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  9. Geezsh just looking at all that art stuff makes me get excited. I LOVE drawing, painting, coloring and making new things! So do my kids :D

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  10. Crayola~has always brought out creativity ♥ great review

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  11. Looks like fun for kids

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