I love when the boys draw and get creative with arts and crafts, but I am not always up for cleaning up the mess that comes with it. Washing down tables and hands, picking up all of the bits of paper… there are times when I.Just.Can’t. And it is on those days when I love to break out our Crayola sets and let the boys be creative without making a huge mess of my dining room.
When the boys are finished their dinner but are not dismissed from the table yet they are allowed to play with the Crayola Doodle Magic Set. This way Monkey stays occupied and can practice his letters while we finish eating our dinner. The Travel Set is also perfect for packing up and taking to Grandma’s house as it is a cute unit with pouches for all of the markers and cloth so nothing gets lost. If you like to go BIG with your creativity the Doodle Magic Color Mat will make sure everyone has space to colour a picture. I don’t find the colours as vibrant as “regular markers”, but the trade off is worth it when I know that my place mats and chairs are safe from dropped markers.
Little Bear likes to play around with markers, but he also still loves sensory play. The Mess Free Touch Lights gives the sensation of finger painting without actually using paint. When we do finger paint it takes me twice as long to wash up Little Bear as it did to actually do the painting, but with the Touch Lights board you are able to press using your fingers to make a picture and then just run your hand over the board to smooth it out and start all over again. No bath required to get paint out of hair!
If you are doing some traveling the Crayola Color Wonder Coloring Pads are a must have in your activity bag for the kids. The come in a huge variety from blank pages to Disney characters. No matter where you are colouring, in the car, on a plane or even at Grandma’s house, you don’t need to worry about getting marker on the furniture or all over your hands. The Color Wonder markers only create colour when used on the Color Wonder paper. A perfect travel companion to keep kids busy AND mess-free.
While it is fun to get messy sometimes with markers, paint and sidewalk chalk there are times when it is just not practical. I love that Crayola offers a line of products that still lets my boys be creative and have fun without all of the mess that can come with arts and crafts time!
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