My almost 2 year old’s vocabulary is growing more and more everyday but one word that has been around since the beginning of her talking is “color color” which means she wants to color. When she says color it does not matter what she needs to color with she just wants a piece of paper and some type of coloring utensil and she will be busy for hours scribbling away.
My favorite brand for my daughter’s coloring needs is Crayola. They seem to have everything these days for coloring and crafts for children.
Some of the products in the picture above are their My First Crayola products. These products are specifically geared towards toddlers who are just starting out with using crayons and markers and doing crafts. I really love that they have these products because my daughter can sometimes get frustrated with using coloring utensils made for older children, so with crayons that are bigger and easier for her to hold and see what she is doing she gets less frustrated and is able to have more fun.
Another group of products that I especially love for toddlers is their Color Wonder products. These products are great for toddlers because they are all mess free, they only work on special Color Wonder paper. This is especially great for starting toddlers out on markers or paint because you won’t have to worry about anything getting stained especially carpets or walls. Without using Color Wonder markers or paint on Color Wonder paper the color will not show up!
I actually got to try out one of the Crayola Color Wonder products recently and it was great. The product I got to try out was the Mess Free Airbrush.
When you open the box for the mess free airbrush you find inside the airbrush, 3 sheets of stencils(you will need to pop out their centers), 6 color wonder markers and a color wonder drawing pad. You will need to buy 4 C batteries because they are not included with the airbrush.
The three stencils that come with the airbrush are pictured above, you have to punch out the middle of the stencils after opening the box and I would recommend a parent do this because I could easily see a child ripping the stencil while trying to pop the middle of the stencil out. There is an outer space set, a safari set and an underwater set. These stencils are great for the airbrush and will also work great if your child just wants to color them in with a marker by hand or even use it with crayons or colored pencils.
In the stand for the airbrush is 6 holders for the markers and a holder for the airbrush. Because of these stands the airbrush is easy to store away and also easy to use since there won’t be any markers rolling around.
After putting the batteries in and inserting a marker into the airbrush I turned the airbrush on. It only took a few seconds to start working but it did. The colors were vibrant and came out in a good speed and they only showed up on the color wonder paper. When using the airbrush make sure not to bend the tube, I did this at first on accident, didn’t really notice I was doing it, and the color was spurting out in little bursts. As soon as I noticed that I was bending the tube I straightened it and the airbrush started working a lot smoother, faster and I was able to use it more accurately. One thing I was a little surprised about the airbrush was that it was very loud. I tried it out while my daughter was down for a nap because I thought it would have been quiet. Lucky for me though she was not sleeping yet so I did not wake up any sleeping babies and now I will know for the next time that I use it.
Above is a picture of the coloring that I did with the airbrush. The blotch at the bottom was the first one I did, without a stencil and right after I had turned the airbrush on. The red flower is what I did next and then the blue moon. The purple planet is what I colored after I realized I was bending the tube and in the picture it looks a lot better than the other colors, cleaner and brighter.
Besides the airbrush being louder than I expected I think my daughter will love this when she gets it in December for Christmas and I will love that it will not make a big mess. I also love that she can use the drawing pad with any of the other color wonder products she will be getting like the Color Wonder Fingerpaints.
All the products listed in the first picture have a price ranged between $2.49-$24.99, those seem like pretty decent prices to me especially for some fun stocking stuffers!
Because I love Crayola so much I wanted to share some of the products I got with our readers in a fun little giveaway!
The winner of the giveaway will win Ninja Turtles Color Wonder with Metallic Colors and 2 sets, 4 different colors, of the My First Crayola Washable Markers.
To enter the giveaway fill out at least one of the entries in the rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open to those who are 18+ and in the US only. The giveaway ends 11/10 at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Congrats to our winner Kristin Goodson! Kristin, you have been emailed and have 24 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen!
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*I received samples of the products mentioned above for free to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.