This product talk is bought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola.
In this house, when the kids choose colouring as their activity of the moment, I think two things. What are they using to colour and what are they colouring on?? Because, you know, we are inundated with colouring books, and pencils, but somehow drawing on other things and with pens, textas or even crayon is a much more permanent way to display their artistic endeavor. I present you exhibit A:
Yes, the other day, Mr 2 was having a great time colouring the chalk board. He was very enthusiastic and when he called me over to see “look, Mum! Look!” I realised he was colouring with crayons. Not chalk. Sigh. So when Nuffnang offered me the opportunity to try the Crayola Color Wonder range, I was all for it. After all, it was offered as a “mess free” activity. Mess free? Hells yeah. Because frankly, this house doesn’t need more mess, for reasons best described by the forthright and awesome Janelle at Renegade Mothering.
And joyously, the review included TWO packs! Frozen and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (high school flash back anyone?). Both kids sorted. Basically, each pack comes with five textas and once colouring book. The textas are clear, and it’s not until you (or your child, whoever gets the texta first) draws on the Color Wonder paper that the colour starts to appear. When you’re a 2 year old kid, that’s hands down amazing. I give you exhibit B:
Yes, that’s one excited little man! And really, this stuff is cool. It’s non toxic, there are hidden patterns in the pictures, and I have not found texta colour anywhere else, not their clothes, their hands or the walls. Well, not from these textas anyway! Seriously, I just got interrupted by Ms 4 telling me Mr 2 was drawing on the wall. Gah! At least that was with chalk……
What activities do your kids love doing indoors? Is it mess free, or full of fun and educative messiness??? Let me know! And let me know if your kids love the Color Wonder range too 🙂
I’m linking up with Mama Raj Says’ Review Round Up!
And here’s a bonus video of Mr 2 and his speed colouring.