Baby boy is starting to draw and color more often, and especially shows an interest if he sees his older sister doing so. I want to encourage his creativity and let him color, draw, and even paint, but I often worry about him making a mess. Since he’s only two-years-old, he definitely doesn’t have full control, which is a little nerve-wracking at times.
Thankfully, products like Crayola Color Wonder exist to help parents out with such things. This line of products only works with special paper, so the Color Wonder markers and paint don’t get on your tables, chairs, floor, etc. We’ve been using them since our older daughter was younger and we’re pretty happy with the way they work. The Color Wonder line is especially handy in the car, since our kids can color and draw and we don’t worry about them getting marker on their clothes. The only caution I do have is to be careful with the Color Wonder paint gels – though the color won’t show on anything but the special Color Wonder paper, it can still create a sticky, gel mess if the kids scoop up too much paint gel on their brush (or fingers!).
Through the Walmart Moms program, Crayola sent us complimentary samples of some of the products that you can currently find on sale at Walmart as part of their Rollback savings. Here’s just sample of what you can find on sale in-stores and online through the end of May:
- Crayola Color Wonder Kits (paper pad plus markers) on sale for $6.97, like this Hello Kitty set
- Color Wonder Coloring Pads (just the paper) on sale for $4.97
- Color Wonder tools (paint brushes, markers, and gel paints) on sale for $4.97
*Additionally, you can print this coupon for a FREE Crayola Color Wonder® Refill Book when you buy $10 or more of Crayola Color Wonder® Products! (Redeemable only at Walmart and expires July 31, 2013)*
Another product Crayola sent us as part of the samples was the new Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk that feature bright, bold colors and an anti-roll shape. We’re really looking forward to getting outside this weekend to try them out and let baby boy experience the joy of sidewalk chalk for the first time. His big sister is definitely excited to try out so many different colors! You can currently find a 24-count box of this new sidewalk chalk in Walmart stores for only $2.97 – great, isn’t it?!
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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