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Crayola “My First Crayola” – Review

Crayola “My First Crayola” – Review

I was chosen to review several My First Crayola products by Crayola. Having a 2 year old and a 1 year old, the My First Crayola product line is perfect for my family. I am able to allow my children to play, use their imagination, and incorporate all of their senses in a safe and non-messy environment.

I am not a ‘clean freak’ necessarily but the thought of allowing my children to use paint or markers scares me. I see how they act with pasta sauce, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, really all food… I practically get sick thinking of paint or marker all over my dining room or their bodies and clothing. That was until I was exposed to My First Crayola products. The amazing team at Crayola has created a clean and fun line of products I can happily place in my toddlers hands without 50 wet rags on standby.

My First Crayola Egg Crayons

My First Crayola Egg Crayon

 

My First Crayola Scribbled Egg Crayons are solid crayon colors in a fun, easy-to-grip shape! These whimsical art tools are both colorful and full of color-and made to outlast toddlerhood! Includes 3 Scribbled Egg Crayons.”

egg crayonsThis pack of crayons comes with a yellow, blue, and red egg-shaped crayon. My son was so excited that he was able to hold onto a crayon like his big sister. He watches her color all the time and gets upset when he is unable to hold the crayon or drops it due to his less developed motor skills. These egg-shaped crayons are perfect for small hands learning how to hold. Once he gained enough confidence holding the crayon, he started to try and move it on the page to color. Seeing his reaction when he saw marks on the page was priceless. He is still at the age where he wants to try to put all items in his mouths. I can rest assured knowing that all the Crayola products are non-toxic and safe for both my children.

My First Busy Bag Art Kit

Busy Bag 1

 

“It’s an art kit that is designed to be just right for little hands. All-in-one kit contains creative tools for the budding artist, everything they need for coloring, drawing, painting and creative dough sculpting is neatly arranged in a durable storage case that’s always ready to go. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Kit Includes: Durable plastic art case, 6 washable triangular crayons, 4 washable markers, 3 dough colors (total 5.2 oz.), Dough-storage tub, Mini pad, 24 activity sheets.”

My daughter was beyond thrilled when she saw that she was going to be able to play with colored dough. She asked for her scissors immediately (not included; available here). This kit has a little bit of everything for your tiny artist. The activity sheets have beautiful, fun pictures featuring animals, playground scenes, automobiles, and loads of other pictures which will spark your child’s imagination so they can make it their own.

This set features triangular shaped crayons which are developmentally appropriate for young children. While a 3 year old is able to hold a circular crayon, the triangular shape helps their fingers find the correct placement for their fingers. This placement allows them to build confidence in themselves and their ability to draw and write independently. A large majority of us remember those days back in early elementary school, trying to learn the “right way” to hold our pencil. These triangular shaped crayons help kids naturally figure out this necessary skill.

Secure TipMarkers, what can I say? I have a love/hate relationship with them. They are bold. They are exciting. They are messy! Once in a while I need to take a deep breath and let the kids use them. They are beyond elated when getting to use that coveted marker. The first thing my daughter likes to do it repeatedly ‘stab’ the paper with the blunt tip end of a marker. That full arm strength jab. Typically a marker is ‘dead’ after one session with my marker aggressive daughter; the tip is shoved completely inside the tube so I toss it in the trash. These markers, however, are not your average marker. These markers have a special short and rounded tip. This allows for a child to press as hard as they want on the paper but without permanently damaging the marker! Genius! I applaud Crayola with this one ::insert light golf clap:: Crayola has named these markers their Secure Tip; the tips cannot be pinched off or crushed.

My First Crayola Mess-Free Marker and Paper

Max with Moo Moo

Magically reveal colorful patterns with this mess-free marker and paper set! Cute character marker is designed to fit neatly in a toddler’s palm grip. Instantly reveals colorful patterns on the magic paper. Clear ink colors only on magic paper-not on skin, walls or fabric. Includes 1 mess-free character marker and 15 sheets of magic paper. Refill paper available at Crayolastore.com

This product was made for moms like me. I adore it. My children adore it. Best of all, it is affordable.

The beauty of this type of product is that you can let your child play with a ‘marker’ without having it end up all over your dining room table…their hands…arms…clothing… I am able to safely walk away to wash a few dishes without worrying that my 2 year old is drawing a beard on my 1 year old. The freedom is priceless. What amuses me the most about this particular mess-free product is the design on the paper. It makes me remember the black sheets of paper we had in elementary school. We were given sharp wooden sticks (wow…schools were practically handing out weapons in the 80’s!) to scratch off the designs and pictures we wanted. I can have my children experience something similar, but without a weapon that could literally poke an eye out.

As soon as I opened the package my 2 year old asked for the “moo-moo cow”. I then realized that she was asking for the drawing utensil, which has a cow design. Having an engaging picture, as simple as it might seem, was a very smart move on Crayola’s end. My daughter can verbalize with which Crayola product she wants to play.

Most adults today grew up using Crayola crayons. We are familiar with them for this reason, but they are so much more then just a crayon manufacturer. They make tools for imaginations, because the “power of creativity starts here”.

Love these products? Want to purchase them right away? Click the links below to order directly from Crayola, or just look for them at your local retailer that carries Crayola.

My First Crayola Egg Crayons

My First Busy Bag Art Kit

My First Crayola Mess-Free Marker and Paper

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“…creatively-alive kids blossom and grow to be inspired, original adults who, in turn, have the ability to inspire the world.”

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 Now that you have seen how wonderful these products are head over to the giveaway!

(Runs 4/1/15 – 4/15/15; open to US)

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33 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Packard

    I love the idea of the egg shaped crayons. It’s so easy for little ones to work with.

    April 1, 2015 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Amanda Jordan

    I think it’s neat because you don’t have to worry about any broken pieces.

    April 1, 2015 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Cynthia C

    I like the idea of mess free markers. Perfect for the little ones!

    April 2, 2015 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Natalie Nichols

    I love that Crayola has come out with so many products that are great for different age groups! My son would love the crayon eggs!

    April 2, 2015 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Linda Bradshaw

    This would be perfect for my grandson. I know he would enjoy. Crayola has so many great items.

    April 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the mess free marker and paper! So great that this includes all the basics for art exploration 🙂

    April 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the egg shaped crayons perfect for little hands! And they don’t break when they are rough with them!!

    April 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love the secure tip markers!! Anti Amish means less mess and less replacement expense for this mama!!

    April 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love that the art kits includes 40 pieces of fun to start off any budding artist 🙂

    April 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    Hours of fun! I like the egg shaped crayons. Easy for little ones to grasp.

    April 7, 2015 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Katelyn dougherty

    I love the mess free markers and paper, we haven’t tried the other products though. My kiddos would love everything

    April 7, 2015 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love that the busy bag is resealable!! Great way to bring art stuff on the go!!

    April 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Janet W.

    I love that the egg shape would be easy for my grandsons to hold!

    April 8, 2015 at 6:04 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love that it includes sculpting clay! My son love manipulating dough!

    April 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    I love the mess free marker crayola makes great products thanks for the nice review and giveaway

    April 9, 2015 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love that crayola is non toxic and safe for my little man!

    April 9, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love that it includes triangle crayons too!!

    April 10, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    i love the egg shape it makes it easy for toddlers to hold

    April 10, 2015 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    I like the triangle crayons we had some that were not crayola and they broke so easily

    April 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    I like that the egg shaped crayons are large enough that the child can hold the crayon independently.

    April 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Love Crayola!! Theyve been fabulous forever and are the best brand for kids art supplies!!

    April 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    I like that these are non toxic products i trust crayola

    April 12, 2015 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    They should call this the rainy day momma sanity saver pack 😉

    April 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    The activities are so good for fine and gross motor skills thank you

    April 13, 2015 at 8:39 am
  • Reply laurie murley

    this sounds like a great product, would love to try it

    April 13, 2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Ive run out of comments so I just wanted to add a great big thank you!!! 🙂

    April 13, 2015 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    Thanks so much for the giveaway crayola has wonderful products

    April 14, 2015 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Since Im running out of things to comment about this is a thank you so much comment!! 🙂

    April 14, 2015 at 11:27 am
    • Reply mamathefox

      right?! This made me laugh – so I adjusted this type of entry for the new giveaways to comment on any post after your first review comment 😉 Thanks for helping me make that move.

      April 14, 2015 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Jessica Cox

    My daughter loves markers but she to jams the tip in also,I have to throw away,love these new markers.

    April 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    Thanks for adjusting the entry i am also running out of comments but i like to enter daily

    April 15, 2015 at 8:27 am
  • Reply lana simanovicki

    I like everything Crayola their products are great

    April 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Heintz

    Leave it to Crayola to deisgn a crayon for an infant! The egg shape crayon is so cool. I am amazed that there is a 48 color Sidewalk Chalk avaailable also! Think of all the creations to come from these products.

    April 17, 2015 at 11:46 am
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