I was SO excited to have the opportunity to check out the brand new My First Crayola product line! I grew up using Crayola products & now my kids are too. So I was incredibly excited to find out the Crayola now has a brand new line geared for kiddos ages 12 months & up! My oldest son isn’t too artsy, but my youngest son is. I always hate giving my 2 year old the same artsy supplies that my older son uses because he tends to break them, paint everywhere BUT the paper, and in general just make a big mess! But art is definitely his “thing” so I do it anyways! But NOW there is My First Crayola which has younger children friendly art supplies and I couldn’t be happier about them!
Here you see several of the new My First Crayola products. There are stampers, markers, and crayons. All with lids that aren’t easy for the kids to pop off! The child holds the animal’s head and takes off the feet to expose the crayon or marker inside. For the stampers the child simply has to just press the animal down onto the table and the stamps automatically come out! To be totally honest even my 5 year old has been using these!
When we first received our box I couldn’t believe how much stuff we had been sent so I had to span it out over a week! I wanted my son to enjoy everything without mommy trying to shove the next item his way! The first thing we played with were the stampers and oh boy he loooooved those!! I loved that the stampers automatically retract inside the animal so that my son doesn’t leave open stamps laying around all over the house! Trust me…..it’s happened before! Then we used the crayons & markers. These were equally as exciting, although the only downside is that there were only 2 of each colors in a package so my son didn’t have a lot of colors to choose from. (Everything is washable of course!)
The My First Crayola Musical Rub-Art Station was BY FAR the favorite product in our family – for both my oldest son and my little guy!! I wish I had grabbed my video while my 2 year old was first using this…..it was SO cute! This Musical Rub-Art Station comes with 2 rubbing plates (double sided so you get 4 pictures), crayons with a kitty holder, and a musical frame to hold the rubbing plates. My 2 year old can put together all of it himself. When you place a rubbing plate in the base it sits on a musical button so as the child uses the crayon to rub on the paper over the rubbing plate the product sings and makes farm noises at him! My son was just smiling and bouncing up and down the entire time he used this art station…..and the next day…..and the next day…..the kids LOVE it! I’m not sure if it’s the music they love or that they can do the rubbing themselves – I’m guessing a combination of the two. I have bought rubbing plates for my kids before but only my oldest son has the coordination to hold his paper and rub leaving my other son in need of my help. This he can do the rubbings all on his own! Oddly enough it doesn’t come with paper but I just cut a printer paper into 4 squares and it was the perfect size. There is also no where to store all of the pieces so I have the entire set in a ziploc bag.
We also received some of the My First Crayola Mess-Free line which I always appreciate as a mom. Above you see the Mess-Free marker and the Mess-Free Fingerpaint. These are unique from Crayola’s other mess-free products as the paper when exposed with the product is all rainbows underneath. I thought this was really unique and my kids seemed to like it. My son could either draw something he wanted which would then be rainbow colored or he could just scribble and make rainbows appear so that was fun. Check out the one that I made!
Make sure to keep your eye out for the Cheerios boxes specially marked with coupons for My First Crayola products! I also wanted to share with you guys the My First Crayola promo video – I LOVE IT!!! It’s incredibly inspiring!
CONGRATULATIONS AMY A. FOR WINNING OUR GIVEAWAY!
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- My First Crayola™ Washable Crayons
- My First Crayola™ Washable Markers
- My First Crayola™ Washable Stampers
- My First Crayola™ Washable Dry-Erase Activity Mat
- One specially marked box of original Cheerios® cereal
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