Sunday, August 31, 2008

Crayola Color Explosion

When it rains its pours…. Nothing so sad as when my two boys are trapped in the house during a rainy summer day. Oddly enough, suggestions of cleaning their room or picking up the toys in the family room don’t go over too well. Now when I was young and it rained, we broke out the Monopoly board game for an afternoon of fun. But today’s kids want more and this modern day caveman knows just what to do.

“Crayola Color Explosion™ lets you create wild multicolored effects with a single color-reveal marker! The unique clear-ink marker works only with black Color Explosion paper, revealing hidden colors for amazing designs. Drawings can be done freehand or with stencils.”

What It Costs $10.99 (+S&H)
I got mine at Amazon using my above discount. Since I purchased a few items, FREE SHIPPING!!!! I am not sure if they have these at your local big box. I have not checked.

Ease of use 4 Stars
Crayola has turned around the concept of colored pens applying ink onto paper. The pens in this case, remove the black film on the paper exposing the color underneath. The hardest part with using this product is getting it out of the packaging.
Once they were out my older son took right to it and had a great time with it. My youger son.... well he prefered SpongeBob on TV.

Actual performance 4 Stars
My older son loves this product. But you do need to exercise some caution when using this. You should let the kids draw with these on the table. If the kids hands are wet, then the paper gets wet and the black gets on the hands, then the table, then the clothes, etc.

Final thoughts on practicality
I like it. My older son likes it. It might be a bit too much for my 5 year old. I think that this falls into one of the categories of possible messy fun. Take the right precautions by keeping the juice boxes away and you won't have too many problems. Granted my son is no Picasso, but he does enjoy drawing and he does enjoy this product.

If you child likes to draw, then perhaps you should give this a try. I would consider this a good inexpensive gift for the child that likes to draw.
Final Score
4 ½ out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Really, It's wonderful Crayola products!! My kids too love this!!


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