My favourite “color” is white. I know, I know, it technically isn’t a “color”. But it’s my absolute favourite when it comes to decorating, as it’s so bright and fresh. That’s why our home is primarily white. White walls, white couches, white doors, white cabinets. You name it, it’s probably white. And it’s SO pretty. Until my toddler decides to re-decorate… that’s why we love making memories (not messes) with Crayola Color Wonder.
We’ve had horrifying experiences with permanent markers on our doors and walls. We’ve had markers and paint marks wind up on our kitchen table. We’ve got a little artist in our home and she LOVES to create. As a creative person myself, I of course understand the desire and need to create and I want to encourage that as much as I can. But I hate cleaning up the messes! I found myself avoiding art play because it made such a mess and my daughter had to be 100% supervised. I wasn’t a fan, and I wanted her to be able to create freely. That’s when we decided to try Color Wonder by Crayola.
Color Wonder is a non-toxic line of Crayola products that allow small children (ages 3 – 5) to express themselves artistically – WITHOUT the mess. Their magic paper only responds to the Color Wonder markers and paints. Once they touch the magic paper – colour appears! Brynn LOVES the magic and watching the colours appear. She is able to colour whatever she wants, both in AND outside the lines, and even OFF of the paper if she’s getting REALLY into it (as she usually does), and it doesn’t stain the surfaces in our home. Plus we can take it out with us and not worry about messes out and about – like when they give my child crayons at a restaurant and she Van Goghs to town on their tables… A chorus of angels sang and the clouds parted – I had found the answer!
You can find coloring books for pretty much every popular character. B’s favourites are Dora, Ninja Turtles, and of course, Paw Patrol. I remember fondly the “paint with water” coloring books I used as a kid. Anyone else remember those? All you needed was water to make the perfect picture. That idea is kinda similar to these Color Wonder books, only no liquids are needed. In addition to the wide variety of coloring books, there’s also blank pages for the child who loves to paint or finger paint (yep, they have Color Wonder paints and finger paints, too!). My kid likes to finger paint with one hand and draw with the other. She’s already a mixed medium artist – thanks Color Wonder.
Check out these pictures.. She’s coloring in her GOOD CLOTHES with NO smock on, and on her pretty white table in her bedroom that has white walls. And I had no fear. Mamas, you too can feel this free. Say it with me, Color Wonder. More like Color Wonder why I never thought of this before…
In all seriousness, it’s incredibly important for development to nurture your child’s creative side. So if you’re like me and you find yourself sometimes avoiding craft time because of the mess it might make, you may want to check out Color Wonder products. I can let my daughter colour and paint, even in her room across the hall BY HERSELF, and not worry about what mess may be waiting for me when she’s done. That would give any parent some time to at least sit down solo with a cup of WARM coffee… or, who am I kidding, tidy the rest of the messes the kids have made! Now if we can get some magic laundry that cleans itself, or magic brooms to sweep a la Fantasia, parents of littles will be unstoppable.
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Disclosure: This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Crayola and the #ColorWonderMessFree sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.