Sunday, May 20, 2012

My First Crayola Art Supplies :: Review & Giveaway :: CLOSED

This Giveaway is now closed!
Congrats to Jamie who gave us a great craft idea...Mirror out of spoons!
http://www.addicted2decorating.com/how-to-make-a-decorative-chrysanthemum-mirror.html

Jamie, please email me at Katie(at)Cards-by-Katie(dot)com to claim your prize!
You all must know by now how much I love encouraging my children to be creative and express themselves through art.  The kids love to take art classes, we make visits to our local art museums regularly (the Contemporary Arts Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum), and the kids have more art supplies at their disposal than some preschool classrooms have.  We have a cool cabinet in our dining room full of stuff they can grab any time to create with.  I think that encouraging them to explore and create artisitically will encourage creative thinking in all aspects of life.  I want them to grow up thinking outside the box, and coming up with creative ways to solve problems. 
So you can imagine how excited I was when I was approached by BlogSpark about doing a review and giveaway of products from the My First Crayola line.  And you can probably also imagine the glee that ensued with all of the munchkins when a package arrived in the mail containing all of the cool items you see below:
Wow!  My kids couldn't wait to take all of these products for a test drive!  And we were not disappointed!  Here's a few things that I love about this collection as a whole:
- I love that they are washable
-I love that babes as young as 12 months can use some of these products to explore artwork in an age-appropriate way (the products are marked 12 months + or 24 months +)
- I love that my 2 1/2  year old can use the materials independently to entertain himself when I need a few minutes of peace to do something like cook dinner
- I love how fun they are!  
-I love that even though these products were made with the wee ones in mind, my "bigger" kids got a kick out of the products too!

Henry had a blast with the markers!
Toddler art fun! 
Robin was amazed by the magic paper that turned colors when you used the special marker
The dry erase activity mat is just perfect for Henry to use even when Mama is not sitting right there with him!  He's been using this at dinner time to occupy himself so mama can cook in peace.
And this...this is super cool, it's a musical Rub-Art Station.  It plays music while you rub crayons over paper on top of farm image plates.  Henry LOVES this one the best!  He just giggles and giggles when he uses it.


Here's a video commercial with more details about My First Crayola supplies ::



My First Crayola Giveaway  ::
I will choose one winner using Random.org on Tuesday, May 29th at 2pm, and announce the winner here on my blog and on the little things facebook page.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email or another name will be drawn.  Here are some of the items you might find in your prize package: My First CrayolaTM Washable Crayons, My First CrayolaTM Washable Markers, My First CrayolaTM Washable Stampers, My First CrayolaTM Washable Dry-Erase Activity Mat, One specially marked box of original Cheerios® cereal

How to Enter ::
1.  Leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win this.
2.  Leave a comment below linking to a super-cool arts & crafts idea you have found on the internet.
3.  "Follow" me on Pinterest and leave a comment below telling me you do so.
4.  "Like" the Crayola facebook page and the little things blog facebook page and leave a comment below telling me you did so.  If you already like the little things facebook page, please considering inviting your friends to like it ;)
5.  Give a shout out about this giveaway...either on facebook (tag the little things blog), or twitter (include @LittleThingsMom and @Crayola and include the hashtag #MyBlogSpark).  Or you can always spread the word using email.  Then leave a comment telling me how you spread the word.


And here's a special offer ::
Crayola and Cheerios® cereal are offering up to $5.00 in coupon savings on My First CrayolaTM products, so you can enjoy a little colorful fun at the breakfast table!  Look for My First CrayolaTM on original Cheerios cereal boxes. 

Disclosure ::
The information, products, coupon, video and additional My First CrayolaTM gift pack was provided by Crayola® and Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.  Thank you to all of them!

48 comments:

Ashley said...

I "like" both pages :) Hope I win thanks!

Nicole Thompson said...

Would love these for my grandchildren!

samantha said...

Both my kids love coloring and drawing and they would love this.

begesw@yahoo.com

Nicole Thompson said...

Liked both pages!

samantha said...

I like little things on fb

begesw@yahoo.com

samantha said...

spread the word thru email
begesw@yahoo.com

Maureen N said...

I would love this bc my 3 year old loves to do any art activity but being a 4 year old sometimes his curosity gets the better of him. I feel like when he does color I have to be in the same room as he to make sure he doesnt color on something he isnt suppose to. I also watch my 1 1/2 year old nephew who loves to color and this would be perfect for him to use when he is at my house.

Maureen N said...

Here is a link to a website that will tell you how to make bouncy balls. They arent like the ones you get in the store, but for a little one they are perfect and dont take much time at all to make. my son likes to help make them and decied what color he wants to make them!

http://chemistry.about.com/od/demonstrationsexperiments/ss/bounceball.htm

Maureen N said...

I follow you on Pinterest and I like Crayola on Facebook!

Maureen N said...

I posted the giveaway on facebook

stephanieeversole@hotmail.com said...

My 21-month-old daughter is VERY interested in making art! She would LOVE this!

stephanieeversole@hotmail.com said...

I love this idea, and I can't wait to try it!

http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2011/10/glowing-starry-night.html

stephanieeversole@hotmail.com said...

I already like both pages:)

stephanieeversole@hotmail.com said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/supergirl513/status/204260025747775488

Wendy Rozema said...

i would love to win this for my kids!!
wendywynsma@gmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to win this so my 2 year old daughter can get involved in art.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I like you and Crayola on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

Shared on Facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/147122715421007

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

I would LOVE to win this for my son! His birthday is coming up and he LOVES coloring (and so do i ;))

rufful at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

love this arts n crafts ideas: http://pinterest.com/pin/177329304047611610/

rufful at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

follow u on pinterest (rufful)
rufful at gmail dot com

Rochel S said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/lake12/status/204639745719013376
rufful at gmail dot com

barneyn said...

I would love to win this for my toddler, he would love to use this as I do school with his brother and sister

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

Tweet

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/barney_nelly/status/204750225926127616

Danielle said...

Would love this for my niece...she loves drawing and coloring :)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

My kids would love this! Trinity especially has been really into writing letters to people. Both kids would have a blast trying some new supplies.

Kimberly said...

Not just one craft idea, but a whole site. I love the projects on http://dollarstorecrafts.com/.

Kimberly said...

Spread the word via email and will put it on FB, too.

Jamie said...

My kids would love this! I would even share it with my bestie kids! Since there is so much of it!

jlsmith1982@aol.com

Jamie said...

Mirror out of spoons!

http://www.addicted2decorating.com/how-to-make-a-decorative-chrysanthemum-mirror.html

jlsmith1982@aol.com

Jamie said...

following on Pinterest!

jlsmith1982@aol.com

Jamie said...

ive already liked Crayola and the little things on FB! :)

jlsmith1982@aol.com

jamie said...

Spreading the word through email!

jlsmith1982@aol.com

JessicaDoo said...

I "liked" both pages! I have an 18 month old little boy at home who has recently discovered he likes to use pens! I would prefer something more kid-friendly and this would be great! Hope I win! :)

Michelle said...

Shared on fb! mhammers@zoomtown.com

Michelle said...

Like you on Pinterest. mhammers@zoomtown.com

Michelle said...

I need this because I'm way low on art stuff!! We have markers and crayons :( Plus, I need some inspiration with the kids getting ready to get out of school! mhammers@zoomtown.com

Michelle said...

Like your blog and Crayola on fb. mhammers@zoomtown.com

Shelly L said...

Already follow your blog
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Shelly L said...

Already like on FB
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Shelly L said...

Would love to win because my kids love art stuff and I'll need some stuff to do for summer fun crafts
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Shelly L said...

Like Crayola on FB
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Shelly L said...

We like to visit sites like these to find and make paper airplanes then we fly them to see whick is the best:
http://www.10paperairplanes.com/
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Kellie said...

We need craft supplies for summer break!

Kellie said...

I am a The Little Things fan on FB.

Kellie said...

Already a Pinterest follower!

Priya said...

I would love to win this for my kids....

Priya said...

I liked both pages on fb.