Creative Play with Super Fun Crayola Holiday Gift & Stocking Ideas + $60 Giveaway!
Creative Play with Crayola!
You know that smell when you open a brand new box of Crayola crayons? That intoxicating smell? Yeah, it happens to be one of my favorite smells. It always reminds me of the fun I had using crayons and creating worlds, characters and bringing whatever I imagined onto a piece of paper.
With the holidays around the corner, Crayola has amazing gift ideas for every artiste in your family!
Both of my daughters are artistic and we can spend hours making crafts, coloring or drawing. Since crayons is one of their favorite tools to use, they were both stoked to hear about all of the cool things that Crayola continuously releases. Things that are so much fun, like the Crayola Crayon Carver. It’s a 2015 Award Winner and it’s no surprise!
Explore Engraving Through Tracing.
The girls have loved carving on their crayons. They loved how it worked, especially how the mechanical bit etched the word they wanted on their crayons. There were a lot of LOL’s on tons of crayons, I can’t say that I mind! It comes with A to Z and special characters to embellish your words. You can choose between a peace sign, heart, star, spiral, smiley face, or musical note–or use combinations of multiple icons.
This Crayon Carver provides an easy and fun way for kids to explore engraving. First, use the crayon wrapper ripper tool to cleanly remove the label and any excess glue from your crayon. Next, lock and load the crayon into the engraving chamber and choose up to nine tiles to start carving your custom messages and designs. Then, trace the tiles with the engraving stylus, and a mechanical bit will etch your message into the crayon. You control the entire creative process, deciding what to engrave and when to stop-you can even carve all the way around the crayon! When done, simply dust off the excess crayon shavings with the special brush.
Easy Animation Studio.
Bring characters to life! Have you ever wanted to create your animations? You can choose from one of 10 characters to bring to life, including a pirate, zombie, fairy, and athlete. Colour in the characters using the included Twistables coloured pencils or any other Crayola colouring tools. The app imports the character just like it was coloured!
It is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen and I had fun with the girls making my own. I made a zombie because, well, it’s a zombie and it’s so cool.
To create a smooth animated clip, traditional stop-motion animation requires the animator to take thousands of photos after every character motion. The Easy Animation Studio creates animation quickly with Smooth Action Technology, so kids can animate with less frustration. Execute full, seamless animated scenes with just a few mannequin poses – Smooth Action Technology fills in the rest of the animation. Kids can also choose from premade animations in the app.
Mannequin, Mannequin Stand, 30-Page Design Booklet, 12 Twistables® Coloured Pencils and Device Stand.
Easy Animation Studio & Mess-Free Colouring!
While I don’t mind cleaning up messes while the girls take on creative play, sometimes it’s nice to not have to clean up at all. For those times, they have Mess Free Colouring. What is really cool is that the ink is invisible and can only be seen when used on special paper. Mimi loved that it the stamp lit up with whatever color she chose. So whenever you dip it into orange, it will light up orange. It has storage nooks for easy storage and to keep everything neat.
Magical, Mess Free Stamping! Color Wonder inks are clear but the Mess Free Light-Up Stamper magically knows what colour you’re using! Press onto the purple ink pad and the handle lights up purple! Watch it change colours when using the green and orange pads too.
What’s Included: Light-Up Stamper Unit, 12-Page Drawing Pad, 3 Markers, 10 Ocean Themed Stamps. 3 “AA” Batteries
Make something old, into something new. This cool toy will help you up cycle your favorite gadgets and accessories. The motorized threading machine spins thread around your favourite art supplies, fashion accessories, and more. You’ll see how it will give them a bold new colourful wrap. Create custom colour thread and further embellish your threaded creations using the included fabric marker. Gabby wants to embellish her headphones, hair brushes and sunglasses too!
You can use the included fabric marker to decorate your thread wrap creations. Design bracelets, anklets, and necklaces by wrapping thread around elastic cords. Then, add designs and patterns, or write a special note on your customized accessory with the included fabric marker. A special attachment on the Thread Wrapper even lets you use any Crayola fine-line fabric marker (sold separately) to add vibrant, custom hues to light-coloured thread.
Threading Unit, Re-threading attachment, Six spools of thread, Two empty bobbins, One Fabric marker. 3”AA” Batteries needed – not included.
That’s right, Crayola makes great options for stocking stuffers. They have Colour Alive licensed books – Barbie and Skylander. Colouring pages that bring your colouring to life! As well our 96ct crayons, 16 count Broad Line PipSqueaks Markers, a Minions Colour & Sticker book, the My First Mix & Match Book and the My First Marker & Paper Set.
You know how we fell in love with the Colour Alive books already, they are seriously one of the coolest things we have ever done when it comes to art. I know that any child will love any of these items in their stockings!
Ready to WIN?
One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will WIN a $60 Crayola Prize Pack! Contest begins on November 16th, 2015 and ends on December 1st, 2015. Open to Canada!
Which product do you think that you or the artist in your life would love the most?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
I think my niece would be most interested in the Crayon Carver! Crayola products are great!
All of them they'd like to have .
My kiddos would love the crayon carver!
My kids would LOVE the R2D2 robot!
I like the Crayola Cling Creator
I like the Baliloca Leather Shoulder bag in your gift guide
I will be giving one away tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Easy Animation Studio would be something we would all like to try.
my daughter would LOVE the Crayon Carver!! so cool!
My sons would love the animation studio
the product that jumps out at me is the Charslea Maplelea doll!
It is a great doll!
My daughter would love the thread wrapper.
The mess Free colouring set is what I'd like them most to try. My DD would love to try the Crayola window cling creator though.
The R2D2 robot. I know some kids who would have a huge amount of fun with it.
My son would love to try the mess free coloring light up stamper or the my first marker and paper mess free kit. He just turned 2 years old and loves to color and do art stuff. It would be a great gift to give him for Christmas!
I would like to try the easy animation studio.
My daughter would love to try the Thread Wrapper, but you really can't go wrong with anything Crayola.
my daughter would like the Thread Wrapper
mess free paper and markers!
I have my eye on the Tread Wrapper for my granddaughter.
The Window Cling creator is on the top of our list.
I really want to try the crayon carver! It looks like so much fun!
Definitely the Crayon Carver, it looks like it would provide hours of fun!
My kids can't wait to try the Crayola Carver! 🙂
My best guess has to be the Easy Animation Studio. It’s a great chance at drawing some of their favourite characters and making them come alive!
My kids would love the crayon carver
The glitter sidewalk chalk looks like a fun project.
Definitely the Crayon Carver, lots of fun!
We'd like to try the Thread Wrapper- that looks super fun.
I think the kids would enjoy the crayon carver the most
My kids would most like to try the Crayola Crayon Carver. Looks like hours of fun!
My daughter loves to draw and would love the markers!
My kids would like to try the cling creator.
the crayon carver would go over well
I would definitely say the Easy Animation Studio!
The Playmobil NHL Arena jumps out at me for sure!
Love the mess free coloring
I think Sophie would love the Crayola Crayon Carver.
I like the crayon maker.
My daughter would love the Crayon Carver
My kids would like the washable tub crayons.
The easy animation studio would be a huge hit in my house!
My niece would love the markers the most, she loves coloring.
My grand daughter would go straight to the barbie coloring book/
The crayon carver would be fun for my great niece
We would love to try the D2R2 robot
my grandkids would love everything, but my older granddaughter would love the Wrap it
My niece would have fun with the Cling Creator.
The Easy Animation Studio would also be very fun to try!
they would love the crayon carver
Gotta be honest, I think I'd be the one using the Threadwrapper – I remember wrapping pens as Christmas gifts so it's very nostalgic!
The Light UP stamper
I think they would like the crayon carver
mess free light up stamper… mommy likes mess free
the crayon carver for sure
My kids would love the crayon carver.
I like the Crayon Carver
Anything Crayola is always a hit and I am sure the Crayon Carver would be.
We would like to try the crayon craver
Definitely the Crayon Carver!
the crayon carver would be a top choice
Kids will love the animation statiion
My DD would love to try the window cling creator.
My twins would love the Crayon Carver!
My son would love the animation studio!
definitely the stamping kit! my kid is crayola obsessed
The Animation Studio
I am sure the Thread Wrapper will also be on the list of ones that they want to try!
We would love to try the Crayon craver
My son wants the animation studio and my daughter wants the creation carved
The Crayon Carver looks like a lot of fun!
My niece would love the cling creator!
My kids would love to try the easy animation studio
The Light Up Stamper Kit would be a hit! Mind you I think any of them would be, love Crayola!
my kids would like the color Alive or the crayon carver
My kids most want to try the Crayola Carver
My daughter would like to try the thread wrapper.
crayon carver i know my osn would love that
My grandson would love the Easy Animation Studio. Looks fun!
My kids would most like to try the Easy Animation Studio, so would I.
the R2D2 robot
My youngest would love the light up stamper. All three of my girls enjoy the colour Alive books. I got some for them to use at a wedding this past spring. I think my 2 oldest daughters would really have a lot of fun with the cling creator.
We would like to try the Crayon Carver
My kids would love to try the crayon carver!
The Draw'n Fold Easel looks good.
The mess free light up stamper is the one I think they'd have the most fun playing with.
It is a lot of fun!
My daughter would like the thread wrapper.
I’D love the R2D2 Robot!
I think my daughter would love the Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper product.
We most want to try the Crayon Craver,make for loads of fun
the crayon carver looks good too
I think my grandbaby would like the color alive, Barbie.
The Window cling maker looks like a blast.
The crayon carver for sure.
My kids most want to try the crayon craver,its on their list
the minion art case is on the list and i know mine would love the carver
Me the big kid would like Crayola Carver
My son is really getting into coloring and drawing he’s pretty good
My kids would like the crayon carver
the thread wrapper
we want to try the crayon carver.
Color Alive Barbie my kids would love it!
we would love all of them.
We really want to try the Easy Animation Studio
We would love to try the r2d2 set
The Minion Googly eyed colouring book would be well enjoyed here.
I really want to try the crayon carver, err I mean the kids.
They would like the crayon carver.
We would like to try the Easy Animation Studio. It looks so cool and making the characters come alive. Awesome!