Mess-Free Art Time When Traveling – Win a Crayola Color Wonder Travel Pack!

by Melanie Edwards on August 2, 2010 · 161 comments

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More and more my 4 year old is taking an interest in art and enjoys coloring, drawing, and painting more than she used to when she was younger. Something she often asks to do, but that I hesitate to let her, is finger painting. It is about the messiest activity you can give a preschooler and though I know I shouldn’t let that get to me, I’d much rather she use another medium for creating art.

Another common issue with art supplies is using them on the road. Crayons and colored pencils might work out fine, but markers are not allowed in our cars. I can’t supervise while she’s using them in the backseat and it’s almost guaranteed that marker will end up all over her hands and clothes.

With us taking a trip later this week to New York City, as well as frequent lengthy car rides, I was excited when I had the opportunity to try out the Crayola Color Wonder “Summer Travel Imagination” pack. The pack is full of items you can take on the road and not have to worry about any messes. All of the items are part of the Color Wonder product family, which means the markers, paints, and stamps only work on the special Color Wonder paper.

Here are the items included in the Crayola Color Wonder “Summer Travel Imagination” pack with descriptions from the manufacturer:

  • Crayola Color Wonder Lap Desk provides a large, hard-top surface for kids to create on the go. The sturdy desk has a built-in handle and a soft detachable pillow that can be used as a storage unit for Color Wonder markers and paper. The Lap Desk is equipped with 12 re-stickable pieces of Color Wonder paper to keep kids’ drawings in place and 5 Color Wonder mess-free mini markers in red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
  • Crayola Color Wonder Fingerpaints & Paper make the once impossible possible – fingerpainting in the car! The set includes clear, fast-drying gels that feel just like traditional fingerpaint. The set comes with 5 mess-free colors (red, yellow, green, blue and orange) in a hand-shaped storage container, a built-in finger cleaning sponge and 12 extra-wide sheets of Color Wonder paper. When kids are finished painting, they simply snap the fingerprint lids closed and paint stays fresh and ready to use again!
  • Crayola Color Wonder Markers and Paper – The set includes 5 Color Wonder markers and a 24-page Color Wonder drawing pad where your kids can create anything they want while you’re on the road!
  • Crayola Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio provides a solid, compact drawing surface with stay-put clips that can secure a single piece of paper or an entire Color Wonder activity book. Kids will enjoy creating with mess-free Color Wonder markers that make colors magically appear on special paper and reveal special hidden surprises.
  • Crayola Color Wonder Story Stampers includes 5 Color Wonder markers in red, blue, green, purple and orange, a Color Wonder stamp pad, 6 sea creature stamps, and an 18-page coloring pad with undersea background settings. Each setting is unique, so every page will inspire a different fish tale just waiting to be told! Kids’ imaginations will take them beneath the sea as they stamp color sea creatures using the colorless Color Wonder stamp pad to create innovative stories and scenarios then can then color in. It’s like high tide for your imagination!

Crayola is also offering some fun travel-themed activities on their Facebook page. If you share a photo of your children’s Color Wonder artwork on their page, your photo and any links to a blog post may be featured on the “Crayola Color Wonder Wonders Across America” splash page on Crayola.com.

If you wish to try out the Color Wonder products, you can enter to win the “Summer Travel Imagination” pack below or you can print out a coupon for $1.00 off a Crayola Color Wonder product.

The Giveaway

crayola color wonder
One of you will win a “Summer Travel Imagination” pack like the one pictured and with the items described above.

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this contest, simply leave a comment below and tell us either a) what you like best about Color Wonder products or b) a favorite story about traveling with your children.

Extra entries (optional):

Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Follow @modernmami on twitter.
  2. Tweet the following: Enter to win a Crayola Color Wonder pack from @modernmami. Ends 8/9. http://bit.ly/crayolamodernmami #giveaway #contest #mbsspark
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  5. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing this contest with your readers; make sure to link back to this contest page in your post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Monday, August 9 at 11:59 pm EST. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.)

Disclosure: Crayola Color Wonder products received, information, and giveaway were all provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.

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1 Erica August 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

My little girl is just getting good at traveling in the car, but lately while she plays she asks us to sing songs to her! It's so cute. We sing all the songs we can think of that have actions in them, and she does the actions along with! We love it!

2 Erica August 2, 2010 at 1:28 am

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3 Erica August 2, 2010 at 1:29 am

tweeted! @princesserica

4 Erica August 2, 2010 at 1:29 am
5 Erica August 2, 2010 at 1:30 am

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6 mami2jcn August 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

I like that the products foster creativity while being mess-free!

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7 mami2jcn August 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

8 mami2jcn August 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

I subscribe via email.

9 Amy @ Taste Like Crazy August 2, 2010 at 7:48 am

The tweet heard round the twittersphere ;)

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10 Amy @ Taste Like Crazy August 2, 2010 at 7:49 am

I already follow you and have for a while. Bonus points?

11 Amy @ Taste Like Crazy August 2, 2010 at 7:52 am

We bought the finger paints when Cara was just under two years.

She loved smearing the stuff all over the reactive paper. And the dog. And the cat. And the walls. And herself. You get the idea.

Not only am I grateful the colors only show up on the special paper, I REALLY grateful it cleans up easily – though it does leave an “oil spot” looking place on some stuff.

12 Suburban Prep August 2, 2010 at 8:05 am

My nieces and nephews love to do projects that are creative. These products lend them selves to creativity that all children have and want to show what they can do.

13 Carmen August 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

We're headed your way soon for our first family Disney World vacation and this Color Wonder set would be awesome for the car ride!
We also don't allow markers in the car so Color Wonder makes everyone happy. :)

14 Sheila Hickmon August 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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15 Sheila Hickmon August 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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16 Stephanie Vollowitz Light August 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm

they do not ruin my walls!!
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17 DANIELLE W August 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Crayola is an amazing company they are always trying to keep up with childrens imagination and still thinking about parents and what good old fashion fun really is. The thing i like best about the color wonder is that there is no mess
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18 DANIELLE W August 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Crayola is an amazing company they are always trying to keep up with childrens imagination and still thinking about parents and what good old fashion fun really is. The thing i like best about the color wonder is that there is no mess
waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

19 Penny W August 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

what i like best is that my young daughter will be able to enjoy the fun of coloring with markers earlier than i could because these don't make a mess

20 Penny W August 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

twitter follower

21 Penny W August 3, 2010 at 8:27 am
22 Neenee838 August 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

what i love most about color wonder is that ALL of my kids can use them….even my 2 year old! and i don't have to worry about messes.

23 Neenee838 August 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

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24 Neenee838 August 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

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25 Rachel White August 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

I love Color Wonder products because my little one can go wild and I don't have to worry about stains or mess – she has fun and I get a little “me” time.

-Rachel

26 Rachel White August 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

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