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

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. #giveaway #contest #mbsspark
  3. Subscribe to this blog via email and leave a comment with the email you used to subscribe. (You can use the email field to do this instead of putting your email in the comment if you prefer.)
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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 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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Rachel White August 3, 2010 at 10:29 am

I follow @modernmami on twitter. I'm @Rachlwhite

Rachel White August 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

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mogrill August 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

My fave thing is that kids can be creative without being messy.
Thanks for the chance.

Linda August 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I love that they are mess free, we travel alot and these would be great for keeping the kids busy!

LIDARKSIDE August 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

They make a variety of products that are good for home and some small enough for travelling.

Julie L August 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I like the fact that they are mess-free and that they are Crayola brand:)

Julie L August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I am a email subscsriber

sweetsue August 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I love Color Wonder products because they are from Crayola, so I know I can trust the product to be safe and fun for my grandchildren

sweetsue August 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I am following you on twitter as ptowngirl.

Denise August 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I like that it encourages creativity and keeps kids busy.

Brenda Young August 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I love how the color wonder products completely engross the kids while letting them be creative!

jashelep August 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I love how the color wonder stuff fosters creativity will keeping the mess at bay.

bison61 August 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

the best think about color wonder products is the no mess-the colors appear only on the special Color Wonder paper.

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modernmami August 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Congratulations! You won. :)

Hmcnaron August 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

My favorite time with my kids was a trip when everyone was asleep – I thought- and I was driving and singing quietly to the radio when my youngest all of a sudden said “Mommy I see why you aren't a singer.” It was classic.

ky2here August 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I like the dependability and quality of all Crayola products. They have earned their place in our grandchildren's playroom.

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Belinda August 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

I love the lap desk. It's a great idea to inspire creativity on the go.

Danielle August 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I love that my boys can use color wonder products and I don't have to worry about finding marks anywhere in the house or having stains on their clothes.

Nicole M August 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I love color wonder because my son can't color on my walls with these markers!!!

Nicole M August 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

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Nicole M August 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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Lori August 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

I like that the color wonder products keep all of my kids entertained, from the youngest to the oldest, and that is not an easy thing!
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Lori August 6, 2010 at 6:34 am

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