All of my children LOVE to color, to draw, and to create. We have run the gamut on art supplies at our home. The only brand that I will buy is Crayola. Crayola has been a trusted household name for so many years, and the company knows how to make crayons with bright colors, markers that last longer than one use, and other products that really outlast and outshine any other brand. Once, I bought some *other* brand markers and crayons once because they were on sale and was so disappointed in the quality. I trust Crayola with my younger children because if the product says it is non-toxic, I believe it, and, even more importantly, their washable markers and crayons REALLY ARE washable. I need to know that if someone leaves a marker on the floor and it makes a mess, I will be able to get that mess off of the floor.
That *someone* is MES. She loves to color and her colors of choice are markers; however, she has always had a hard time putting the lids back on the markers – not because she can’t physically put the lid back on the marker, but because she just doesn’t put the lid back on the marker.
Enter My First Crayola. My First Crayola is a line of products designed with toddlers in mind. My First Crayola crayons, markers, and stampers come as the cutest characters: birds, puppies, monkeys, lions, and bunny rabbits are just a few of the adorable critters that your toddler will want to create pictures with. The large toddler grip promotes more purposeful and controlled drawing and is actually designed to fit neatly in a toddler’s palm grip.
I love that the *lid* is actually the critter’s feet, so MES – or soon enough Clara – can easily place the marker, crayon, or stamper back in the base and stand her colors up on her desk. The stamper is self-inking, so I don’t have to worry about fingerprints being stamped on the walls and table while we are creating our artwork.
My First Crayola art supplies and creative activities are designed specifically for little hands. They’re just the right tools for toddlers and preschoolers to express, create and connect with color. Watch your child’s confidence and independence grow while learning through colorful play!
Start your child’s first coloring experience with these cute character crayons!
- Designed to fit neatly in a toddler’s palm grip
- Available in red & blue and yellow & green crayon packs
- Each crayon holder is an adorable animal figure that provides hours of imaginative play
- Includes 2 washable character crayons in bright colors
Stamp out some colorful fun with these adorable, washable stampers!
- Designed to fit neatly in a toddler’s palm grip
- Self-inking stampers—no messy ink pads or caps to lose
- Each stamper is a cute animal figure that provides hours of imaginative play
- Includes 2 washable character stampers in bright colors
Children will create and connect with bold Crayola colors while developing fine motor skills!
- Triangular shape guides little fingers to a proper writing grip
- Promotes more purposeful and controlled drawing
- Includes 8 washable triangular crayons in bold colors
Also, as a homeschooling mom, I love Crayola’s website, which has recently been redesigned. You can find all sorts of fun activities, coloring pages, and inspiration at Crayola.com. MES is having fun learning how to write her letters with their fun printable handwriting practice pages. Big Boy enjoys many of the puzzle pages, and Tween finds it fun creating flip books, comic books, and even movies and plays from the printables. Tween also likes to explore the crafts pages. She picks the color she is loving that day, and a set of crafts that are in that hue family are displayed. She chooses the craft that looks interesting and gets her craft on. I used Crayola.com quite a bit this year during our study of each of the states in our country. Each state is represented with its flag, state bird, state tree, and other useful information. I also use a printable for science. Many of my preschool lesson plans even come from Crayola.com. Each season, new lesson plans are updated to encourage little ones’ curiosity and creativity. There is something for everyone to let imaginations grow!
|Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3. She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed. She is thrilled to have welcomed a baby girl into the family on March 23, 2012.|
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