No matter how many new toy companies pop up over the years, there will always be the select few that have seen me through my own childhood. I have so much fun sharing their products with Lily Bean. I also enjoy seeing the updated versions of the classic toys that kept me entertained for hours as a kid.
Crayola is one of those companies.
The yellow box with the dark green accents. The rainbow smiley do-dad. The smell of a brand, spankin’ new box of crayons – that’s right up there with the smell of a freshly opened can of coffee or jar of peanut butter in my book!
So when I had the opportunity to check out some new HIGH-TECH toys new to the Crayola lineup this year, it was a no-brainer. I first laid eyes on these products at a toy show that I attended in NYC in September. I was impressed by what I saw and could not wait to get my hands on them.
First up – the Crayola Story Studio line (features 3 different themes to choose from: Spiderman, Disney Princesses or Cars 2)
Probably one of the very first lessons that I learned as I completed my teaching degree was that you have to make a lesson personal to a child for him or her to really remember it. Oh how true! Crayola Story Studios allow children to upload a picture of themselves to their very own story.
Kits are $9.99 each and the included accessories vary by kit:
Disney Princess Kit includes Pip-Squeaks markers and glitter glue, blank sheets and binding strips. Create 3 complete story books and print unlimited coloring pages.
Cars 2 Kit includes 10 Pip-Squeak Skinnies markers, 3 Pip Squeak broad line markers, 2 Pip-Squeak glitter glue tubes, 30 story sheets, 6 glossy cover sheets and 3 comic binding strips to make three complete story books.
Spiderman Kit includes paper, glossy cover sheets for printing comic book-style covers, binding strips and 15 Twistables colored pencils to create three complete books.
Completed stories can be saved and then printed or shared online!
Next – the Crayola Color Studio HD App with the Crayola iMarker (by Griffin Technology)
Remember the very first time you played with the basic Paint program on your new computer? This product from Crayola takes that experience and throws it into the next century. Download the app for free with the purchase of the iMarker. The app turns your iPad into an interactive version of the 64 color Crayola box of crayons. Choose your digital colors and use the marker to color while movement and sound delight the user.
Includes the options for customized coloring pages, free draw and more. Kids can save their creations for printing or online sharing.
Requires AA batteries, included.
Purchase the Crayola Color Studio HD with iMarker for $29.99.
Crayola and MyBlogSpark are going to give one lucky Mama Cheaps reader their very own Crayola High-Tech Prize Pack (pictured above!)
Prize pack includes:
- (1) Crayola Story Studio Comic Maker:
- (1) Crayola Story Studio Fairy Tale Maker: Disney Princesses
- (1) Crayola Story Studio Adventure Maker: Disney/Pixar Cars
- (1) Crayola iMarker to use with the ColorStudio HD app for iPad
- (1) Free download of the ColorStudio HD app
Entering to win a is simple:
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This giveaway is open to anyone from the United States who is 18 years or older. It will run from today, 11/30/11, until Wednesday, 12/7/11 at 8 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via the “And the Winner Is” WordPress Plugin.
Crayola through MyBlogSpark is providing the prize for this giveaway. They provided us with an identical product pack in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% our own.