Thursday, December 13, 2012

Crayola Holiday Gifts Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Oh, you are going to love the gift package that Crayola has put together! I was so super excited about these 2 products and had wanted them to go in my event that started last night called Hoppin For the Holidays, but as usual plans don't always go off according to the schedule! I have been sick for over a month now and haven't said much, just kept hoping I would get better and I never did.
I have had at least one if not two doctor appointments every week now for over a month. They have all been taking tests and trying to figure out why I have had a relapse on just about everything! All I know is that this past week I have been in extreme pain and I know you guys have noticed I haven't posted as much or done as many reviews. I apologize and it was not my intention to get so far behind on all of my projects but I am going to do the ones that I had promised first and have waited the longest and the rest will come as I can get to them. 
I wanted Crayola to get to you before the holidays so in some ways it was better it didn't get done because Hoppin For The Holidays doesn't end until the 29th, so maybe this worked out for the best anyway. Like I said, you and your family are gonna love these products. They are listed below:
Crayola Digital Light Designer (which is the one at the top)
· With Crayola’s Digital Light Designer, kids can draw with lights to create, animate and play
· The Digital Light Designer uses LED technology as the medium to bring kids’ colorful ideas to life on a 360-degree domed drawing surface
· There are three different modes of play, including Draw, Animate, and Play
o Draw - Using the digital light stylus, kids can select colors and line width to begin free-drawing anywhere on the domed surface, switching between eight different colors
o Animate – Kids can activate their creations with amazing special effects, making them spin, change colors, melt, or even mix up the drawings
o Play – With 8 different interactive games and activity apps, kids can spend hours creating or just doodling with Rainbow Draw, magically duplicate their creations with Mirror Draw, create funny animated faces, play interactive mazes, and more
· The Digital Light Designer includes the 360-degree domed drawing surface, digital light stylus, and easy-to-follow instructions
Crayola Marker Airbrush
· With the Crayola Marker Airbrush, kids can create amazing airbrush effects on paper, fabrics, and windows
· The Marker Airbrush is kid-powered and works with a simple hand pump, and can be used with any of Crayola’s Classic Washable Broadline Markers, Washable Broadline Window Markers, or new Bright Fabric Broadline Markers
· Simply attach a Crayola Broadline Marker, pump it up, and spray – no batteries required!
· Kids can use the Marker Airbrush to create free-hand airbrushed drawings or use the stencil sheets to create professional –looking masterpieces
· The Marker Airbrush includes the Airbrush Sprayer, 8 washable markers, 4 bright fabric markers, 20 sheets of paper, and 4 stencil sheets
I knew if I tried to get all that info into my own words so you would know what all it did, I would leave something out or mess it up so I just used their description so that you get the full idea of why these are so darn awesome!
We wrapped presents back on Thanksgiving weekend and my granddaughter and her boyfriend were here and he kept going on and on about how he would love to have either one or both and I thought, really?  He is in his 20's and for him to be excited about both of these items, I finally relaxed and thought that a 6 year old who will be 7 in a few months, will really get a kick out of them!
So, I breathed a little easier and even though my plan to get pictures of my grandson playing with the products did not happen (they had to cancel & live in a different state). So, that was why I kept putting this one off, hoping to have those, but when they cancelled, I knew my plan had just taken a nosedive. If I waited until after Christmas for them to send me the pictures, it would be way too late for a review/giveaway, so I am giving you the adults opinions instead.

I really had to watch some of the jokers who were here that day because they were all eyeing those toys ALOT and I finally packed them up and put in my bedroom and locked the doors. I think I got a good range of opinions and from that, I can tell you that these 2 products are gonna be stars come Christmas morning!
You can find both of these products along with alot more like it on Crayola's Holiday Gift Guide. You really need to go and check out all the cool products for the kids and even a few adult kid's you haven't quite matured yet! And you will come across some reviews that were written by adults who loved the products just as much, so this could be for your husband or wife if no kids are in your home, yet because it sounds like they had alot of fun playing with these also!
I was very surprised at all the different items to choose from in Crayola's Holiday Gift Guide and am confident that you will find something there for everyone on your list. Or maybe one for yourself? I like that they have the products divided up by age groups so all you gotta do is click on what age group you are looking for and boom, you are there!
After Christmas when James has been able to play with his products and I get some pictures, I will come back here and add them to the post so that you can see what all he made from these 2 awesome kits!
I found this info in the About Us section and love to pass on what I find:
Whether it's providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children who we believe will grow to be inspired, original adults.  
Our company has inspired artistic creativity in children for more than 100 years - since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903. The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885.  
Early products included red oxide pigment used as barn paint and carbon black used in car tires. After noticing a need for safe, high quality, affordable wax crayons, in 1903, Crayola produced the first box of eight crayons and sold them for 5 cents.  
Since then, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creative toys that give kids the power to express all that inspires them as they explore, discover, play, pretend, and dream.  
In 1984, Crayola became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards and has since played a significant role in Hallmark’s personal development strategies.  
The company carried the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when we changed our name to Crayola to reflect our No. 1 brand. 
Connect with Crayola several ways:

Mailing Address:
Crayola LLC
1100 Church Lane
Easton, PA 18044-0431
Phone:   1-800-272-9652

The super awesome folks at Crayola want to offer the same two products that I just reviewed to one winner! Yeah! Open to the lower 48 states in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

“The Crayola product to try, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by  Crayola.”

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Catie said...

Definitely the Digital Light Designer!

Randi said...

My son has actually requested the light designer:)

Mami2jcn said...

My son would be excited about the airbrush.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

leanne_mac said...

Crayola Marker Airbrush,

leannemacg at

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) said...

My daughter really wants the Digital Light Designer.

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com)

debijackson said...

the digital light designer debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Chrissy said...

The light designer (candy storm):

Leah CB said...

My girls would love the Crayola Digital Light Designer.
Leah Carty-Blanton

Chelsea said...

My kids would love the Color Wonder Light-Up Paint Palette

Chelsea said...

This would be for my daughters

AndreaH said...

I think the Marker Airbrush would be a hit for sure.

davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

Paula L. said...

My grandson would like the light designer but I would love to try the airbrush.

jandplee at att dot net

Kayla Rice said...
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Da Freebies said...

digital light

deb c said...

My granddaughter would like the Digital Light Designer better.

Barker's Momma said...

My son would love the digital light designer.

ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

Devona Fryer said...

The Digital Light Designer

Megan Parsons said...

My kids would love the digital light designer most! This is an awesome product!!!
makeighleekyleigh at

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

My daughter would like the digital light designer. I've seen the commercials and I want to play with one! lol From their site, she would also enjoy the Giant Floor Pad.
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

mediaworm said...

This might start out as a gift for my kids but I have a feeling that my friends, my brother and my kids aunts and I are going to be playing with the air brush feature and having fun with it seeing as we all took quite a bit of art and i was accepted at a top art school so it would be fun. Thank you for the giveaway.

Gala said...

My kids would love the Digital Light Designer

Kerbear00 said...

My niece would love the Digital Light Designer!

kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

meegan whitford said...

the digital light designer

MomLovesDeals said...

My son would love the digital light designer.

Texas Book Lover said...

My youngest daughter would love the digital light designer while my oldest daughter would go nuts over the airbrush!

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Sarah Walker said...

My son would prefer the light designer.

Sarah W.

noreen said...

The airbrush

Darlene said...

I would like the Digital Light designer

Cserafini said...

my son would like the light designer.

rebecca williams said...

My daughter would like the airbrush
rebecca williams
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

Krista Grandstaff said...

My daughter would LOVE the light designer! :) Thanks so much for giving us all this opportunity!

Kristen said...

The Light Designer looks fun!!

Michelle said...

My kids would love the Crayola Marker Airbrush! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

My kids would love the Digital Light Designer!


Lana Bradstream said...

My daughter would like the Digital Light Designer


judy gardner said...

the light designer!

kim burnett said...

My son would be excited about the airbrush

Becca Wilson said...

I think my son would like the airbrush set the best

maria A said...

she likes the glow dome.

maria alvarado

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Crayola Marker Airbrush
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Boise Wiebers said...

My kids aren't picky at all. They'd like both.
Trisha W.

~Kelly said...

The digital light designer.