When you have four kids who all love drawing and colouring it’s easy to go through big piles of paper every week, a costly and not so eco-friendly business. Of course we always make the kids use the other side of the paper but the simple truth is that you can only turn the sheet over once. If you have a few little artists at home too and encounter the same problem you are sure to love this clever product by Crayola:
The Crayola Doodle Magic Color Mat Pack ($29.99, ages 3+) consists of 7 items: 4 doodle markers, 1 colour eraser and 1 wipe cloth packed neatly together and stored in the Doodle Magic Color Mat. Forget about small A4 sheets, the generously sized Doodle Magic Color Mat (60 x 90 cm) offers a world of drawing space, there is plenty of room for siblings or friends to draw, colour and create together. Pop it on the table or the ground, hang it on a door or wall and let your imagination do the rest.
Using the four doodle markers little artists can create a drawing or play a game on the large white surface, once they’re done or there is no drawing space left it’s time for some Doodle Magic. It’s hard to believe but the magic ingredient is actually simple H2O, also known as ordinary tap water! The colours of the doodle markers can be removed with the included colour eraser which is filled with water, just rub off the colour, wipe clean with the cloth and you’ve got a clean surface again.
I love the portable design of the Doodle Magic Color Mat: just roll up, close the straps and go! Kids can take it from room to room, on holiday or when visiting Grandma and the entertainment is endless. Being a reusable product it is much more eco friendly than paper and as the colours can be removed by water (on most surfaces) you won’t need soap or harsh chemicals to clean any marks. Priced under $30 I think it’s a very affordable product too, keep it in mind for your next birthday or Christmas shopping.
To find out more about Crayola, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.crayola.com.au.