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Crayola Colour Wonder Mini Toy Story
Member Name: taramorg23
Crayola Colour Wonder Mini Toy Story
Disadvantages: Can only be used on specialist paper
I was in a discount store and I came across Crayola colour wonder for just a £1. It looked like fun so I got my daughter two the Toy Story one and also a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse version. I thought these would be good for when we visit relatives as my daughter loves colouring but I was worried about giving her crayons in case she made a mess.
The book comes in a foil packet which has a picture of the character on the front. In this case it was Buzz and Woody. Once the packet is opened it can't be resealed which wasn't very good in my opinion as I would assume most parents would buy this for travelling. Inside the pack is a small book approximately a5 size which is spiral bound and contains 15 colouring pages. Also in the packet you get three colour wonder pens. The pens are identical to other Crayola felt pens and are thicker than usual pens to make them easier for a child to hold. The pens are white with different colour lids the top of the pen also has an indicator to show which colour it is. This is useful as when you open the pens the tips are clear. The lids are child safe and have air holes in them. The colours included are red, yellow and blue.
The pens are described as mess free and can only be used on the special colour magic paper. The book is full of pictures of various Toy Story characters. The pictures have a bold black outline to help your child colour inside the lines. The paper is slightly thicker than normal paper and has a strange consistency, it reminds me of sugar paper.
Inside the front of the book there are step by step pictures it shows the clear ink which only appears on the magic paper meaning tbag it won't colour on your walls, your child's skin or clothes. There is a warning that says if your child colours on a household service the ink should be invisible but they can't guarantee this so it is recommended you wipe the pen off household surfaces immediately and to avoid getting the pen on wallpaper, painted walls, wood, vinyl and leather. You are also advised to wash your childs hands after use.
The pad itself is great as it is spiral bound so can be opened and placed flat on a table or desk. My daughter is still quite young so we colour together. I had a go first and I expected the colour to appear straight away as I remember having something similar as a child. However I marked several spots on the page and I couldn't see where I had been. I had to wait at least a minute for any colour to appear on the page. My daughter meanwhile just coloured in various places on the page then got excited as the colour developed. While colouring I also noticed that you can colour over other colours.
I was glad this only cost a £1as my daughter filled the book in less than half an hour. I have seen this in Asda in a bigger version which cost around £4 I certainly wouldn't pay that amount for it. Now that we have used all of the pages the pens are obsolete. There is still plenty of ink left as the nibs are wet. They will probably end up getting thrown out now as I ahve no use for them. This did give my daughter some enjoyment perhaps an older child would enjoy it more. I would rate this 2 out of 5 as it isn't very exciting.
Summary: A bit boring!
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