Product Type: Thomas & Friends Child Development
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Kids, crayons and bath time
Thomas the Tank Engine Bathtub Crayons
Member Name: darren55
Thomas the Tank Engine Bathtub Crayons
Advantages: keeps them entertained in the bath
Disadvantages: None really
kids and bath time, can be fun but can also be an absolute nightmare so anything which gets your kids in the bath when they don't want to is all good in my book. So we bought these colour pens for the kids when they are in the bath, the crayons are more like felt tip pens and come in a range of colours. The addition of Thomas the Tank engine only makes the product more appealing to two boys under the age of 3.
Use of the crayons
Firstly the thing you need more than anything else is a white bathroom, though other colours are still out there I'm sure but the white bath tub and white bath tiles are perfect for the pens. They work in exactly the same manner as felt tip pens on paper but have certain important differences, they don't get on the child's fingers more than a little colour on the tips if the child presses the pen into their hands and even then it washes off immediately. The pens come in bright colours which apply in thick bands, they also run across the bath easily and can of course be dunked in the water without losing their crayoning aspect. Importantly the crayoning can be washed off with a bit of elbow grease with a sponge or flannel and leave no trace even on the whitest of white tiles so the proud owners of the bathroom don't have to dispair about their perfect new expensive bathroom.
The pens come in the colours which apply to the tank engine on the crayon so Thomas is red, Gordon is green and that stretches my knowledge of the colours of the tank engines on Thomas the tank engine to it's limit but the kids seem to know which colour goes with which tank engine and that's good enough for me. when your just past two year old wants james, that means he wants the blue one? and only the blue one and don't go giving me the yellow or red one. Saying that he does have a three year old brother who now knows that taking what his brother wants off him will lead to arguments and spark a fight so hi will take the blue pen just because his brother wanted it.
I've got to say that the colours themselves are impressive, they are vivid and go on the bath tiles and sides of the bath rather well. so far we've had a rather impressive spaceship (mummy) and a car (daddy) which have stayed on the walls for several days and indeed for the spaceship is still there. This was fun at the time but was less so at 3 in the morning when my three year old wanted to go and see the spaceship. The crayons have lasted for about 3 months so far and have only just started to lose their fun with the kids and have started to become less used at bathtime but I suspect they will be re-used in the near future when one of them spots them again.
The crayons coast £7 and have so far given a few months of pleasure and that strikes me as a decent return for our money.
Summary: fun and engages the kids
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