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Saturday, December 3, 2011

If there’s one thing every mommy on the face of this planet knows, it’s that if you give your kiddos some crayons and paper—they’ll quietly create masterpieces for hours!  image

It’s amazing to me how far even simple crayons and paper have come in the time since my oldest was little; children used to be content with a box of Crayola’s and a coloring book, but today they seem to be a little more interested in the latest app for their iPad or iPhone—and it’s kind of sad! 

Thankfully my children are very fond of both and that’s why I was so eager to try the Crayola Story Studio and Crayola ColorStudio HD app and Crayola iMarker digital drawing tool for iPad!

I love providing my children with tools (be they good old fashion paper and crayons or a more high tech iPad app) to help inspire creativity and the Crayola Story Studio and Crayola ColorStudio HD app are the perfect tools to inspire that creativity!  If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday to inspire creativity in the littlest ones in your life then you should definitely check out these very cool new products from Crayola!

Crayola Color Studioimage

  • For the child who craves action and adventure, Crayola Story Studio: Spider-Man lets kids upload a photo and transform themselves into a superhero that stars with Spider-Man in personalized comic book they create and color. A free access code inside the kit unlocks the Story Studio application at Crayola.com/storystudio. Kids can choose a super power, story-line, and one of six villains to battle alongside Spider-Man in their own web-slinging adventure. When they finish their story, they can save it, share it or print and color it. The kit includes paper, glossy cover sheets for printing comic book-style covers, binding strips and 15 Twistables® colored pencils to create three complete books.
  • For the child who loves fairytales and wonderment, Story Studio: Disney Princesses lets kids star in a fairytale with a Disney Princess. Crayola Story Studio™: Disney Princess lets kids create fairytales starring them and a Disney Princess! Kids upload a photo to transform themselves into a character, then create a story with their character and a Disney Princess! Story Studio includes everything kids need to create personalized storybooks and unlimited coloring pages – just print, color and bind the pages. They can choose storylines from Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, and Princess and the Frog. With the free on-line access code that comes inside, Pip-Squeaks® markers and glitter glue, blank sheets and binding strips, kids create three complete story books!
  • For the child who likes creative adventures, the Story Studio Adventure Maker: Cars 2 lets kids join the pages of a story with Lightning McQueen, Mator and the Cars 2 characters form Disney Pixar. The set 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.

And at only $9.99 each they make the perfect holiday gift for just about any child on your list!

Crayola ColorsStudio HD app

turn an iPad into an interactive coloring book using burnt sienna, carnation pink and a rainbow of Crayola colors from the Crayola digital 64 Box! The Crayola ColorStudio HD app and iMarker let kids’ imaginations run wild as they color moving, animated scenes that come alive with music, sound effects and hidden surprises. The app is free on iTunes App Store with the purchase of the iMarker for $29.99 at Toys R Us, Best Buy, the Apple Store and www.griffintechnology.com.

  • Kids can select from 64 colors in the digital Crayola 64 Box and then use the iMarker to create the look of Crayola crayons, markers, paints and colored pencils as the stylus interacts witimageh an iPad. The digital coloring pages respond with movement and sound as the pages come alive as kids color.
  • Animated images stop moving on the screen so kids can easily color them in without going outside of the lines, so objects look picture perfect when they start moving again. Tidy up your page with an eraser function or an “undo” arrow that removes larger areas of color.
  • In addition, kids can save their work in a gallery to be emailed, printed or uploaded to Facebook (mom’s account, and with her permission and help of course!), and also free draw, play interactive games and create their own customized coloring pages they can print and color off-line.

We received all of the Crayola products mentioned above to review (thanks to Crayola through MyBlogSpark) and my two littlest kiddos had a ball creating stories and coloring pictures where they starred as the main characters!  I have to admit—seeing how excited Lil’ Man and Lil’ Diva were to create a story they were the main character was a great feeling for this mommy!  You can check out more of the technology behind the Crayola ColorStudio HD app online at the Griffin Technology online store and make sure you check out Crayola’s Holiday Gift Guide for more great gift ideas from Crayola!

WIN IT! 

I have an awesome giveaway for all of my fabulous MIBR readers!  One of you is going to win a Crayola High-Teach Holidays Prize Pack that includes:

  • (1) Crayola Story Studio Comic Maker:
    Spider-Man
  • (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 crayola_prizepack

How awesome is that?!?  You can check out all of the details on how to enter below…Enter now using the Rafflecopter Entry Form!




“Disclosure: The Crayola High Tech Holiday prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.”

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