Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Finally crayons a little person can use!

Hidden behind these adorable little egg shaped animals lines your toddlers first works of art! At first I have to admit the little TaDoodles animals are so cute, Connor and I were both at a loss as to if we should play with them or draw with them. I set Connor up in his high chair with a set of the Tadoodles Crayon Buddies and he spent the first few minutes giggling and pushing them around watching them wobble back and forth on their little egg shaped rear ends. After a few test runs with the help of mommy he started to get the hang of turning the Tadoodles Crayon Buddies upside down to use them on the paper. We wont be coloring whole pages anytime soon, but we are starting to get the idea that crayons make lines on the paper! (and the table.. but don't worry they do wash right off)

Along with crayons the new toddler friend TaDoodles line from Crayola offers makers, easy stampers, crayons, and coloring books designed just for toddlers. We received a package of each to try out and wow are they cool. All of the TaDoodles are shaped the same regardless if they are markers or crayons they all are shaped in the form of egg shaped animals. The animals alone are tons of fun to play with and if you purchase the Tadoodles BUV you can not only store your TaDoodles in style but it gives you yet another way to play with them, as everyone knows TaDoodles need their own transportation!

The Tadoodles Crayon Buddies were our first attempt at toddler art, basically the Tadoodle body holds the triangle shaped crayons which you can buy separately in the Crayola Beginnings line. It discourages them from eating the crayons as most of the crayon is covered by the TaDoodles and makes it much easier for them to hold. I love the fact that they are refillable as well as adorable and Connor actually did a lot better with his first attempt than I suspected he would. He drew several lines all by himself and together we colored a small coloring page (by coloring I mean we scribbled all over it..). The only real small flaw I saw with the markers is when Connor gets super excited and shakes them sometimes the crayons will come out of the TaDoodlesbut I'm not sure you could do it otherwise and still make the TaDoodles refillable so thats a small inconvenience that I am more than happy to live with.

TaDoodles Easy Stampers are by far my favorite of the TaDoodles line we tested especially for younger toddlers. You can't exactly color with them but if you flip them over and push them on their heads they leave a little stamp in the same shape as themselves (the cow stamps a cow.. ect). Connor and I found these the easiest to use for a beginner and there is very little to any cleanup as its harder to color off the paper. You may not be able to draw a picture so much, but it defently introduces the toddler to the idea of (cause and effect) when you push this into the paper a little mark appears.

Last but not least the TaDoodles First Marks are the marker version of TaDoodles. With that said they do not function exactly how a marker would which at first confused me a bit. There are no tops on TaDoodles so for the marker to function you have to put a bit of pressure on the top of the TaDoodles to get them started. I found its easier if you get the marker started then hand them to the child. They work fabulously well and are even easier than the crayons for an especially young toddler to make their first drawings, however with that said they almost work too well. I highly recommend you use thicker paper with them (the type you would use for paintings or finger paints) as the markers work more like paints than actual markers and are a bit watery. Don't let that scare you they do clean up very well but it was a bit of a surprise to me and seeing as we were using notebook paper it did soak through the paper itself. If I had known in advance and used the right paper the whole experience would have been much more fun. The TaDoodles First Marks certainly make the prettiest of pictures of the line.

Crayola TaDoodles are available directly from their web site or you can use the store finder to find a store near you that sells them! While your over there take a look at the entire line of products designed for toddlers, Crayola Beginnings! We'd love to get our hands on Creativity Center ourselves!

Crayola sent us over a huge gift pack of TaDoodles to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Crayola's online store and tell us which product you are most excited about other than the TaDoodles I mentioned!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 17th at midnight!

147 Comments:

nor_lou said...

Crayola® Bug Fun - Flutterby Box seems like something my girls would love making and then using to keep their treasures in in

Meredith said...

I've always loved Crayola Crayons. I love the way they feel,the way they smell and I still use them to make cards.

Kari said...

the crayola goody machine! Looks fun! Thanks for the contest!!

Naomi said...

Wow, these look perfect for Jasper's upcoming first birthday!

I think Roo would like the Crayola outdoor products like the inflatable easel and the chalk rake. They have so much more stuff than just the box of 64 colors that I was so thrilled about as a kid...

Andrea said...

I'm most excited to try that crayola rake, and those 3D glasses for your art work outside. =) These Tadooles look cool. My kiddo's would like them.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I would love to try some of the Color Surge products. We have not tried those yet.

Would love to enter the giveaway!

Linda

Pamela said...

I think the Crayola® Piece O' Cake craft looks really cool.

Allison said...

The Crayola Travel Turtle looks so neat! Great for car trips when our son is a little older!

Teri said...

I am a huge fan of the giant Toy Box with Activities. Colorful and functional. Very Nice.

Maja said...

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crayola travel trutle

Ana said...

flutterby box

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Angel said...

color surge products
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louiseb130 said...

The Crayola Rake looks cute

Channah said...

The chalk rake looks so cute! I can picture my niece and nephew (and my son, when he's a tiny bit older) having so much fun with that!

sillelin said...

Crayola Travel Turtle seems like a great product for trips.

mindierdh said...

I know my kids want to get the 3D crayola stuff. they love that commercial already.

gkstratos said...

Subscriber. Thanks!

gkstratos said...

Would love to try the Crayola Rainbow Rake. The 3D products look pretty cool, too.
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jenny said...

wow how cute i love to well try and win this for my little one thanks

Jenise Reider said...

My kids love drawing on our driveway: The Mermaid Stencil kit

misty said...

I'd love to try the travel turtle. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am a subscriber.

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barbarabaker said...

My girls and I also love the rainbow rake outdoor fun stuff...this is an adorable prize that I have not yet been able to get my girls who have been asking for it everytime a commercial comes on for them. I'd love to win and make my girls happy!!!!

123connie said...

My son would love to use this!!! It looks like it would be good for little hands!!!

judybrittle said...

i really like the giant blow up easel. everyone could show off their artistic abilities at the same time.

TheAngelForever said...

I love the Beginnings Washable Triangular Crayons 16ct - they look wonderful for helping with proper tripod grasp for OT.

TheAngelForever said...

Extra Credit: I subscribe to your RSS feed :)

peg42 said...

These Tadoodles are such a great idea. I also love the Crayola® Color Surge Deluxe Kit. Crayola has the best art items for kids. Thanks so much and please enter me.

lace said...

The crayola sidewalk chalk sprayer looks very interesting. My niece just got it for her birthday and hasn't tried it yet. I was very concerned that I would be sprayed with chalk but the directions say it will only spray when pointed at the sidewalk, so we will see soon it that is the case.

agordon10 said...

I like the Crayola® Doodle Flower Treasure Box

Jen said...

The Color Wonder products are still my favorite. :)

Deanne02 said...

I think my son would love the Sidewalk Paint Sprayer. Sounds fun and messy, right up his alley!

Heather said...

I love the Tadoodles!!! But besides those I am also excited about the triangular markers!

I am also a subscriber!! Thanks!

Mary512 said...

My daughter has the tadoodles crayon buddies, the buv, the first marks, and the creativity central. She loves them, but we would love to try the all in one paint buddies. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

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Jo said...

Crayola rainbow rake is cute.
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Jo said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Shelly said...

I would like to try the Model Magic

Jenna said...

Crayola of course is a product that is well known for all. There are so many products and I'd have to say I like the Water Splash as well as teh Color Wonder products. The TaDoodles are perfect for toddlers!


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Kara said...

I love the sidewalk chalk rake!

kpc17 said...

hands down is the markers that only color on the color wonder paper. they are so awesome i can leave them out for the kids to use when ever they want to and i dont have to worry about my walls getting a new paint job it also helps keep the cost of clothes down it doesn't mark on them either!!!

windycindy said...

Crayola has always had so many products that are creative and fun! I really like the outdoor Crayola items. The most favorite of mine is the "Inflatable Giant Easel!" Please enter me in your adorable giveaway contest. I appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
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Molly C. said...

My kids really want to try out the 3D chalk stuff. Gotta love the tv advertising. lol

Erica G said...

Piece O'cake

marge said...

This would be great to keep my active 4 year old busy, grat for him and great for me!!!!

emcdonald said...

Okay.I'm an art freak so I buy my kids tons of Crayola stuff! I love love love the crayon towers that they have and the marker ones. They are so easy to use and they make clean up a snap! I think their model magic is the BEST invention ever! It is so easy to use..and so light weight and dries so quickly! and I love their old fashioned modeling clay!!!!
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katy said...

I like the Crayola Story Creator. It looks like it would be fun and spark the imagination.

yyeres said...

the Crayola Piece O' Cake craft looks really nice, thanks for the contest

Bhav said...

The model Magic Fusion series sounds exciting! Even I would love to try it out and I am certain my daughter would have a blast with it!
Great contest...thanks!

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Gina said...

Just what we need for an upcoming vacation the Crayola® Color Wonder™ Marker & Travel Tote gets my vote!

Thanks

stampedwithgrace said...

my kid would LOVE the Crayola® Inflatable Giant Easel! it looks like so much fun :)

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the specialty crafts! What a cute idea for birthday parties, giving them a Crayola Pajama Puppy to decorate, draw on, etc, and let them take it home.

What a fun reminder.

janetfaye said...

Crayola Beginnings Creativity Central™ looks interesting and fun.

gunzie said...

I love the Crayola inflatable giant easle, what a fantastic idea, my kids would go nuts!
Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Toasters said...

Color Surge fine line markers

Anonymous said...

This would be great for the little one. I'm also excited about the Crayola Inflatable Giant Easel, which I'm sure the bigger kids would enjoy playing with.
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julie said...

the crayola inflatable easel for outside..perfect for summer
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Kristinia said...

We are big fans of Crayola, especially since my son Gabriel is really into drawing, coloring, marking, painting, you name it and he wants to create! We checked out Crayola and what catches our eye is: The creativity station is pretty neat, dont' have to worry about messy paint or markered hands, LOL but we also like the craft ideas and coloring sheets!

Kristinia said...

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Kristinia said...

Also we blogged about the contest here:

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/06/thursdays-tantallizing-finds.html

Thanks for the great reviews!

Kim said...

What a very cool idea. I love the:
4-count Crayola Beginnings™ Washable Triangular Paintbrushes

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Amy said...

We like to use Crayola model magic.

vboackle said...

i like the crayola goody machine.

- Marybeth I. said...

I like the crayola girlfitti line and the color wonder products. I have bought quite a few times from their website

sweetsue said...

Crayola makes the funnest products! I like the Color Wonder Soft Sticks & Deluxe Coloring Pad, it would keep my grandkids busy for hours.

Mya said...

Crayola Travel Turtle would be a hit!

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Mommy's Milk said...

Other than the Tadoodles, I am in love with the Color Wonder paint sets. They allow me to turn my head for a second without worying about my floors and walls.

Steph said...

The product I am most excited about it the Crayola Inflatable Giant Easel. How cool is that for outdoor fun!

jennem said...

We'd have a blast with the Crayola® Color Explosion Spinner®.

brandy said...

my kids don't do good with crayons, they eat them or break. them these would be perfect

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Wendy said...

The glitter paint and large paper look great!

Krista said...

The TaDoodles would be so perfect for my son! I also would like to try the sidewalk chalk. I have friends whose kids seem to play with it all the time and we have a great sidewalk!
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Anonymous said...

I like the wonder sprayer

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kygirl said...

Crayola® TaDoodles™ Water Splash (80-8305 sounds like what my little one would like to use.

dcsweeps said...

We use many of the crayola products. Just regular crayons (to color or make crafts from) to color wonders.

mogrill said...

I love the Sidewalk Chalk Rake! My daughter loves Sidewalk Chalk and this would add a new element of fun!

poppafarmer said...

crayola travel turtle

Katie said...

Crayola® Sidewalk Paint Sprayer looks like a lot of fun. Just hope it washes off the house since I am sure my son would give it a try. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

matternu said...

What I love is the scrapbook set with a camera,how neat. It allows kids to get involed in photo taking and setting them up in books. Great idea and lots of fun

VickeC said...

Crayola Beginnings Creativity Central™,thanks




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nknk said...

We love Crayola Washable Broad Line Markers-Classic!
Thanks :)

Jen Mc said...

You didn't mention the TaDoodles bath crayons in your post, but they look like a lot of fun! Incidentally, if anyone happens to pass through Easton Pa on their summer travels, they should check out the Crayola Factory.

noey718319 said...

love crayola products they are the best, I love the color wonder and those twistable crayons. Thanks

denyse said...

The crayola rainbow rake is adorable.

Tonya said...

The Crayola® Inflatable Giant Easel is so cool. I would be able to let the kids paint and not have to worry about scrubbing it out of the carpet.

Betty N said...

Crayola has so many wonderful products for kids. My grandson has some of the "Color Wonder" markers and paper and my daughter-in-law loves how mess free it is. The Tadoodles look like such fun!

kdkdkd said...

The Crayola Travel Turtle, very cute. Not crazy for the color wonder stuff, my older son has no patience for it. Can't wait to try the Tadoodles with my youngest, wish they had these out years ago!

Candie said...

I like the Tadoodles first mark. I think it is great that companies are starting to make products for the younger children

BrineS said...

I love the huge 64 box of crayons...are they bigger than that yet? These are great! I'd love this for my nephew!

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jsc123 said...

The Crayola Sudsy Scribblers look like so much fun. And would make bathtime a total blast.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

~Amanda~ said...

I am really excited about the Crayola Inflatable Giant Easel that looks really cool! Thanks

~Amanda~ said...

I also have your button in my side bar!

miriama said...

The sidewalk paint sprayer looks fun.

Alexia said...

I think that the Beginnings Creativity Central is really neat and I've wanted to try out the Color Wonder products for awhile!

(I added your button to my sidebar!)

s said...

rake

LINDALSHOT said...

I think that rake would be great for the ones who like to chalk up on the driveways. Looks like fun.

Uniquely Yours said...

I love their magic wonders anything that will keep my house from getting marked up. This is awesome! My daughter would love it her birthday is in three weeks and she'll be three.

kristilb19 said...

Wow I didn't know everyone liked that, haha... I'd choose the Crayola® Rainbow Rake! My son would love it!

Renee said...

I actually think the Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center looks like hours of fun, for a little older child.
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cstironkat said...

We love the Crayola Model Magic. Our family has used it to make everything from magnets to jewelry. Its great stuff.

jodene said...

The Color Surge is great.

bison61 said...

the sidewalk paint sprayer looks real fun

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paula h said...

The Crayola Travel Turtle looks cool.

calgirl said...

Crayola® Sidewalk Chalk Tools excite me

linda said...

i love the color wonder products

K. Cleaver said...

I'm liking the Crayola Rainbow Rake. I think my kids would enjoy that too.

Ardy22 said...

I really like the Crayola Travel Turtle. Perfect for the little ones.

Christine said...

We are huge fans of the Color Wonder stuff in my house. You just can't beat markers that don't write on walls! They also have fingerpaints that great. The Tadoodles stuff just looks so cute!

jnmacdonald said...

i like the inflatable giant easel.

blueviolet said...

I like the color surge markers! Crayola is the best. Consistent and high quality. I love it!
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Anonymous said...

Sidewalk Paint Sprayer

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weblynx said...

Crayola Travel Turtle

Jinxy & Me said...

The Doodle Flower Treasure Box looks like it would be a lot of fun!

Annemarie said...

Crayola Travel Turtle looks great.

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babysnaggy said...

I like the Crayola Twistable crayons and colored pencils, they never need sharpening, or break. My grandson and I color for hours with them.

Cuddle Cottage said...

The Crayola Model Magic Deluxe variety pack looks like a whole lot of fun!
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Ashley said...

My son would have a blast with the Bathtub Finger Paints!

cme8397 said...

The crayola sidewalk chalk sprayer and 3D products look very cool. We went to the Crayola Factory in Pennsylvania last year with the kids and they had a blast. They got to try out many of the products and make their own crayon box assortment.

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chrissycrue said...

My daughter would have fun with the Crayola Beginnings Washable Triangular Paintbrushes.

Darcy said...

The Sidewalk Chalk Rake is great! Many thanks.

Jean said...

Sudsy Scribblers look like fun! Thanks!

masonsgranny59 said...

1st of all crayola rock! the Crayola® Color Explosion Spinner® looks I win this prize my red headed sawyer and granny would have fun.ty 4 the nice cute contest!:)

ssmina said...

sidewalk stuff, thanks!

Brooke said...

I've been coveting the Sidewalk Paint Sprayer for some time now.

jaydonco1 said...

The Crayola Rainbow Rake!

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Roachal said...

The sidewalk sprayer looks like lots of fun.

skipthelaundry said...

I love the crayola mouse and keyboard, the kids would love these!

carissaad said...

The Crayola® Sidewalk Paint Sprayer looks like fun. I'm a subscriber. Thanks!

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G said...

The Crayola Travel Turtle :)

jms1021 said...

Anything Crayola is AWESOME!! We've never been disappointed with Crayola!! Thanks for the chance! :)

PowerSweepstaking said...

Sidewalk Paint Sprayer

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klp1965 said...

he travel turtle is cute :)

Anonymous said...

I like the travel turtle



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ldrnc2000 said...

I love the Creativity Central! So Cool!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is not seen too much but it is the inflatable crayola art easel. many thanks SW

kinchst said...

I really appreciate the washable line of both crayons & markers. It definately lets me be more @ ease not having to worry about staining anything. Thanks!!

penguin28 said...

I like the Crayola Inflatable Giant Easel. Looks like so much fun

dani said...

I love the travel turtle.

Sunshine Mama said...

I like the Crayola® Digital Camera with 1.3 Preview Screen - Green and I know my kids would use it a lot!
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Starshine3 said...

My kids would have a blast with the Crayola Rainbow Rake ^_^ But there aren't too many things from the Crayola site they wouldn't like. Thanks!

donna444444 said...

My kids would love the Giant Inflatable Easel.

llsdogmom said...

Crayola crayons are always the BEST!

lilyk said...

I love the 3 Drawer Organizer!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Gianni K said...

Awesome! This is how it is supposed to work, as in:
1. I google "crayons for babies"
2. Your blog pops up in the top spot
3. I read your review and get all excited about the cute crayons
4. I put these on the Target list!

THANKS!

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