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You Say Mess Free, I Say Magic

My daughter loves to create and I always want to encourage her artistic endeavors. What I don’t want to encourage is the scenes that look like they are straight out of a Dexter kill scene with red splattered on walls and furniture everywhere. Did I mention she really loves painting with red? Who wouldn’t it though right? It’s bright, stains everything, and is full of emotional expression. I have paint stained grout and walls that make me feel more like I live in an artist studio than a grown-up house.

When I found the “Mess-Free” line of Crayola products, I felt like I had just been let in on a big parenting secret. From the stamp set to the markers, I was excited to give my daughter the chance to create without the work of wiping and scrubbing out all the “outside the lines” marks she makes.

Here are some of our faves:
Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Art Desk

The stamps make for creative fun from making scenes to just getting some proprioceptive input by drawing on the solid board. My daughter spends lots of time creating with this magical set and there are no smocks required at this art desk.

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Light Up Stamper

What kid doesn’t love to stamp things? What parent doesn’t loathe scrubbing excessive stamps off their kids’ hands, face, arms, legs, and themselves? This is a match made in heaven for stamp loving kids and parents who aren’t so keen on going to work with smeared ink on their cheeks. The ink pads light up as you use them for added visual input and fun.

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Finger Paints & Paper

What? Finger paints that don’t require drop cloths and a hose to clean up after? Sign me up. Crayola has really outdone themselves with this magic mess-free line up of art products that will give your child lots of creative sensory play.

 

Crayola did not sponsor this post, but I wouldn’t say no if they offered them to me, because I am smitten with the entire Color Wonder Mess-Free line.

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  1. I haven’t seen the stamper set! We got the finger paint set for my nieces when they were younger. We figured my brother and sister in-law would appreciate it more since it’s not as messy and they aren’t as into arts and crafts as we are. 😉

    • Oh, housework grief – something I am all too familiar with! I’ve been known to threaten my daughter with the “vacuum sucks everything you own” up when I reach my peak intolerance!

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