Crazy Crayola Fun Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Crayola is offering more than 30 ways to give the gift of imagination for under $30 this holiday season with a lineup of gifts to inspire wonder,adventure and dreams in toddlers to tweens.

My two oldest children and I were able to check out some of the new, hot Crayola gifts for this holiday season.  We were very excited.  Crayola makes amazing products.  They have come a long way from the simple crayons of my youth.  I remember when they came out with the 120 box of crayons.  It was the THING that year.  My children are so lucky.  Here are they product we reviewed.

Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic

Never before has paper been a surface for creating glowing drawings! Glow Explosion Spin Magic is a revolutionary activity toy that lets kids create multi-colored glow-in-the-dark art with markers that light up like glow sticks on paper. The spinning base lets kids create magical mobiles and whirling lanterns for a never-before-seen “glow show” that will wow the entire family when the lights go out. Colorful, glowing shapes like planets or hot air balloons appear as if they are spinning in mid-air. The base unit doubles as a lantern with five different scenes that create cool shadow-effects as they rotate around the radiant, glowing designs created on Glow Explosion paper. $19.99, 6+


Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio

The Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio makes coloring a magical mess-free adventure for little eyes and ears! Kids can add fun, action-packed sound effects like dinosaur roars, motor cycle engines, giggles and even the voices of Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Disney Princesses to their coloring pages. Sounds play back when they color their pictures. Just choose a sound and add it anywhere on the coloring page to create one-of-a-kind coloring stories with surprising sound effects. Kids can also play back all the sounds they experienced while they were coloring. Sixty sounds can be matched to any image on any page for hours of colorful fun! $29.99, 3+


Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots

Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots received “Toy of the Year” honors from Good Housekeeping, Parenting and Parents magazines. The “magic” behind Presto Dots comes from Model Magic’s – a truly different modeling material that doesn’t crumble. It’s not clay, it’s not dough – it’s Crayola Model Magic. Kids can create 3-D, bumpy characters with the easy-to-use “Pop-Dot” tool that grabs just the right amount of Model Magic for building an original creature. A quick press and pop covers characters with presto dots. Pop away with different colored dots, or pop dots on top of dots to create original 3-D creatures that air-dry in 24 hours. $19.99, 5+

Crayola 64 Count Crayons with Story Studio

So why are Crayola crayons, a holiday classic and a perennial stocking stuffer on the list? This year, specially-marked Crayola crayon boxes (48, 64, 96, 120-ct. as well as the 150-ct. Crayon Tower) include a free code that provides 6-month unlimited access to the Story Studio custom coloring book maker. What a great value! Available at Crayola.com, Story Studio allows kids to transform themselves into a cartoon character from a digital photo or web cam image, customize their character with hats, sunglasses, costumes and other fun accessories and then select a theme to create a custom story book they can print and color. Story Studio was named “High Tech Toy of the Year” by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. $5-$15, 3+

We decided to try the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic first.  Let me stress to you to make sure to read the directions.  Of course this should be an obvious thing to do, but I only briefly looked as we started our adventure with the Glow Explosion.  With an excited three and six year old I should have made sure I knew what in the heck I was doing before we started.  Lesson learned.  That being said, the Glow Explosion definably appealed more to my six year old.  The whole experience is a bit much for a three year old.  Obviously that is why they recommend 6+.  I would definitely only purchase this set for at least a five year old.

First you pick one of two options.  Either the Glowing Mobile or the Glowing Scene.  We picked the Glowing Mobile that is shown on the front of the box.  After choosing which items you want to color,  the kids color them with the special markers that are provided.  After they are finished coloring the items the way they want,  they then use the activator marker to color over the other colors.  After the pictures have been activated they can be punched out and attached to the mobile portion.  This is of course the best part.  My six year old was soooo excited to see how the mobile part would look in the dark.  We quickly escaped to our dark closet and set our Glow Explosion into action.  Our creations zoomed around and around in glowing formation.  It was awesome.  Here is my eldest hard at work.

At my three year old’s insistence we decided to try Model Magic Presto Dots next.  This kit was a huge hit.  Ultimately it ended up being the best from the bunch with my boys.  It is a cross between modeling clay and Play-doh.  They loved it!  The kit comes with neat little tools to build crazy dot guys, but of course you can build anything you want.  The colors are bright and fun and when mixed together look like a rainbow swirl.  My kids can easily spend 30 to 60 minutes a session playing with this kit.  I highly recommend this Crayola kit if you have kids ages 2-8.  Here are my hunnies again!

Next on our review list was the Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio.  Both of my children enjoyed checking out the sounds with this kit.  The idea is simple.  First the child picks out a sheet to color and inserts it on top of the sound studio.  Then a child/adult picks the corresponding sound card and inserts it at the top of the sound studio.  At this point the child can color their picture to the sounds of their images.  My boys both picked out a dinosaur sheet.  Boys just love those dinosaurs!  As they colored their dinosaurs they could hear them roaring, volcanoes exploding, or trees crashing.  Their is also a part on the sound cart at the top that allows the child to press a button to hear each noise.  One of the best parts of this system is that the markers are Color Wonder markers.  That means they can go anywhere without the worry of staining something.  The Sound Studio would make a great activity for car rides.  Keep this one in mind if you have to travel on a long car trip this season.

Lastly we tried the regular good old crayons and Story Studio.  Crayola crayons are wonderful!  Love them!  Story Studio is just plain fun.  At Story Studio a child/adult can create a character based on themselves or a completely original idea.  That character will then become a star in a coloring storybook of their choice.  I uploaded both of my boys pictures and they then became cartoon characters in a Knight and Pirate adventure.  I printed out the coloring/storybook so the boys could read them and color them.  What a fun idea!  They loved being the star of their own adventure.  Visit Story Studio to try it for free for visiting The Mama Report.  Use code PRY4DBJJ.


In review Crayola has some amazing products for this holiday season.  You can’t go wrong this any of these options.  If you are planning on purchasing a Crayola product this season don’t forget about the Crayola Rebate where you can receive as much as $20 back!

This is the fun part for me!  One of The Mama Report’s readers will win the exact same bundle as my family!   You are going to love this!!   I hope you win!!  And I wish all of you could!!!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader (thanks to Crayola and My Blog Spark)  will receive a Magic Glow Explosion, Model Magic Presto Dots, Color Wonder Sound Studio, and a box of 64 crayons with a code for 6 months of Story Studio.

Mandatory Entry– please leave your answer in the comment section.

Which set would your child/grandchild like the best?

Additional entries-make sure to comment after completing each entry.

1. Like Crayola on Facebook

2. Follow Crayola on Twitter please use hash tags #Crayola and #myblogspark

3. Friend The Mama Report on Facebook

4. Follow The Mama Report on Twitter

5. Grab my button and post it to your site.  (Make sure to leave url where it can be found)

6. Tweet about this giveaway. (You can gain an extra entry once per day for tweeting)(make sure to use hash tags #Crayola and #myblogspark)

7. Follow The Mama Report on Google Friend Connect

One winner will be picked at random on December 20th, 2010.  This winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

I received these products via My Blog Spark and Crayola.  These companies are also hosting the giveaway.  The opinions on this post belong to The Mama:)

Comments

  1. While I’d love to (very carefully) open up that box of 64 crayons, I know that both of my sons would want the Model Magic. Hey, if I win, maybe that box of crayons and I will have a midnight appointment at the kitchen table with a stack of paper!

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  2. I like Crayola on Facebook. Why didn’t I like them before??? They’re the BEST!

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  3. I’m a GFC follower – alicia715

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  4. I like the mamma report on FB

  5. My kids would love glow explosion.

  6. follow MR on twitter

  7. Tweeted about giveaway @centsablelady

  8. My daughter is not old enough to enjoy these items, but I’d be giving it to my cousin’s daughter who would like the Model Magic.

  9. My son would love the color wonder sound studio

  10. Presto Dots

  11. Natalie A. says:

    I think the kid’s in my life would like the Glow Explosion. Thanks!

  12. Natalie A. says:

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  14. Natalie A. says:

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  15. Natalie A. says:
  16. I think my four year old would like the presto dots the best. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  17. My daughter loves to color so we could never have too many crayons. I also think she would love the color wonder sound studio! What a great giveaway!

  18. I like Crayola on FB

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  22. My son would like the Model Magic Presto Dots best!

  23. My daughter would love the Model Magic Presto Dots.

  24. Model Magic is my fave! Never heard of the dots, though.

  25. My son would LOVE the Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio. He is big into making sound effects lately. This sounds perfect!

  26. I like Crayola on facebook – Kimberly Fisher Johanson

  27. I follow Crayola on twitter @lilkim00033

  28. I follow you on google friend conncect (clippingsipping)

  29. I just submitted a facebook request – Kimberly Fisher Johanson

  30. I follow you on twitter @lilkim00033

  31. Nicole D. says:

    The playdoh dots one is really cool looking. I have three kids who love to make things and anything cool like that would be great.

  32. I’m pretty sure my older two would love the presto dots, thanks for the chance!

  33. My nephews would love the glow explosion and it something we could do together while I babysit them.

  34. I liked crayola on facebook

  35. my daughter would love the sound studio!

  36. I like crayola on FB!

  37. andrea jennings says:

    I think the presto dots would be the big hit with our 3 girls. They have been asking for them for Christmas!

  38. Danyel Dimon says:

    My three boys would love the color glow expolsion! Thanks crayola!

  39. My twin girls would love the model magic! What fun!

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  43. amazing the kids would love the sound one

  44. My littles would love the presto dots!

  45. Allison Geiger says:

    My kids would love the Magic Glow Explosion!

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  49. My nieces would love the Color Wonder Sound Studio!

  50. Allison Geiger says:

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  51. liked Crayola on facebook (Dani B.)

  52. following Crayola on twitter @solstar

  53. following on GFC (Dani’)

  54. added you on facebook (Dani B.)

  55. My daughter would love the Crayola color wonder sound studio!

  56. Lynn in MD says:

    My boys would love the Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio

  57. My kids would love the Glow Explosion.

  58. We would love the model magic!

  59. I follow via GFC

  60. My boys would love the sound studio! Follow Crayola and You!

  61. My children would love the glow explosion! They’d love it all, actually. I’m an email follower.

  62. Tiffany A says:

    My kids would love the Magic Glow Explosion

  63. Tiffany A says:

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  64. My sons have been asking for the Magic Glow Explosion. Thanks so much for the chance.

  65. MY kid would like the Glow Explosion.

  66. I followed on twitter

  67. I followed your blog

  68. I liked your facebook

  69. Carrie Smart says:

    My daughter would love the Crayola Sound studio

  70. Carrie Smart says:

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  72. Carrie Smart says:

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  73. Carrie Smart says:

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  74. My son and nephew would love the presto dots.

  75. My girls would love the Model Magic Presto Dots. They love playdoh, but we have to limit the use because it either gets in the carpet, in their hair or left out to dry, so I have been thinking about investing in this to see how well the girls like it.

  76. My cousin’s daughter would love the Magic Glow Explosion
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  77. Follow on twitter @throuthehaze
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  79. i think my son would love the glow explosion the best
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  80. i follow you gfc
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  81. Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots is definitely what they’d enjoy most. You know kids can’t get enough of that kind of stuff, how do you think silly puddy and play doh do so well? 😛

  82. My kiddos would love the Model Magic Presto dots!

  83. Liked Crayola on FB!

  84. Friended you on FB (Kristen L)

  85. Following you on Twitter (Piglet5432)

  86. New google follower

  87. Model Magic Pressed Dots! for my nephew!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
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  88. I follow in GFC!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
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  89. I think the kids would love the Magic Glow Explosion.

  90. My daughter would love the Crayola Glow Explosion…it is on her wish list!

  91. Like Crayola on FB…Michelle Martel

  92. Following Crayola on twitter…flyinggiggles

  93. Friended you on FB….Michelle Martel

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  95. probably the sound studio

  96. liked on fb

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  98. follow you on twitter

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  101. My kids would love the magic glow explosion!

  102. I think my children would love everything! 🙂 Probably the top picks would be the Presto Dots and the Color Sound Studio!

  103. I follow your blog on GFC!

  104. Model Magic is cool!

  105. I follow the Mama Report on Twitter.

  106. I am a GFC follower.

  107. I think the Glow Explosion thing is just so cool!! I would like to try it… and maybe let my kids have a chance? lol

  108. I like crayola on facebook.

  109. I follow the mama report on facebook.

  110. Following crayola on twitter.

  111. Following you at twitter.

  112. My boys would love the sound studio.

  113. I like Crayola on facebook.

  114. I follow via GFC.

  115. Melissa M. says:

    My son would LOVE the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic

  116. Melissa M. says:

    I Like Crayola on Facebook

  117. Melissa M. says:

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  118. Melissa M. says:

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  119. The Mess free color wonder. Although I have to admit, that I would love it too because it’s mess free.

  120. My son would love the glow explosion

  121. I follow you on twitter under childrensnook

  122. Model Magic. My daughter would LOVE this!
    We follow on FB, subscribe to email and added your button to our page!!!

  123. My daughter would love the Model Magic presto dots!

  124. I think my son would like the glow explosion

  125. oh dd would love the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic. (mavans@gmail.com)

  126. My kids would like the glow explosion.

    Christine
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  127. My kids would lvoe Model Magic Presto Dots. they hate when play dough mixes colors!

  128. My daughter would love the Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio.

  129. My girls would love glow explosion!

  130. I think my kids would like the glow explosion kit!

  131. Amanda Runquist says:

    My son would love the Glow Explosion.

  132. Amanda Runquist says:

    I like Crayola on Facebook.

  133. Amanda Runquist says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  134. I think my son would like the Sound Studio best.

  135. I like Crayola on Facebook under the name Mary Happymommy

  136. I think my kids would like the Model Magic Presto Dots best

    Thanks!
    KellyH

  137. The glow explosions looks like a lot of fun. I think my son would love this. I never knew they offered so many different sets!

    Melissa

  138. I think my son would like the Glow Explosion the best. jessicap067(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  139. I follow you on GFC…
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  140. Color Wonder Sound Studio

  141. My son would love the Glow Explosion Spin Magic! All of these sets would be well loved, though.

  142. Thanks for the fun giveaway! My son Brannon would like the Model Magic Presto Dots best!

  143. My son would probably like the presto dots the best.

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  144. The presto dots!

  145. my boys love to color but it will definitely be the glow station thx for the giveaway

  146. I like crayola on fb

  147. Jenni Cairns says:

    My daughter will spend hours coloring and playing with those magic presto dots, I would love to win it for her!!

  148. Jenni Cairns says:

    I like crayola on facebook!

  149. Autumn Lagasse says:

    I like Crayola On facebook!!

  150. Autumn Lagasse says:

    My Daughter would just love the Sound Studio :O)

  151. I actually purchased a couple of these items for Christmas but one thing I believe my girls would love would be the Model Magic Presto Dots. We play with Play-Doh a lot but I love how you can actually create models that look realistic. We would have a great time with this.

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  152. Katie Walker says:

    My daughter would love the Color Wonder Sound Studio.

  153. Katie Walker says:

    I like Crayola on facebook

  154. my daughter would love the glow explosion !

  155. following you via GFC

  156. My son would like the Model Magic Presto Dots the best!

  157. The Glow explosion

  158. Amanda Anderson says:

    The model magic has been asked for repeatedly!

  159. Definitely the spin magic for my little guy Thanks!!

  160. My 7 yr old would love the model magic.

  161. My kids would love glow explosion

  162. I think my 4 and 6 year old would want to open the Model Magic first.

  163. Martha Mitchem says:

    My three kids would love this!!
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  164. Martha Mitchem says:

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  165. Valerie Belley says:

    I think my siblings 4 and 8 years old would want to use the model magic first!!

  166. I think my daughter would like the presto dots best

  167. My son would loove the crayons and the model magic!

  168. Like Crayola on facebook!

  169. color explosion

  170. erika henke says:

    my boys would have great fun with the glow explosion spin magic set
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  171. my son would love the Model Magic Presto Dots best!

  172. Deb Anderson says:

    My nephew would love The Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio!

  173. Melissa Duncan says:

    I think my kids would like the glow explosion the best (and me too!!)
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  174. My grandaughter would love the Color Wonder Sound Studio.

  175. I followed The Momma Report on facebook
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  176. My girls would love the Glow Explosion sets!

  177. Veronica L. says:

    Both of my older boys have been begging for the glow explosion since they saw it at the store so I know they would love that one a lot. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  178. Veronica L. says:

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  179. Veronica L. says:

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  180. Veronica L. says:

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  181. My 3 yr old would love them all, but magic model clay looks fun.

  182. I am a GFC follower @ erinn sluka

  183. I am a fb follower @ erinn arena sluka

  184. I am a twitter follower @ /#1/3sonshavei

  185. This is a hard choice….I think my son would like the color wonder sound studio the best.

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  186. like crayola on facebook

  187. requested to be your friend on facebook

  188. follow crayola on twitter as @frankandkatie

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  190. follow with gfc

  191. I Like Crayola on Facebook

  192. I Follow Crayola on Twitter (@dealsfan32)

  193. I sent a friend The Mama Report on Facebook (claudia n)

  194. I skip a step sorry, first comment , My son would love the crayola glow explosion, Thank you!!

  195. I Follow The Mama Report on Twitter (@dealsfan32)

  196. Magic Glow Explosion would be something everybody in the house would want
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  197. I Follow you on Google Friend Connect (claudia n)

  198. Danny would love the Presto Dots…what a fun giveaway!!!

  199. Ashley Gatewood says:

    My 4 year old would probably like the Glow explosion the best
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  200. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I think my daughter would love the Magic Glow Explosion best

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  201. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  202. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  203. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  204. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  205. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  206. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  207. My daughter would LOVE the magic glow explosion!

  208. The Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio looks like a lot of fun.

  209. my kids would love the Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic.
    I have liked crayola, I have friend requested you on FB & I have connected to you through Yahoo.

  210. marcia munoz says:

    Please pick me! I wanna win something cool!`

  211. I think my niece and nephew out like the color sound one best. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  212. Leah Walker says:

    My nieces and nephews, who I am entering for, would most likely like the Model Magic the best.

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  213. Leah Walker says:

    Like Crayola on FB.

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  214. Leah Walker says:

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  215. Leah Walker says:

    Sent you a friend request on FB.

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  216. Leah Walker says:

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  218. Leah Walker says:

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  219. I think my son would like the color wonder sound the best! How fun!

  220. I think my friends child would love the model magic presto dots

  221. I like Crayola on facebook!

  222. Kari Jones says:

    color wonder sound studio

  223. I think my kids would like the Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio.

  224. Following on Google Friend Connect.

  225. my son would like the glow explosion the best.

  226. Model magic presto dots- my kids want to use playdough everyday
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  227. Grace Cutler says:

    My little girl would love the Glow Explosion Spin Magic

  228. My kids would love the Glow Explosion Spin Magic.

  229. The glow explosion — our 4 boys would love this.

    Lynn

  230. My child would love the Magic Glow Explosion.

  231. like Crayola on FaceBoook

  232. My kids would love the Sound Studio and Glow Explosion

  233. My boys would love the Model Magic Pesto Dots!
    Thanks