We have had a lot of cold, rainy days here lately, which means we've been spending a lot of time inside. We've been inside so much lately, in fact, that we've been going a little stir crazy. I'm happy that it's Christmas time, and there are lots of fun activities we can get into as a family. B and I especially love making crafts and doing projects, so we've been trying to keep ourselves busy.
I always find it helpful to look around for hints and ideas when it comes to age appropriate activities for kids. When the weather is nasty, it's really easy to just turn the television on, pop in a movie, and say, 'Here ya go- have at it,' instead of enjoying time together and using that time to create special memories. Crayola knows a thing or two about creating memories, and wants to help families everywhere capture the magic of the holidays with some wonderful gift ideas and activities the whole family will love!
Check out some of these great crafts/activities...
First Day of Winter (December 21)
· Stick Up a Snowman Magnet
o Brrrr-ing some winter fun indoors!
o Kids can sculpt a cool snowman in the warmth of their home!
o Supplies needed: Crayola Model Magic, sticks, magnet tape
Mini Snowflake Window Hanger
o Kids can make an amazing snowflake--one that won’t melt!
o Just use Crayola glitter glue to create a glittery wooden window decoration.
o Supplies needed: Crayola glitter glue, markers, scissors, ribbon
Crayola's Christmas Coloring Pages
o Kids can choose from a large variety of Christmas coloring pages online, print them out, and then use their favorite Crayola tools to create colorful masterpieces!
If you're looking for great holiday gifts from Crayola, you've come to the right place! We were lucky enough to receive the Crayola DigiTools Paint Pack. This is a super amazing gift for ages 3+. The DigiTools Paint Pack works with iPad or Android Touch Tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy.
Create realistic painting effects, like color mixing & swirling. Make awesome spray art effects and add cool images. Lay down fun painted patterns, like footprints, grass & geometric shapes. Design on different background types, like blank canvas and line art. Includes digital paint brush, digital airbrush, digital paint roller, digital stamper, clip-on carrying case and painting app.
Retail Price: $39.99
We think this is a super neat gift idea. I love that it's perfect for little ones, who love to play on mom and dad's devices. The tools are safe, and won't scratch or damage the device screen. The digital paint brush and accessories are easy for little hands to grasp and swipe against the screen. The kiddos will be amazed at the realistic painting effects from the digital tools, which will appear on screen!
This is the perfect thing to take with you if you'll be traveling after Christmas this year. The DigiTools Paint Pack has a handy clip-on case that attaches to your device, making it ready for travel! Don't make another trip over the river and through the woods to grandma's house without this! Not only will it keep your child busy and enterain them, it will let their imagination take flight!
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over to Crayola to browse all of the wonderful, creative products available for gifting this holiday season! My hubby is building B a craf/activity desk for one of his Christmas presents, and we're definitely stocking up on Crayola products, so his new desk will be stocked with art supplies!
Want It? Win It!
One lucky MBP reader will win their very own Crayola DigiTools Paint Pack! Remember- this isn't supported by all devices, so please check to see that it will work with yours, first. Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.
Special thanks to our friends at Crayola for sharing these wonderful holiday craft/activity ideas with us and for offering this fun, creative giveaway for our readers!