Review: Crayola Dry Erase

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on August 29, 2011

My kids are crafty kids-especially Princess.  She LOVES to draw.  So when Walmart offered me the chance to review the Crayola Dry Erase products I thought it would be fun!

Thanks to Linsey at Lille Punkin Reviews for sharing her photo!

I’ve had a few different opportunities to try these out with the kids. The first was a 4 hour car trip down to Long Island to visit my mom. Instead of strewing the back seat with paper, crayons, clipboards and markers I gave each kid a Crayola Dry Erase board and the special crayons/markers that went with them.

The kiddos getting ready to draw in the car.

Princess said “I have to say-this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen-because you can use both crayons and markers and you don’t make a mess all over the car.” (that girl is a born saleswoman I tell ya)

I decided that the car was indeed a good place to keep these-so after the trip I stuck one in the seat back pocket on each side.  That really came in handy a few weeks later when we took the kids out to the local diner for breakfast.  Since they were already in the car, when we got to the diner we just grabbed them and took them inside.

Buddy using the crayons on the "3D" Dry Erase Board.

They really kept the kids relatively quietly occupied while we waited for our food to arrive-and without any kind of mess.

Princess-not only does she have style, but the girl can draw!

I think my favorite product is the “Activity Center” (which you see Princess using above).  There are different sheets you can slide in behind the clear plastic cover. You can leave it blank as a drawing canvas.

The activity sheets.

You can use it to have a smaller child practice their letters, numbers, spelling or writing.

Activity center loaded up with a word search I printed off the internet.

As an added bonus the sheets are pretty close to a standard 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper-which means that you can print out and slip in anything!

Although I’m not a homeschooler, I can see how this could be a very useful tool for them!  It’s sturdy and solid-so you don’t have to worry about them ripping the sheets or having a desk/clipboard to balance their work on.

Now that is handy!

As an additional benefit-the pens and little eraser lock into the board-so you can keep all the items together and contained.

If you are interested in the Crayola Dry Erase products, you can of course find them at Walmart.  The Dry Erase Activity Center runs about $15 and the Crayola Dry Erase 3D Activity Set is about $10.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.
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alisa leahy August 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

I am not a homeschooler, but I am a paraprofessional in a preschool. We use the markers and Dry-Erase Crayons on whiteboards to work on handwriting. The crayons are the right size for small hands and they get the correct grip easily. We will also make laminated sheets that have handwriting activities on them and the children can practice motor skills while having fun drawing.
LOVE THEM!!

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Evelyn August 30, 2011 at 12:52 am

Do they smell? I usually do not like dry erase anything because the smell of the markers gives me a headache.

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Heather @ Not a DIY Life August 30, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thanks so much for sharing this review! I’ve been wanting to get one of these for my Ladybug but I was on the fence. I especially like the idea of taking it into a restaurant to keep her busy while we wait. Thanks :-)

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Kelly W August 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

Thank you for the review. Much appreciated!!

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Jennifer September 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Just a quick warning- my youngest (5 yo) uses the dry erase crayons and crayola board for her school work. I love it and as Alisa mentioned they are perfect for little hands. However, last week she decided to do school on the couch. I found that as she flipped the board to write on the reverse side (as she does daily at our school table) it rubbed off onto the upholstery. Even though she wiped the board, the crayon residue remained and transferred. Luckily our sofa is a durable fabric and cleaning the large reddish brown spot left behind wasn’t too bad, but just wanted to spread the word that cleaning with the provided mitt doesn’t always get the board clean enough to prevent stains on fabric.

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Verina December 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Yes! I forgot siewdalk chalk. We do that a lot. And I love painting with pudding. I use that in the summer so our clothes don’t get stained as I add food coloring. :) How do you use the condensed milk? Same way? Or does it need any other additives? I’m intrigued!And we LOVE our art easel that Grandma got us. Definitely a great toddler item. Unfortunately…baby girl is a little small for that right now.

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