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Crayola Window Crayons

Kidoodle: The Cheap, Easy Way to Create Window Art

Moms are always looking for fun, entertaining ideas to keep their tots busy throughout the day's waning hours. We were recently sent a pack of Crayola's new Window Crayons ($6) and decided to test them out with a hard-to-impress preschooler during that harried hour before dinner.

The pack comes with five basic, bold colors that easily glide onto a window or mirror surface. The variety of shades and ease with which they could be manipulated, made them an instant hit. Once our tester saw how his drawings "glowed" when the sun hit them, he went to work scribbling, writing and finally narrating a whole story while he drew. When he was through, the entire window was covered and the colors had not smudged a bit. We stepped back and admired his work before it was time for the tot to clean up!


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To see the biggest drawback of the crayons,

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Though the packaging claims that the crayons are washable, it took ten paper towels, and a lot of glass cleaner, to make our windows sparkle again. However, when I looked at the clock and saw that it occupied over an hour of the youngster's time, cost a few bucks and had a lot of uses left in its twistable tube, I figured they were worth the elbow grease!

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Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
luckyme - we have tried them and they come off of skin and clothes pretty easily. One hand-washing and they were off my son's hands in no time!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I REALLY like the idea of these, it sounds so fun, but it has the huge liability to blow up in your face. Id hate to end up with kids with a less then stellar understanding of what they can/cannot draw on.. While I love the idea, this and the ones for the tub, I probably wont buy them when Kairi is older, so i can avoid that. By the time they have an absolute clear understanding, theyre slightly too old to find the novelty in coloring in windows. Plus, kids just do silly things sometimes.. I was an intelligient and very obedient kid, and when my dad handed me a paint brush and some paint (real paint, wall paint) and some boards, i still painted (and led my 3 younger sisters in doing it as well) the entire driveway with tan and white unremovable paint.. he was less then pleased.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
How about clothes and skin? Did it come off of those pretty easy? That's the trouble I have with dry erase markers. Those suckers are hard to get off!
Moms Moms 7 years
I know a mom who lets her kids doodle on airplane and train windows with these when they travel. I don't know how well it goes over with attendants, but probably keeps the kids occupied. Just make sure to bring cleaner!
MaggieLei MaggieLei 7 years
Do they color on other things? Would they be better than the dry-erase markers we use?
kty kty 7 years
wow sounds amazing,i'll have to buy those for my toddler.thanks
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