Remember how Humnoy has been crafty lately? Well, I finally figured out to get a kid-branded, too-expensive kit that they sell in any store. I caved and bought the Crayola Color Wonder kit. You’ve heard of it- it’s the one where you can color with markers without the mess! “Awesome! Rad,” right?
Well, here’s the low-down on this thing:
The pros: It truly is mess-free.
The special markers only mark on the special paper that comes with it.
The cons: You can only use it only on special paper.
I bought the kit at Albertsons for $7.99 and it comes with four markers and 15 sheets of special paper. Doing the math, I estimate each sheet is worth $0.26/each given that half the worth is split between the special markers and special paper.
$7.99/2 = $3.99
$3.99/15 sheets = $0.26/each paper
At that rate, replacing packs of special paper to get use out of these made-for-Color-Wonder markers would be pretty costly. Thankfully, Humnoy is a simple child and has colored on one piece of special paper the last two days. At that rate, I won’t need to go search for replacement packs anytime soon.
The final verdict: It’s a great concept and is keeping our doodling toddler (and the occasional doodling Dada) happy for the moment. I enjoy there’s no mess to clean up and Humnoy can draw on himself all he wants. I may research for a bulk bundle pack of replacement papers since it is such an interesting product.
Do you think it’s worth it? What could be used as an alternative?