Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Crayola Fun For Rainy & Snowy Days [CLOSED]

If you are seeking out the perfect gift for the child who has everything, here are some great gift ideas from Crayola that range from $5 to $30 . . .

The first gift idea is a box of classic Crayola crayons. These are not just any crayons. When you see Crayola crayon packages specially marked with the Crayola Story Studio Bonus, you will find a code inside the box which gives you 6 months of full access to the Crayola Story Studio.

On Story Studio, you can turn your child's photo into a 2-dimensional coloring page character. After the software generates the character, you can adjust the features to make your character just right. Here are the ones I made of my 3 children . . .

After the characters are made, you can put them into stories with different themes. Below is a 6-page story I printed out of my oldest with a racing theme. He was able to customize some of the elements in his story and the story reads with his name as the main character.

You can find specially marked boxes of Crayola crayons for as low as $5. To me, the hours upon hours of enjoyment my 3 children will experience from having full access to the Crayola Story Studio is worth ten times that.

Here are more unique gift ideas from Crayola . . .

The Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots ($19.99) give children a new way to use modeling compound. Although Crayola Model Magic is safe for children 3 years old and up, this particular set is recommended for ages 5 years and older because of the skills required to create a Presto Dots sculpture.


The Crayola Wonder Sound Studio ($29.99) adds a new element of fun to drawing with the mess-free Crayola Wonder markers. With this board, your child can add sound effects to various areas of their artwork, so that you will hear that sound when the area is pushed or even colored upon. This product is recommended for children 3 years and older.


The Crayola Explosion Spin Magic ($19.99) uses a special activator to make your child's artwork glow in the dark. Then there are two ways to create a cool spinning display . . . like a mobile or a lantern. This product is recommended for ages 6 years and up.

To learn more about these and other unique Crayola products, visit or Crayola on Facebook, where for a limited time you can gain access to exclusive product coupons.

Thank you to Crayola for providing complimentary product samples through MyBlogSpark for us to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Crayola Prize Pack (ARV $74) containing the following . . .
  • Glow Explosion Spin Magic
  • Mess Free Color Wonder Sound Studio
  • Model Magic Presto Dots
  • 64ct Crayola Crayons w/Bonus Studio Story Access Code


This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of Crayola products offered by the Crayola Store. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one product your child would love (aside from the 4 featured in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.
2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.
3) For 10 extra entries, register yourself on Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.
4)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.
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6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.
7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.
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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!