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I saw these bath crayons on special offer in the Early Learning Centre for only £2. It was the first I had seen of such a product and thought they looked like fun! I grabbed a pack and took it to the tills.
Bath crayons are crayons that you can use to draw on the bath, tiles or even yourself and they just wipe off when you're done.
When we got home my children couldn't wait to try them out.
I ran them a bath and they asked for them right away. We all had a little play and I have to admit they were fun!
They come in a good selection of colours, you get ten in a pack.
My first problem with them is the colours. Now my bathroom suite is white, like I assume is probably the most popular colour for bath suites?! I know not all but the majority, yes?! Well the white and yellow (which is very light) do not show up at all really, even on my (dark-ish) grey tiles so I am not convinced it is just because they are light colours, they just do not work as well as the other colours. All the others, however, show up and can be used really well.
We had great fun drawing pictures, writing names, etc which is great as they have the educational aspect. My daughter (4) spent a long time writing all over the tiles any words she could remember how to spell, so great for encouraging writing.
It was only when my two year old started copying and pretending he was writing words too when it suddenly dawned on me. I spend a lot of time telling him he uses his pens and crayons on his paper and nothing else (after an incident of him colouring in my new sofa throws...!).... I have then bought him crayons to draw all over my bathroom! How stupid was I?!
He might not think of the difference and who could blame him for getting himself an ordinary marker pen and drawing all over my bathroom?! What a stupid idea!!
When it came to cleaning up, they all wiped off really easily as they stated they should apart from the red one for some reason. It wiped off easily like the others but seemed to leave a red-ish pink-y mark where it was. Once the children were out of the bath and sorted out, I came back to the bath and sprayed some of my bathroom cleaner on it, gave it a bit of a scrub and it came out no problem, however that is not the point, the package states that they will simply wipe straight off with water but this was not the case for the red one atleast!
These crayons were fun and we all had a good time using them, but I am not sure they are the most sensible item I've ever bought!
My kids recieved these Early Learning Centre bath crayons from their aunty and uncle for Christmas and I am still a bit divided over whether I really like them or not. On first thought they are a really good idea, especially for my kids as they love drawing and its a bit of a joke in my family that my son always draws over his belly with felt pen so they thought crayons that you can draw with in the bath and over your brother or sister would be a fun thing.
They were very excited to try them and the first bath they had after the Christmas presents were opened had these crayons in them. The crayons came 10 in a pack and are each encased in a length of plastic. The crayon probably only takes up half the plastic casing and I guess the idea is to wind it down when you are not using it but to be honest I don't really see the point of the plastic casing, after all, they are just crayons and don't need to be protected once they have been used.
The Early Learning Centre describe these as, "10 colourful bath crayons for doodling in and on the bath. Easy to wash off crayons for children to draw on the bath, tiles, themselves, or their brother or sister."
The colours of the crayons are really nice, as there are 10 in a pack you get the usual colours, blue, green, red, yellow, black white etc although some defi itely work better than others. Obviously, if you have a white bath like me, the white crayon will be pretty useless but the black and red write really quite well. However, herein lies the problem, some of the colours almost write too well. The red crayon especially takes a lot of scrubbing off the edge of the bath once you have used it and this can be quite annoying, having to clean the bath every time the kids have used it. I usually make my kids scrub if off just before they get out of the bath which they find fun anyway which then is not too much of a hassle.
The crayons are ok to use for drawing on bodies but I find they work a little bit better on dry skin which is not that condusive to bath crayons but if my kids get in and don't wet the top of their body to begin with they can draw it on then and then splash around in the bath.
The set of crayons cost £6 from The Early Learning Centre and I would say they are ok and fun while they last.
At a Glance 10 colourful bath crayons for doodling in and on the bath Features and benefits for ELC Bath Crayons 10 colourful bath crayons for doodling in and on the bath. Easy to wash off crayons for children to draw on the bath, tiles, themselves, or their brother or sister.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. What's in the box: 10 x Bath crayons