I have always enjoyed using Crayola products and one thing I have learned is that quality counts. I have tried products from the dollar store only to find the crayons that don't color, the glue doesn't glue and the felts are either already dried out or almost there.
As part of Crayola Canada’s Mom Advisory Panel, I was recently sent these three products:
My only caution to parents would be to make sure you have paper or something down on the floor where you have the decals stuck because if your child is as enthusiastic as mine was for wiping away the crayon, you will end up with wax bits on your floor which then can get tracked around leaving marks. While I did end up with a bit of mess to clean up, it did clean up quickly and easily. I am informed by the care instructions on the packaging that
"The Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons are designed to wash from skin and most children's clothing. If you have difficulty removing the marks with a soft dry cloth, then use a soft cloth with mild soap and water. Do not use ammonia or other cleaning solutions, as they may cause the surface to become cloudy. Abrasive cleaners may scratch the surface. For best results: Remove crayon marks from walls as soon as possible with soap and water. Wash clothing in warm or hot water. Melted crayons may cause permanent heat-set stains. Check pockets for crayons before placing clothing in dryer. Stain Advisement: Keep away from wallpaper, painted walls, unfinished wood, carpeting and other materials that cannot be laundered. "
I was particularly excited about the Re-Stickems and while my kids would have dived into them immediately I wanted to save them for a bit until we had a really good idea for them. Fortunately, it didn't take long for inspiration to strike. My kids love playing restaurant and are always making menus for us to "order" from so I decided we should make a Menu we could actually read. The Stickems worked really well on the poster board I had and true to their word, they lifted up easily when we needed to straighten out the lettering. With a variety of sizes, numbers and symbols there are a lot of options for this prodcut. I even stole one number from the set to adorn a birthday card we made for the neighbour. Not just for kids crafts though, the quality and ease of use make this a great accessory to any project!