When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I was thrilled to see that it was raining because that meant Addie and I could finally test out her new clamp-on paper center and crayons!!! All I had to do was say the word "crayon" and she started screaming and jumping up and down :-)
The screaming continued while I clamped the roller on her table and I was pleasantly surprised by how simple it was to assemble and put into use. This isn't always the case with kid's toys and I was happy this one was so easy, especially since the screaming was loud...and in my ear. Ha!
I actually sat across the table from Addie and colored with her. It's funny how the things you loved to do as a kid are just as much fun when you are doing it with your own :-) OH...and do you see how the crayons are not rolling off the table?!! That is probably my favorite feature.
And here we are cleaning up after we finished our masterpiece. Don't get too excited...she wasn't really "cleaning up"...she just liked putting the crayons in their cute little case :-)
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by both products. As I said, the Guidecraft Clamp On Paper Center was super easy to assemble and clamp to the table. Although I did not take pictures, I did try it on our kitchen and dining room tables and it worked like a charm.
Also, I was very impressed by how sturdy it was. Even when I was unrolling the paper and cutting it to clean up, the paper center stayed in place. This was an especially nice feature because Addie gave it a few tugs herself and it didn't budge.
And speaking of not budging, the Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayons held up their end of the bargain as well! The first thing Addie did when I handed her the case was dump it upside down. With other crayons, this would have surely resulted in me on all fours trying to crawl under a kiddie table. But not this time! The crayons all stayed put, which is more than I can say for Addie's scribbles. We missed the paper on more than one occasion, but luckily all it took was a baby wipe and we were good as new! I heart washable crayons :-)
So...have I sold you on these items yet? If I haven't, maybe the price will seal the deal for you. As I said in my previous post, I found these fantastic items at AllChildrensFurniture.com. This site has everything from toys, to bedding, to kids chairs! You can find both of the items I reviewed under playtime/arts and crafts. When you get there, I am sure you will be as shocked as I am to find that this awesome paper center is only $9.99!!! And the crayons are only $3.50!!!
Even though these prices are unbeatable (literally...I checked), the wonderful folks at AllChildrensFurniture.com are letting me give away both FOR FREE to one lucky reader! That's right...one lucky reader will win:
The Guidecraft Clamp On Paper Center
and a case of...
Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayons!
Just in time for Christmas! It is super easy to enter. Just follow these instructions:
1. Leave a comment on this post sharing one indoor activity that you like to do with your kids (or nieces, nephews, grandchildren, godchildren, etc.) and you will be entered into the giveaway 1 time.
2. Become a follower and leave a second comment letting me know you joined my blog and you will be entered 1 additional time :-) (If you are already a follower, leave a second comment anyway so that I can count your chance to win)
3. Post about my giveaway on your blog and include this sentence within the post (or on your side bar) including the links.
A Daily Dose of Davis is hosting a fantastic toy giveaway sponsored by AllChildrensFurniture.com, who carries everything from kids chairs to toys! Hurry...giveaway ends September 29th!
If you post and add this information, you will be entered 1 additional time (just be sure to leave a third comment letting me know if you will be posting about the giveaway).
And that's it! 3 possible chances to win and you have a week to enter. Just remember that this giveaway ends September 29th at midnight. I will announce the winner on Wednesday the 30th. Good luck everyone!!!!
* Please note that this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Thank you!