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Crayola… FAIL!

October 28, 2009

I am a huge Crayola fan. My girls love to do projects.  We use the crayons, markers, paints, Color Wonder stuff, color bath fizzers, paper etc.  You name it we’ve got it.

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The other day I saw the Crayola Bath Markers and thought they looked cool.  My girls love “something special” in the bathtub.  We rotate between bubbles, water color changers, paint soap, crayon soap and any other kind of fun thing you can imagine.

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They were thrilled when I busted out these new markers yesterday and told them to have fun.  Color the tub, color the walls, color yourself.

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Well, it’s that last one that got me in trouble.  The packaging doesn’t say a whole lot about these pens and what to do with them.  I assumed they were like other Crayola products; no matter where you colored with them a little soap and water would take the colors right off.  And since we were in the bathtub, we had an abundance of soap and water available.

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After coloring all over my tub (of course I let them bathe in my tub last night), the Big One moved on to coloring herself.  All I can say is thank goodness that she didn’t color all over her face like she does with the other bath paint. Instead she colored all over her tummy.

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Guess what? It didn’t come off.  Trust me, almost immediately I tried to rinse it off.  I wasn’t sure about it and I guess as soon as she colored big red spirally circles on her tummy, (why is it always red? Why didn’t she use green or blue?)  I became worried about a rash or her skin breaking out, or the color not coming off.   And sure enough despite my efforts with the soap and water, the red circles remained right in the middle of her tummy.

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FAIL on Crayola’s part.

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I told them to color on the tub only, not their bodies.  And all was good.  Then I noticed the water started changing colors.  Great I thought, this will be fun to clean off.

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So  I got the girls out of the tub and as we watched the water drain out of the tub, we saw it.  In true, Dr. Seuss form there it was, a “ring in the tub! And, oh boy! What a thing! A big long, pink cat ring!” {From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back}

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The Big One, saw it and exclaimed, “Look Mommy! It’s just like in the Cat in the Hat book!”

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Yes, it was. Thankfully with a little shower cleaner and water, the pink ring came off my tub pretty easily.  But oh what to do about the Big One’s belly?

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I think these markers are going to have a short-lived life.  Next time I am buying the bath crayons.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Bridgit permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:03 am

    That sounds JUST LIKE me …to get my door open …many things must fall into place 🙂 And I have two girls …5 and 3 …and they tend to say LOUDLY …MOMMY …SOMEONE IS AT THE DOOR!!!!

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