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Creating a Happy, Creative Place with Quality Art Supplies by OOLY
IT IS SPRING TIME! Well, at least officially. Here in Calgary we still have some time before we will actually see some consistent Spring-like weather, but the calendar says Spring is starting so that is good enough for me!
After a long (long long) winter, it will be nice to see the trees start to bud, and the flowers start to bloom. Soon we will see ladybugs and all our little bird friends will come back! It means playing outside without having to wear 8 layers of clothing. And it means rain. Puddle jumping is super fun BUT we need some fun activities to keep us busy when its raining too hard to play outside.
My boys LOVE to “craft” and create. Give them some paper and a pack of markers and they will gladly sit at the table and draw and create for hours on end. They love craft kids, but they really love just having the supplies to draw their own pictures and create their own projects free-style. OOLY is perfect for their style of creating. Not only are the supplies themselves amazing high quality BUT they are super fun!
Earlier this month OOLY sent my boys a care-package of art supplies to help stir their creative juices. It did not take long for the boys to settle in at the table and start their magic!
What really sets these products apart are the quality. The paper quality is amazing. I personally LOVE how the products come in their own durable plastic cases or boxes. The colours are all true to their packaging which makes it easy for the boys to pick what colour they want. The colour itself matches the label so there is no guess work or disappointment in finding out that the crayon is actually pink and not red.
The Mumbo Jumbo Markers are easy to hold, with a nice tip and the colours are really strong and vibrant. Best of all, they are 100% washable (which is a MUST).
Kristopher LOVES pastels, but anyone who has worked with pastels knows how messy they can be. OOLY makes them better by having them in a plastic twist up tube. Now Kristopher can colour with pastels without getting his hands covered in them.
We still have snow BUT once the snow is gone we are going to get a LOT of use out of the Chalkables. Not only are they easy to hold, but they are washable (yay!) and the colours are bright and fun.
Included in our care package are what I consider to be the PERFECT rainy day activities. Chalk-O-Rama, Rainy Days Gel Crayons, and 3D Colorables.
The Rainy Day Gel Crayons and Chalk-O-Rama are amazing. They are the perfect window and mirror crayons. My husband does not allow the boys to colour on the windows or mirrors, so they used them on paper to draw Easter Eggs, and Christmas Trees (one of their favourite things to draw all year long).
What I love is how easy the colours glide on the paper, and how bright and vibrant the colours are. The kids love that their hands do not get dirty, and that the colours twist up when they need more. No paper to peel off, and no greasy hands.
The 3D Colorables are so cool! These D.I.Y kits were the FIRST things my kids grabbed. They are paper BUT they are also inflatable, so they turn into a fun toy. Once the fun of colouring is over, the boys went right to work using their imaginations to be pirates attacking creepers (because in their world, pirates and Minecraft go hand in hand).
The 3D Colorables are incredibly easy to use! You COLOUR (Kristopher picked pencil crayons, Hayden used markers), you INFLATE (using the included straw), and you PLAY. The boys did need my help inflating their swords, but it was easy and only took a few seconds. They hold the air well, and I love how their art has turned into a toy that sparks their imagination and creativity.
As an added bonus, you can deflate the 3D Colorables by putting the straw back in and gently pushing out the air (so make sure you keep your straws)! Each colorable is double sided, with fun illustrations!
Thomas is still working on his 3D Colorable Dragon. He is a bit of a perfectionist, so he’s been slowly taking his time. He has finished the first side, and is working on the second side now before we can blow it up. He plans on displaying his dragon on his desk in his bedroom. Dragons are one of his favourite things!
My 9 year old immediately claimed the Paper Works paper and the Galaxy Writers gel pens. These pens are AMAZING. They write really smooth, the colours are bright and vibrant. Thomas LOVED how well the pens worked on paper, especially the black paper. The gel ink itself is almost like paint, and it is quick drying. The Paper Works paper is high quality and we love that each page is perforated so pages easily come out of the book with tearing.
OOLY also makes HOMEWORK fun. Well, as fun as homework can be! My son gets right to work on his grammar and spelling with his fun cartoon pencils and eraser. What I like most about the pencils is that they sharpen easily and don’t break like some of the other pencils we have used over the years. Plus, you can’t beat the fun comic strip design. The erasers works great, and are really fun, and because the boys love them I have a feeling these ones will not get lost so we will no longer be scrambling to find an eraser for homework time.
The Fun in the Sun 6 Click Pens remind me of my own childhood! These are SO much better than the pens I had growing up though! The pens click nicely without sticking, the ink works great, and my son loves using the different colours for his “writings” and lists at home.
If you would like to learn more about OOLY and their amazing art supplies, visit them online or connect with them on social media!
OOLY can be purchased online at http://www.ooly.com/
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OMG IT’S A GIVEAWAY HOP!
OOLY has partnered with A Mom’s Perspective to give one of our readers the chance to win an AMAZING OOLY Rainy Day Spring Art Package!
The Prize: One (1) Winner will receive an AWESOME assortment of OOLY Art Supplies as pictured above with a value of OVER $95 USD!
The Prize Pack will include the following OOLY goodies:
- Fun In the Sun 6 Click Pens (all 4 styles)
- Note Pals Sticky Tabs – Curious Caterpillars
- Jumbo Bright Colored Pencils
- 3D Colorables (Dragon & Mighty Swords)
- 3 sheets of Itsy Bitsy Stickers (Bug’s Life, Googly Eyes & Happy Zoo)
- Beach Bum Color-in’ Book
- Star of the Sea Crayons
- Chalkables Triangle Chalk
- Rainy Dayz Crayons
- Double Dip Ice Cream Scented Markers
There will be ONE (1) Winner
Eligibility: Canadian and USA residents, excluding Quebec. Void where prohibited.
End Date: March 31, 2017
All Mandatory entries must be done for the extra (optional) entries to count.
ALL entries are checked and will be validated.
Winner(s) will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email.
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
This giveaway is hosted by A Mom’s Perspective and sponsored by OOLY. A Mom’s Perspective is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Disclosure: I received samples from OOLY for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.
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