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Coloring is my favorite “indoor/quiet” activity for the boys. And for me as a kid, coloring was one of my absolute favorite things to do. In fact, I won a few coloring contests in my day! It relaxes me and is something that I enjoy doing still as an adult! Now, image how cool it would be to have your favorite coloring creations come to life – like actually be able to see them in a 4D manner?! Well, that’s exactly what you can do now with Crayola Color Alive! To get started with Color Alive, you’ll need to download the free app and some Action Coloring Pages. There are four books available right now: Skylanders™, Enchanted Garden™, Mythical Creatures™, and Barbie™. My boys were SO excited about Skylanders™ and anything with a fire-breathing dragon on the front is a big hit too. So, the boys were super excited to do some coloring! They were SO excited to see them come alive. While they were coloring their Skylanders™ pages, I decided to do some work on a dragon. I also had some fun with the special effects crayon (in this case, fire)! Once you scan it in to the app and use it on your page, watch the magic happen! So neat! But the really fun part comes in seeing the your coloring creation in 4D! This augmented reality technology is so cool – just a few touches in the app and your character really does come alive! So…the app takes the character from a normal 2D coloring page shown above to this cool 4D version below (with sound effects & movements when you touch the character)! Once you’ve scanned & saved the character, then you can have all kinds of adventures with it! I’ve found some fun selfies taken of the boys with their creations…and I had a little fun making sure that Little Brother’s Chop character stood guard during nap time (he thought that was hilarious when he woke up). So fun! I love this combination of cool technology and the wonderful, quiet coloring activity that I’ve always loved! The boys are having a lot of fun with it – so this is one fun kid-approved activity! Crayola really does help Bring Your Coloring To Life with Color Alive!
And, right now, you can join the #ColorAlive fun and enter to win fun prizes in the Color Alive Sweepstakes! There will be 3 weekly prizes and one grand prize — a trip for 4 to the brand new Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL — opening Summer 2015! Super fun!