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Bring Images To Life With Crayola #ColorAlive
Coloring is not only a great way to encourage our kids to be creative and express themselves it can also benefit us old folks. As I have recently re-discovered, coloring can be a great way to relax and de-stress. Before we received our Crayola Color Alive Action Coloring Pages and downloaded the app I can hardly remember the last time I colored anything. Our youngest has not really been interested in that sort of thing for a while now so it was a real treat to grab some crayons and get down on the floor with him to color, perhaps for the last time (or so I thought). Back in the good old days coloring was fun but nothing like it is today. Our illustrations were confined to the page and we had none of this fancy 4D stuff. As our Mythical Creatures™ and Skylanders™ came to life I couldn’t help but to reminisce on how far we had come. James was really loving how his masterpieces were coming to life with Crayola Color Alive. He immediately grabbed the Skylanders™ book and started working on his dragon. As I revisited my youth in the Mythical Creatures™ book, Lisa immersed herself in Barbie™ and the Enchanted Garden™.
We had hours of fun coloring pictures and taking screenshots of our 4D images. Although we had a lot of things going on, grabbing some crayons and getting down on the floor with our youngest was one of the highlights of our weekend. We all thought the Color Alive app was very easy to use (available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices). All you have to do is point the camera of your phone or other device at the image and you can bring it to life at the touch of a button. One of our favorite features was being able to save the image and open it later without the page. With this feature James was able to open his creature up throughout the house and bring his virtual pet dragon with him everywhere!
You can Bring Your Coloring To Life easily with the new Crayola Color Alive!
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How it works:
Scan the Magic Crayon with the Color Alive app to unlock a virtual coloring effect
Color a scene then scan it with the Color Alive app to bring character to life on device
Interact with and take photos of virtual character off the page, even selfies!
Save character in order to see, share and play later – reactivate them anywhere, no pages needed
$5.99 for 16-page book with 7 crayons, including the magical special effect crayon.
$1.99 for an 8-page bundle of coloring pages, including unlimited printing ability.
Retail availability: Available at retailers nationwide.
64 pages across four books, and a large variety of Crayola color combinations to bring to life (not just the crayon colors included with the books, either) will provide hours and hours of engaging, creative fun for kids and parents.