Crayola Christmas Ideas: Review and Giveaway

Congrats to winner, Teish. Thank you to all who entered!

Christmas CrayolaChristmas and Crayola — they just go together.

Perhaps I say that because I’ve always associated Crayola with creativity. As a teacher, my classroom was filled with Crayola products. As a mom, ditto. I’ve always enjoyed giving children gifts that encourage creativity — not just another toy that will gather dust and be forgotten soon after it’s been unwrapped. Over the years, the girls have painted their own Nativity sets. I’ve made their Christmas stockings. We’ve baked countless creative cookies, crafted numerous ornaments, and created a tree skirt with the girls’ handprints each year. Creative gifts really are the best!

This Christmas, Crayola has some amazing new products. Check out their gift guide. We’re not just living in the age of the crayon box anymore.

No, this year you can expect thrills from Crayola like the Digital Light Designer.

Crayola Light DesignerThis high-tech LED toy lets kids draw anywhere on the 360-degree curved surface with a stylus, and voila! Their marks “magically” light up! Kind of like a 21st-century Lite-Brite (remember those?). If the kids create a design they especially like, they can even save it in the gallery to view again later. Kids can also animate their designs, and play interactive games. I’m wishing I could play with one of these!

The Light Designer is perfect for ages 6 and up, and runs on batteries.

Crayola Marker Airbrush

We all know about airbrushing. But what if your kids could airbrush on their own? My first thought upon seeing the Crayola Marker Airbrush was honestly, Uh oh. Looks messy!

But upon reading reviews, that doesn’t seem to be a problem — providing that you use it with kids 6 and up (as recommended), and that you prepare an area ahead of time for the fun (I’m thinking outdoors if it’s summer, or spread out some newspaper in the basement during winter).

A great feature of the airbrush toy is that it requires no batteries. It works with the kids applying pressure to an included air tank and then pulling a trigger to spray ink from Crayola markers onto paper (you can also purchase special markers to airbrush glass). The set includes the airbrush tank, washable markers, fabric markers, and paper and stencils. This sounds like a ton of fun for kids, as long as they’re supervised and don’t start airbrushing each other (although I’m sure they’d enjoy that).


I hope you’re intrigued by these creative gift ideas. How would you like to win them, for a special child in your life? Thanks to Crayola, one of you will do just that. You can enter to win a Crayola Marker Airbrush AND a Digital Light Designer!

To enter:

  • leave a comment with something related to the post — who do you know who would enjoy these creative toys? What’s something creative your family does for Christmas? etc.
  • for a second entry, you can “like” Crayola on Facebook. That’s a great way to keep up with all the company’s latest creative ideas. Please leave a separate comment if you do this.

Enter by December 11, and I’ll choose a random winner December 12. Happy crafting!

“The Crayola product to try, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Crayola.”



309 thoughts on “Crayola Christmas Ideas: Review and Giveaway

  1. These Crayola items would keep my youngest son and two nephews entertained for hours when we get together for Christmas! Mamaw always has a craft supply drawer the grandkids raid when we visit. This would add to the fun.

  2. We love crafts in our household! This looks like a fun product! Most recently we made some Christmas ornaments. We collected shells on our last family trip to Cape Cod, and I mixed glitter with Mod Podge for the kids to paint on the shells. Then I will hot glue a ribbon/string on top. Also we got a clear ornament to fill about 1/4 way with sand and little shells from our trip, and then I will write “Cape Cod 2012” on it for the grandparents (who we went with).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  3. My daughter loves anything to do with crafts and coloring. We make Christmas decorations every year.

  4. Our twin grandchildren on the Thomas side would dearly love this new Crayola product. They are 9 years old and quite creative. What a nice addition to their Christmas stash this item would be!

  5. My creative sister in law and nephew would love these crafts! At Christmas we decorate cookies each year.

  6. I think my son would love these hes very artistic and loves making art for presents and this would be great for that

    Littlemamameow at gmail dot com

  7. I have a little girl who will “create” all day long if she can. She loves crayola crafts!

  8. Every year, I take a pic of the kids together, and then we set out on making a Chistmas ornament for each of the grandmas, with the pic on it. It’s fun to look back at each year, to see how they’ve grown!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  9. These would be great for my daughter. We are low on funds, so we are being creative by making our gifts this year!

  10. My 5 year old would love this.We do lots of crafts for Christmas.

  11. My nephew would love these activities! For Christmas we always like to make our gift wrapping really creative and artsy!

  12. I think my daughters would enjoy these products. They love to create, they spend a lot of time making up stories and cards for family members, so I could see them adding the airbrushing set to those activities. Thank you for the giveaway!
    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  13. I am a FB fan of Crayola. Screen name: Jessica Hendrickson

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  14. Love Crayola – As a teacher of 23 years, they are still the only crayons I will buy for my students. Love their markers and other supplies too. Would love to have the cool gifts you described!!!

  15. my 8 yr old son would love these for Christmas:) He is so creative, and this would give him time to himself, away from his sisters:)

  16. My 5 year old daughter would love this! She loves to do crafts!

  17. My two year old son would *love* the Digital Light Designer. He received a chalk board for his b-day in November and has “tagged” the floor and every piece of furniture in the house, so to have his creativity limited to this toy would be a blessing lol! :-)

  18. My niece is 8 years old and loves to color, draw, make and create things. She has a very good imagination and would make all kinds of things if I won this giveaway.

  19. My boys would really enjoy these. I know they have been eyeing the Digital Light Designer.

  20. Yay, a give-away! I have four, incredibly creative nieces, and now I also have two grandchildren! Plus, I still love crayola stuff myself… so we could have a family crayola party if I won!

  21. My princess love to draw and color, she would love this for sure. Thanks

  22. I learned that the air brush system requires no batteries. My son would love this

  23. My daughter wants the crayola airbrush kit! She talks about it everyday!

  24. My 7 yr old loves art. He works on art pictures everyday for almost an hr. He amazes us

  25. We create our own Christmas cards as well as other greeting cards during the year!

  26. These would be great for my two daughters. Especially since they will be getting a new brother soon.


  28. The digital light designer reminds me of the lite brite I had as a kid! How I loved that thing! :-)

  29. My daughter would love these. It would be something artistic for her to do and she’s always into stuff like this.

  30. These Crayola projects would give me and my daughter something to work on together while we wer waiting for Daddy to get home. He’ll be working this year for 12 hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after.

  31. My son is a huge crafter and loves gadgets of all kinds. He’d love this!

  32. My neice and nephew have the airbrush kit on thier wishlist, they would love the digital light designer too, they love to craft and its a great way to spend time with them.

  33. These items are # 4 and #5 on the christmas list for my daughter. Our christmas tradition is to do a painted handprint of her each year to make into an ornament on our tree.

  34. This would be perfect for my two year old daughter. She loves stuff like this. We buy gifts for toys for tots.

  35. My 4 and 7 yr olds would make this. They also enjoy helping me make Christmas tree ornaments.

  36. My sons would love these Crayola toys. On Christmas Eve we give one gift, and try to select one that will keep them occupied and content the whole night. This would definitely be one of those toys that becomes a favorite!

  37. My daughter would love this – we do more crafty stuff especially during the winter months when we are inside more and it gets darker earlier – we would enjoy anything creative together :)

  38. I would love to win this for my 4 and 6 year old daughters. They would love it! They love all art related items!! Very creative kids.

  39. This would be a great gift for my son, he loves creating! He’s always doing arts and crafts.

  40. My son would love this – he does crafts all day long. I have to lure him to play.

  41. My 9 year old daughter wants this and my 17 year old son will probably want it to once he sees his sister playing with it!..He is giving her a good ol box of Crayola crayons for Christmas.

  42. my 6 yr old is obsessed with anything art related, i would love to give to her

  43. My granddaughter would love this, she is into all crafts and arts projects!

  44. my daughter is only one, so she wouldnt enjoy it too much yet, but i will hold onto it for her…or play with it myself lol

  45. My 8yr. old daughter would love these! She loves to do anything creative! Every year she makes like 2 or 3 ornaments to go on our tree!

  46. My girls would love this. Every year we paint seashells for the tree

  47. My 6-year old daughter really WANTS an old school light brite (they still make them), but I’m worried her 2-year-old sister would eat the pegs. The light designer would be perfect! And the marker airbrush looks awesome, too!

  48. I would love to win this for my nephew, who is very much into arts and crafts. In my house, we have a few craft-related traditions, and my favorite is our new year’s eve tradition. We get a huge piece of posterboard paper and take out all the crayons and markers, and we all draw pictures of the highlights of our year. I save them all in the closet year round, and on new year’s eve we also look back at the other years… so much fun!

  49. What creative toys and how fun to have new ways of making art for the kids. My little girl would have so much fun. Thanks!

  50. My son would love this! So far this Christmas season, we have made a pinecone decorated like a Christmas tree and snowy play dough. There was also a failed attempt at a Pom Pom ornament. Lol!

  51. My grand daughter would love this – she always has creative toys on her wish list.
    We did make colored popcorn and string it for garland.
    Thank you.

  52. I’d keep the light designer for my kids and give the airbrush to my niece & nephew.

  53. My niece would love these!!!! I haven’t gotten her Xmas present yet so this would be perfect

  54. I love Crayola products too. Those are awesome! They had the regular old Lite Brite when I was a kid. Sigh. My niece and nephew would love these toys! We don’t do many creative things for the holiday… yet. You inspired me, I think. I just might be the favorite aunt!!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  55. My daughter is the really creative one. She’s 5 and I gave her some paints today. She painted a very recognizable picture of Rudolph that seemed very good for her age!

  56. I stay at home with a busy 2 year old girl, and 3 year old boy. They love any and all craft related items they can get their hands on! We have a Christmas tree full of special hand made ornaments from everyone in the family, and add to it every year!

  57. The airbrusher is on my son’s wishlist and I cannot afford to buy it right now. Winning it would be awesome. He liked designer t-shirts and he would love using it to decorate them,

  58. We make our own bookmarks Christmas cards and gift tags, my daughter loves art and crafts.

  59. On christmas we hide our childrens gifts from us and love watching them run around looking for them they would be who recieved these if I won and I love all the art you can draw my kids love that

  60. I like crayola on facebook as amy williams

    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com

  61. my daughter would love this. She is 6 years old and is so creative. We love crayola products.

  62. My mom and I used to make crafts for gifts each Christmas. I have always loved giving and receiving homemade gifts. I don’t know why we stopped? I think my kids are old enough to find a craft to make this year!

  63. We do a lot of crafting at our house, and my youngest two children would LOVE these! Thanks for the chance.

  64. These two toys would be wonderful for both my 5-year-old son and my 23 month old baby girl. They both LOVE to color and are so creative, even at their ages. We are (and I have always been) big fans of Crayola.

    As for Christmas creativity…not so much creative, but we have started (or will start) a new tradition this year. Our son asked what Christmas is about. So, I explained the story of Christ. He then asked if we could please make Jesus a cake on Christmas for his birthday. :) And, he wants it to be a Santa cake. LOL. So, that’s our tradition.

  65. At Christmas time we always make hand print ornaments. they are so cute I love seeing their hands grow from previous years. Crayola is the best crayon out there. They were around whenI was a little girl. Every year for Christmas Santa would get me a new box of 64. And a new coloring book, of course.
    wendishifflette at

  66. I like Crayola on Facebook-Wendi Carroll Shifflette
    wendishifflette at

  67. My son is planning on being an artist (and a mailman) when he grows up! I know that he would get lots of use out of these!


  68. My kids love anything art related, so both would love this!

  69. I love Crayola products. It always brings our family together when we do arts and crafts. Also my children (4 to be exact) have been talking about the two products you are offering for the giveaway. They both would be great Christmas presents.

  70. I would give this to my daughter. For Christmas we always retell the story of Christ’s birth.

  71. This would be an amazing prize for my 5 year old son. He loves doing art projects and this would be great! We do tons of Christmas art projects around this time of year.

  72. My daughter would LOVE these. She is always drawing or coloring something, and we keep a stockpile of Crayola crayons for her (no other crayons create such a wonderful color). I love that the different crafts kits allow kiddos to express themselves, and use their imagination.

  73. All 4 of my kids love crafts and to create so I know they would love both of these kits.Thanks!

  74. I like Crayola on FB as Leslie Luke Stanziani.Thanks!

  75. My son and daughter would both love this. They really enjoy when they get to be creative!

  76. We started a family tradition of making homemade christmas ornaments

  77. I would love to win this for my 8 year old granddaughter who I’ve been buying crayola products for since she was 3. She loves to create and I love being on the receiving end of her creations!

  78. my 2 kids woudl love these items being a former teacher i have always enjoyed crayola items :)

  79. I love doing crafts with my kids! We like making our own Christmas ornaments, and have enjoyed many Crayola products over the years. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  80. I like Crayola on facebook – michelle chappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  81. My Grandchildren would love these creative toys. They love doing crafts and they have an art teacher for a Grandma! Thank you so much for this exciting giveaway.

  82. My children are both very artistic. I’m cleaning up cuttings of paper, crayons, and little figurines all day. They would LOVE to win this!!

  83. My daughter would love this because she has been busy making all her handmade Christmas pictures for the family.

  84. All my kids want to do is craft projects. Something new and fun is always welcome.

  85. i would like to win this for my son b.c the light designer reminds me of the lite bright :)

  86. My daughter is the crafty one- I am not sure where she got it from, but it’s awesome! One of her favorites is making a popcorn chain for the Christmas tree!

  87. Christmas and Crayola do go together! Mom mom would give us each a brand new 64 pack of Crayola Crayons every Christmas.
    These look like fun toys. My niece and nephew would love them.

  88. Both my son and daughter love “art projects”, which can range from crafts to painting. My son is a little older, so the airbrush set would be perfect for him, and my daughter would love the light designer. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  89. I like Crayola on FB as Holly Storm-Burge

  90. My son would love this. we make Christmas crafts every year!

  91. My daughter would love this she is very creative and loves anything crayola..My nephew has this and he loves it keeps him creative

  92. My nephew likes Crayola products and to do things artsy. I have a tradition of making a new wreath every year. Email: yona(at)

  93. my 6 and 9 year old would really enjoy getting these toys for Christmas

  94. I have 5 kiddos who would love some crayola products to keep busy on these cold winter days where they are stuck indoors! And I have to say that digital light designer is super cool! Wish we could have had toys like that growing up!!

  95. My 6 and 4 year old would love these! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  96. My niece would love this. She is such a creative person. This holiday she took to the driveway and did Christmas scenes with sidewalk chalk (and even took a request or two)!

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. I like Crayola on Facebook (Andrea Hamilton).

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  98. My sons and nephews love crafts would be a great addition for Christmas

  99. My daughters woul dlove this. We make cookies at Christmas. Just sugar cookies but we decorate them with different sprinkles and make them in different shapes.

  100. My daughter would love this! We make crafts all the time we have been getting a lot of ideas from pinterest lately. Right now we are working on coaster made from tiles and putting family photos on them for Christmas for the grandparents.

  101. my daughter would love this debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  102. fblike them as debbie jackson
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  103. Both the kids would really enjoy this–great craft to do together–We always make cookies,and a few new tree ornaments together.And we work at the soup kitchen at our church.

  104. Stop over at Crayola on facebook, I had already liked them and left a small comment to thank them for sponsoring this giveaway

  105. My nephew and neice would love these activities! For Christmas we always like to make our gift wrapping really creative and artsy!

  106. My nieces and I would enjoy these creative toys! We all love it!
    Thank You for the great giveaway

  107. My daughter would love this. We make cute Christmas ornaments for the tree.


  108. My daughter would love this. She loves arts and crafts and she gets so excited to try new things! I love the idea of using it outside!

  109. My daughters would both love these products. They both love to color and make art to hang up all over my house.

  110. My children would love these toys! They are so creative, which they obiviously did not get from me! They have both asked for the light designer for Christmas!

  111. My daughter would like (Okay, LOVE) this!
    lily25210507 at gmail dot com

  112. My daughter would love these crayola toys. She is always creating or crafting something!

  113. Both of my boys love to paint, color, and make things. We try to make time to just sit at the table and color and make funt hings. Both of my boys would love this.

  114. both my kids love arts & crafts, so this would be perfect for them!

  115. I have a 26 year old special needs son who would love this.the paints anything and everything.

  116. My granddaughter would have hours of fun with this great Crayola prize.

  117. my children love doing crafts! and so do i! every year i love to do something that involves their hand or foot print so we can compare the change in size over the years :)

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

  118. my daughter would love to have this! we always play some kind of goofy games on xmas and we never know what it is till the day of!

  119. My 2 year old daughter, 3 year old nephew, and 8 year old nephew would really love these!!

    rickireviews at gmail dot com

  120. My stepdaughter would LOVE this! We have a lot of fun doing arts & crafts together.

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