I Try It So You Don’t Have To.. Paint-a-Doodle

This weekend was exhausting! We had a busy really busy Saturday. My mom had her birthday celebration. They live about two hours from us so we were in the car a lot. My husband took our oldest to his pine wood derby race. It was divide and conquer. I was so tired on Sunday!

Honestly, I stayed in my pajamas all day. I promised the kids we would do a special arts and crafts project. I really didn’t want to do anything that wasn’t self directed. I felt it was the perfect time to try out a Paint-a-Doodle.

I stumbled upon the website and thought they looked pretty cool. I wanted to get two right then and there, but I didn’t want to spend $25 to $27 on them. I looked on Amazon and found two that I knew my kids would love. They were $5 and $6! Awesome! The price has gone up since I purchased, but there are others on Amazon that are bargains.

I was really excited when the canvases came! The set includes paints and brushes too. I did notice that the toucan doodle came without green. My daughter wanted green for the leaves. It wasn’t a big deal for us since my sons came with green, but that might be upsetting to some littles.

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We squeezed some paint of each color onto a paper plate. I read some reviews about paint being dry and I was a bit worried. My son’s kit did have two colors that were dry. He wasn’t too disappointed and I wasn’t either since they were so cheap. If I paid full price, I would have been irritated!

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My daughter is three. The recommended age is five. I knew she’d have a fit if I didn’t get her one. She did a really good job painting, but she required quite a bit of one on one attention.

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My son is seven and he loves cars. He picked this doodle to go on his wall. He had a lot of fun too. He didn’t need my one on one attention like my daughter. He was able to paint it without my help! Serious bonus!

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The paintings took about an hour to complete. They were fully engaged the whole time!

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Pros cheap, engaging, relaxing for littles
Cons could be pricey if you don’t find a deal, a couple of paints were dry, the ones we bought not made in USA though the ones on the website are, can be stressful for parents
The Bottom Line: I loved these at this price. We only have one income so I couldn’t buy them at regular price. My kids thought it was a great experience. I would recommend to a friend.

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