Saturday, January 28, 2012

Disappointment and Discovery

If you have the desire to purchase Crayola's Glow Explosion Paint kit, I would save the money. Emma received one of these kits as a gift recently, and she was pretty excited to give it a try. 

I didn't have high hopes, as we have tried one of the other specialty Crayola kits (the Color Explosion 3D one) and Emma really didn't like it. 

Well, we decided to give this one a try. The package states something to the effect that the paint glows for, "up to 4 fantastic hours." Upon reading more, I realize that is all it glows for. It does not recharge in the light. So, basically once you mix the paint up (one each of red, blue, yellow, green), you have 4 hours to paint all of the pictures (maybe 4 or 6, I can't remember). 

All by your self. 

Unless of course you happen to have friends over, which might make the activity a little more fun, but still. You can't save the paint to use at a later date. Once you mix the paint with the activator stuff, it has to be used within 4 hours if you want your picture to glow. 

The stuff does glow really well, and that part of it was cool, but that was about as far as the cool factor went.

. Emma attempted to paint one of the pictures provided, but it was kinda tough. 

 Why was it tough to paint the picture?

The paint had the consistency of snot. It was thick and sticky and didn't spread out on the picture very easily.

She did manage to paint a bit of the picture

before she decided to move on to better, more exciting things.

Gramma- "Emma, would you like to go outside and light some Sparklers?"
Emma- "Mama, is it ok, can me and Gramma go outside?!?"

I had planned to take photos from the nice, warm house, but the pictures wouldn't come out and Gramma and Emma looked like they were having too much fun. I didn't want to miss out. 

Emma- "The sparklers are almost all done. Can we go in now?"
Mama- "Sure, why don't you stick the tip of your sparkler into the snow to put it out..."

"Mama, the snow is glowing!"

Who knew sparklers would still sparkle under the snow?

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