Color Them Beautiful Time and Time Again
- What: Crayola Scribble Scrubbie animal toys
- When: Three to eight years
- Why: Color repeatedly, affordable, cute
- Where: Amazon, Target
Each tiny white pet sports a soft fuzz that can be colored with the included small markers. When kids get ready, the toys can be washed clean and colored again. The difference between these hard little guys and the bigger soft and cuddly Doodlemals is that the kids do the cleaning, instead of the washing machine, minimizing the delay between washing and coloring. Scrubbing the tiny pets becomes part of the fun. Pet options include various cats and dogs as well as a rabbit and hamster.
My two youngest kids discovered these creatures when we went looking for something besides paper they could paint. My kids have been quite satisfied with coloring as an alternative to painting. I’m thrilled to avoid any more mess.
My kids have made clothes for their pets, taken their pets into the bath with them, constructed vehicles and other accessories for them, and used the included accessories. You can start simply with sets of three markers and two critters in either pet or safari themes. Or you can get bigger sets from Amazon that include salon inspired tools, vet sets, or a jungle themed pool with slide and shower. You can also purchase a mega pack which includes all twelve pets as well as a tub for scrubbing. No matter what you choose, each set comes with figurines, markers, and a tiny scrubbing brush, so you don’t need anything else to get the fun started.