Parents' Guide to

Crayola Create and Play

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Delightful creativity and game combo for subscription.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Kids' Games
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Lots of fun learning

My 3 year old is fighting nephroblastoma and cannot attend her preschool. She loves arts and crafts. On good days, she is hands on and will create art all day. But on chemo days or chemo recovery days, this is a great option for her because all the activities are very engaging and fun

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Is It Any Good?

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Full of color and imagination, these games and activities will engage a wide variety of kids, and maybe even some adults. Crayola Create and Play is delightful to look at. It seems like the sort of place you'd like to visit in person. Some of the games are better than others, but the coloring areas and Pets zone are where this experience shines. Kids will enjoy the dual experience of free color and the coloring book. Free color really lets their imaginations free with some neat special-effects crayons that draw grass, flames, and snowflakes, as well as stickers and stamps. In the coloring book, they have the same tools, but the coloring stays between the lines as long as your finger stays on the screen. This allows all the kids to see their vision come to life, even if they haven't quite mastered the fine motor skills, though some parents may not love the automatic perfection of this type of coloring. The pets themselves are adorable, and kids will be thrilled that their egg design is reflected on the new pet. The only drawback to Crayola Create and Play is the subscription. Although there's a lot of great content, it's a hard sell at $5.99/month. Crayola will be adding new content, but it will be more of the same: more coloring pages, videos, pet accessories, etc. Subscription aside, kids will enjoy it, and those who like creative activities will get a lot of value. This one's a gem if you can justify the cost.

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