Cool Things: Melissa & Doug Scratch Art

by farrah on March 16, 2014 · 7 comments

I give credit to my mother in law. I was looking for an easy and fun thing to let the kids do at the birthday party- and she found these. Melissa & Doug Scratch Art packs were a big, huge hit with the kids. My boys especially are really nuts over them- B at 5 more so than his 3-year-old brothers.

Scratch Art

For €4.99 you get a pack of 4 ‘color reveal Scratch Art pictures‘. We grabbed the dinosaur and the farm animals ones for the party, but I’ll tell you that in this house the dinosaur ones are preferred. They will easily spend 30 minutes focused on these things. You cannot put a price tag on that sort of peace!

Scratch Art

There is some slight mess since you are essentially scratching off the black to reveal the color underneath- but it’s very, very minor. This is a great distraction for a flight with kids too. You can see near B’s hands the black ‘flakes’ that come off. Seriously, not a big deal at all and I can easily see a plane full of flight attendants preferring an occupied child with a little mess vs. the alternative. I mean, come on. That’s some serious concentration there:

Scratch Art

So there you go. We found them at our local Oisterwijk bookstore, but being Melissa & Doug I would assume you could find them anywhere.

Nothing to disclose. I do not have a working relationship with Melissa & Doug toys, I just thought these were really cool.

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1 Ann March 16, 2014 at 7:39 am

Man, I remember making these things when I was in elementary school. It was so much work coloring the paper, then painting it with soapy black paint, but I loved the finished product. I love – love – love that someone makes them ready to go. I bet they’d be good on flights, too.

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2 farrah March 17, 2014 at 8:48 am

I barely remember these sorts of things. I think we did ours with layers of crayon, and the top was black???

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3 Leighann March 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

This is something I will check out for sure!

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4 farrah March 17, 2014 at 8:48 am

They’re really nice! B took his to school today for show and tell 🙂

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5 Julia March 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I love Melissa and Doug, especially things like this I reviewed there Water Wow pads for a site I work for and I loved them so much that I’m buying more .

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6 farrah March 17, 2014 at 8:48 am

They have some really great things for kids. So glad we can find them here too!

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7 Chamisa March 18, 2014 at 6:16 am

I think the dinosaurs would be preferred in our house as well 😉 I like that you don’t need to tote around 48 colors of crayons since the color is already there – bonus!

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