Sunday, January 11, 2009

Travel gear for tiny artists: Colorpals

I used to long for trangular crayons, so that they wouldn't roll off the tray table and under the seats when we traveled. I used to dream about finding a way to tether pencils to the car seat so that my toddler couldn't huck them at the windows. And then I found this: Colorpals. My kids take it everywhere, so I had to share the news in my latest "Gearing Up" column in The Boston Globe:

January 11, 2008
Gearing Up
Mind the lines

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

Until they make crayons that don't roll, parents will be twisting their necks and straining their backs to recapture their children's stray Crayolas. Your body will thank you if you bring a Color Pals caterpillar along on your next trip. The cuddly creature has eight string legs with vinyl caps to hold crayons, making it great for on-the-go coloring. A stretchy loop keeps it on her wrist while your artist is at work.

We love Color Pals at home, too, because my toddler can't get the crayons out easily (though I can), and they don't roll off the table while he's working on his latest masterpiece. The caterpillars are $10.95 each or two for $16.95 at or by calling 407-509-0095. [More]

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