I was intrigued by this new product by Crayola, my two are happy to colour in from time to time but the fact their pictures could come to life made them much more enthusiastic!
It was quite magical being able to see their pictures transformed like this and something quite unique. The dragon was flapping its wings and the octopus was moving around in the water, much to the boys obvious delight. The Colour Alive app was easy to install and free which is always a bonus, its available on both android and iOS. It was simple to use, you just have to make sure you include the Colour Alive logo on your screen capture. If you follow those instructions you should find it unproblematic.
We had three boys on the colouring in team, my two aged 6 and 7 and their 4-year-old friend. Each of them took a picture each and took turns with the app to see how it was progressing; they enjoyed adding more colours and seeing these updated on the screen as they went along. It just brings a fun new element to colouring in, if your looking for a novel little gift (at only £6.99 a pack) for a child this will be well received. Most children seem to have a tablet of their own or access to one to be able to use the feature. They can also take pictures to keep for another time to remember their artwork.
The Mythical Creatures set had a new pen colour Fire Breath that helps you get into the spirit of things and unlock special effects. There is also an Enchanted Forest and Barbie set with their own signature pen.
If you follow the hashtag #colouryourselfie you can see more pictures of the Colour Alive in action from this years Gadget Show, which will continue to build the anticipation until you can get your hands on your own set this summer.