Colortime Crafts & Markers makes fabric craft products that are usable by nearly all ages. They carry products like shirts, tote bags, pillow cases, backpacks, and bandanas. Their special markers are designed to permanently color each of these reusable products. They have created something that is fun to do as well as useful. How did it all start? They started out as the Cotton Warehouse on Long Island in the 90's. They created Colortime Crafts & Markers for birthdays, scouts, and camps. Everyone loved their products so much that after several requests to take home the markers and other products, they realized that there was a market open to them.
I received the "Groovy" backpack seen above for helping promote their Holiday Sale back in the beginning of December, along with three markers, hot pink, light blue, and Fluorescent yellow. I was pretty happy with the color choices at first, but wanted more as soon as I started coloring. The three colors go really well together, I just wanted to do more with my backpack. This was the first sign at how much I was enjoying coloring the backpack. Also, my son thoroughly enjoyed helping me as well even though he's only 28 months old. He doesn't color in the lines which is led me to the discovery that these markers BLEND. You can color with one and then color over top of it with another to get a new color! I thought that this was amazing! You don't have to have the entire line of colors to make really neat designs. By giving me the three colors mentioned, I also had the ability to make green, purple, and orange in very vibrant colors. On top of the blending, they are indeed permanent. Very little color came off of the backpack onto my hands they also did not bleed through to the back of the backpack. You would expect that coloring in the same spot twice would saturate the cloth enough to bleed through, but the material soaked it up with no bleed. This means no mess and no scrubbing the table top after your art project. See our finished product below.
In a few years when my son has friends to have a real birthday party, I will definitely be looking into getting a handful of something (will depend on my son at the time) for a birthday activity. The markers are awesome and well worth holding onto. I am extremely pleased with this product and hope to review more from them in the future.
Also, you might want to know that US Family Guide has a coupon from Colortime Crafts and Markers for 15% off ALL products! Use coupon code 15USG when you check out at colortime.com. Coupon must be entered at the time of purchase. Offer not valid on sale items and may not be combined with other offers or discounts.
Disclaimer: I received a canvas backpack and three markers in respond to helping advertise their 2012 holiday specials in conjunction with US Family Guide. I received no other payment and this review was my way of thanking them for their generosity.