Crayola Travel Activity Doodle Board

Last updated: September 8, 2023

Allow your child to explore his or her creativity without the mess when you purchase the Crayola Musical Doodle Board. The surface is made of an enclosed gel that kids can draw on with their fingers or any type of stylus tool. The board is also equipped with 12 different colors and six fun songs, which your child can easily change with the touch of a button.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Crayola Musical Doodle Board gives toddlers a chance to be creative without the mess that comes with traditional paints.

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Crayola Travel Activity Doodle Board placed 3rd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Give your little one the power of creative play with this self-contained toddler tablet with exciting lights and sounds. The sealed gel surface is safe for doodling with fingers and perfect for mess-free, portable play. This fun toddler toy includes the touch lights unit with 6 songs and 12 colors and instructions, and requires 3 AA batteries (not included). encourage your little one to create with a light-up toy that changes colors as toddlers make marks and scribbles, all the while listing to the accompanying music.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This board offers two ways to play adding to the play value for moms and dads, but it's also got some great early motor skill development built in as well. We like how the gel side gives kids the feel of actually finger painting without the mess, and the crayons triangular shape makes it easier for kids to learn the proper grip.
This toy prevents kids from messing as they are playing. It comes with a lightweight doodle board that emits light and plays music.
The Gel filled surface enables kids to draw and create their own images using either their hands or the stylus supplied.
The tablet is lightweight and comfortable to hold or sit upon your lap and the screen is very cool to the touch. The gel also has a textured quality to it that is fun to take a closer look at.
The Doodle Board is intended for children older than age of two, but its non-toxic and entirely safe. When the music functionality of the board might seem in a bit out of place, it is helpful for keeping your young child oreinted on creating an art.

What reviewers didn't like

It’s impossible to draw in detail or write using small letters as the blue gel blurs them.
The gel spreads easily,
Sounds may become annoying for children.
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