I don’t know where the first one of these books in our household came from, but all my kids love them. I remember doing something similar to this when I was in elementary school. We would color a page completely with crayons then paint over the crayon in black paint. The scratch away effect was similar. These Scratch and Sketch books provide the same entertainment for a lot less work. Thankfully, even though they will be used up at some point, they seem to last a long time in our house.
Comments: These Scratch and Sketch books come in a wide variety of topics. ALL of my kids ranging from 3 to 10 years enjoy them. Even the kids that only scribble find great satisfaction in using these books. I can understand why. It’s easy to create impressive art when your wooden stick reveals a rainbow of colors.
The brand of scratch book is not important. My kids have enjoyed Scratch and Sketch books like the one pictured above. We have also owned all of the Harry Potter “Scratch Magic” books. I imagine there are other companies that make these books as well.
There are also two styles of theses scratch and sketch books. Some of them are simply black pages that the child may color (or scribble) whatever they like. Others reveal a colorful picture. My kids have enjoyed both, though I think they slightly prefer the ones without the picture underneath. They like the freedom the blank pages offer.
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