Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashions Doll Review (Mattel)

Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashions Doll
What It Is

The new Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashions kit from Mattel is a doll and craft kit rolled into one. Part of the new collaboration between Barbie and Crayola, this new doll kit lets kids customize Barbie's look with color-in fashions using Washable Crayola Markers, which are included. The kit comes with a Barbie doll, five fashions, accessories, and five Crayola Washable Super Tip Markers. 

Using the included dress form, kids can attach the included black and white apparel pieces to color in. Kids can get creative and color inside the lines or run outside them and blend colors together. What kids create is left entirely up to them. 

Additionally kids can also use the markers to color in the two accessories, which include a baseball cap and a handbag.

Once your creation is done to your liking, simply dress up your Barbie and, viola, onto the next piece.

Is It Fun?

The customization and creativity this kit offers taps into the fun fashion play that's always worked hand-in-hand with Barbie. And thanks to the technology of Crayola, there is added repeat play value to these pieces because they are washable, giving kids a clean slate and a new template for their fashion ideas without having to purchase more stuff for your Barbie dolls. 

Who It’s For

The Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashions kit is for ages 5 and up. It will appeal to Barbie fans and kids that love to play dress-up and customize the looks of their Barbie dolls.

What To Be Aware Of

Because this kit uses the Crayola Super Tip Markers, you'll need to be very exacting when using the tip to color in the sometimes tiny details on the apparel, otherwise it can result in bleeding into sections that you may not have wanted. 

Crayola does have other finer tipped markers though that are also machine washable and sold separately that you can also use if you wanted to remedy this issue. In addition we also found that while the accessories appear to be color-ready as well, unlike working on fabric pieces, the markers didn't seem to work very well here and required multiple coats to even get some color to pop. 

There is also a Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashions Nikki doll that is also available and comes with different dress styles and marker colors. 

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy