Easter holidays, and the boys have been getting creative and testing out the new Crayola colour Alive colouring books.
With Colour Alive you can see the images you’ve coloured in actually pop out of the screen and into your living room. Which is actually really neat.
As with most things nowadays there’s an app you’ll need to download.
The system works by scanning and recognising the special Colour Alive marker you have used. Each book comes with 7 Crayola Markers, but only one unlocks the special virtual reality pictures. With the two colouring books we had to review, the red marker unlocked the magic in Mythical Creatures, and it was the yellow in enchanted forest.
Once you’ve found the special colour you need to simply scan it in the Colour Alive app. Then you can scan in your colouring pages and watch as the pictures appear to come alive.
Annoyingly at the moment it seems that the app is having a few problems on certain devices with scanning the coloured in pictures. However if you scan an uncoloured page and then colour it in the 4D effects will work.
Once we figured things out and released that our virtual dragon was located in the “my saved stuff’ section, we got to work taking some virtual selfies with our works of art.
Even Harry the cat got involved.
To celebrate Colour Alive being at the Gadget Show Live there’s actually a competition running this week, for the best Colour Alive Selfie with an amazing prize.
If you have a Colour Alive set you can enter by tweeting #colouryouselfie and your picture, and if you get to see it at the show you can try it out and enter there.
Disclosure: We were sent some Colour Alive sets by Crayola to review. All opinions are my own.