Tika Kids Makes a Great Take Anywhere Bag: Review & Giveaway

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by Jody Halsted

Sometimes keeping organized can be a lesson in futility. Especially when it comes to drawing and coloring supplies and children. When I was crusing etsy one day I found a great shop called Tika Kids that makes Crayon Bags. These fun and hip little bags have little “pockets” on the outside of the bag- specially designed for a couple of pencils and 8 crayons.

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The bags are made of heavy weight cotton and vinyl so they will hold up. The strap is short (17.5″) which makes it ideal for tots to tote. And, possibly the most essential fact, they are machine washable!

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You can see that it is nicely sized for children (bag measures 11” x 10.5” x 2”) and the vinyl adds a nice bit of shine to the bag (which my daughter noticed right away… “Oooh, Mom,it’s shiny!)

We tucked dry erase markers in our bag because inside is a wonderful magnet/activity board. This multi-functional board is edged with fabric (ours is matching vinyl) to cover any sharp edges and can be used as:
**a drawing with dry erase markers – it wipes right off! (SRX makes a great mini dry erase marker and they look much more attractive than the tall markers I had on hand this morning!)
**a surface to draw on paper
**a travel board for Magnetix®
**a magnetic puzzles and games board
** Tika Kids also sells magnetic puzzles and dry erase marker/eraser combos

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Don’t feel left out if you have boys, either! There are lots of bags featuring dinosaurs, frogs, golf and nautical designs.

The slogan at Tika Kids is “creative items to keep your children quiet as mice”. Not only will this be a great item for any travel we do but we will also take it along to restaurants and doctor appointments and use it during “quiet time” when my daughter doesn’t want to nap but I must have a bit of time to myself. Oh, yes, these little items will be getting a lot of use!

(edited to add: this was so popular we bought another set for my youngest daughter. We absolutely love these bags and get so many comments/compliments on them wherever we go!)

Pricing: bags are $15, magnetic boards are $10, puzzles and other items begin at $4.50.

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Want to win one?
Tika Kids is offering $25 to one lucky reader to spend on her etsy shop. That’s enough to buy a bag & board! Plus she has some stuff on clearance! To qualify visit Tika Kids and leave a comment telling me what you would spend the $25 on.

For an extra entry subscribe to Have Kid Will Travel via email (you can do this near the top of the page in the right column). Leave another comment telling me you did so.

For a third entry either blog or twitter this contest. Leave another comment with the blog link or your twitter id so I can confirm this entry.

US entries only, please.

Only three entries per person, please. Make sure I can easily find an email to contact you; I will not search for one. Contest ends January 30 at 11:59 pm. I will draw the winner Saturday, January 31. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear back from the winner within that time another winner will be drawn.

** Note: The TSA agent at my airport said they wouldn’t let the board on a flight. But when I asked Tika Kids I was told that her niece had flown with one… I suppose it depends on your agents. Take it on a flight at your own risk.

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  1. I would get the dino crayon bag and two of the boards on clearance for my two boys (they could share the bag).

    ecaria at hotmail dot com

  2. This is the best giveaway ever! My son colors constantly, and always wants to bring coloring in the car. I would get the froggy bag, the board, and either the wipe off markers with robot eraser or the soccer puzzle.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!!!

  3. OOOOOHHHH the Brown and Pink Paisley Crayon Bag is ADORABLE!!! Zoe will love it when she is older!! I would match it with the Pink Magnetic Board.

  4. I would get the Hip Garden crayon bag and the Jesus puzzles on clearance.
    Thanks for the entry
    Tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com

  5. i would get the Hip Garden Crayon Bag and the Mr. Plaid Tan Bag!
    wonderfullymade729 at gmail dot com

  6. I’d pick the dino bag and the yellow magnetic board! My son would have so much fun with this 🙂 It’s such a clever idea!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  7. I’d go with the Paisley Crayon Bag and the Pink Magnet Activity Board. Thanks for entering me.
    unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

  8. Wow! They have amazing product at amazing prices! We’d get a dino bag and the blue magnet board. Thanks!


  9. love the dino crayon bag and the red board!

    I’m having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I’m chosen as the lucky winner!!!

  10. This is great! I like the denim & froggy & dino bags – so I'd have to let my little guy pick his favorites… I'd also probably get the purple magnentic board.

  11. I love the Froggy Crayon Bag for my niece, Hannah, and it’s on CLEARANCE! So I can also select the Paisley Crayon Bag for her sister, Emma.

    Wonderful goodies. Thanks!

  12. I would get the Pink and Plum Crayon Bag and the Nautical (Red) Crayon Bag! Thank you!


  13. I would get the Mr Plaid crayon bag, the royal blue magnet activity board,soccer magnetic puzzle and the Jesus and the Fishermen Magnetic Puzzle

    great giveaway – thanks!

    karla at endikos dot com

  14. I love the aqua magnet board and the blue strip crayon bag. This would get plenty of use at our house — great giveaway! 🙂

  15. Hoping she would still have the Froggy Crayon Bag, and then get a board to go with it! These are a great idea!


  16. I’d pick the Hip Garden Crayon bag and the Froggy Crayon bag, one for each of my kids! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

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