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Amazon has the perfect, mess-free kids' gift — and it's just $13 'til midnight

Kids love art projects, but the mess that usually comes with them can make it hard to psych yourself up for the result. After all, paints and markers have a funny way of getting on everything, and they're not exactly fun to eliminate. Well, just a heads-up: Amazon is running a one-day sale on the mega-popular Aqua Magic Doodle Mat that kids love —it's just $13, and all you need for it is water!

This extra-large doodle mat is a hit with kids — and there's no mess to clean up after!
$17 at Amazon

There's so much to love about this. For starters, all the "coloring" is done by water. Your kids will enjoy the use of one of three included magic pens that are filled with water. Once the pen is full, your child can "draw" all over the mat. Designs show up and then disappear when the water dries — so your child can doodle again.

The mat also comes with stencils and a booklet that demonstrates, step by step, how to do certain drawings.

Kids — and parents —flip over this mat. (Photo: Amazon)
Kids — and parents —flip over this mat. (Photo: Amazon) (Photo: Amazon)

At 31 by 31 inches, this mat has a serious wow factor — and it's big enough for kids to lounge on it while they draw.

Nearly 30,000 Amazon shoppers have given the Aqua Magic Doodle Mat a perfect review, with plenty raving about its ease of use and ability to provide mess-free fun. "We got this for our nephew for his 2nd birthday. He spent hours playing with it before he went home and — bonus — every time he scribbled off the mat or accidentally ran an uncapped marker over my furniture/walls, there were no marks left behind," one happy customer shared.

This Aqua Magic mat offers up hours of mess-free fun. (Photo: Amazon)
This Aqua Magic mat offers up hours of mess-free fun. (Photo: Amazon) (Photo: Amazon)

"I love it because it doesn’t make a big mess on our wood floors," said a fellow fan. "Dries and folds up easily for storing."

Again, this sale is just for today.

All you need to add is water. Then, sit back and enjoy hours of fun!
$17 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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