This is awesome! My 3 year old DD will love it!
Back to school sales will be coming up in August and real Crayola crayons will be CHEAP. Last year I got 24 count boxes for less than a quarter a box. I'm sure the cheap crayons will melt just fine but for coloring, the Crayola are the best. The dollar store ones and even Rose Art are mostly wax and don't have very rich color. They also don't glide on paper very well.
Can you tell we color a lot? We've tried them all and I'm a Crayola snob.