Melissa & Doug Review and Giveaway

Powered by Mom Blog’s daughter reviewed some toys from Melissa and Doug!

We’re also going to share the giveaway we’re a part of for a $150 Gift Card to Melissa and Doug!

melissa and doug pom

Even though we have two dogs of our own my 11 year old daughter selected the Pomeranian stuffie picture above. It’s a nice size, about the same size as a small Pomerania, I’ve seen ones bigger but I know this stuffie is bigger than our real chihuahua Little Zeus :). The first thing my daughter said how cute it was but it needed to be brushed. It’s “fur” was not as neat and straight as the picture above but that’s okay it made it look even more like a real pom!

This Pomeranian seems to find it’s way around the house as I’ve seen it in our living room, family room and as I write this review he (I think can’t remember what my daughter name him) is sitting on my desk watching me work lol. It is quite cute, I like the Beagle one as well from Melissa and Doug.

melissa and doug rainbow scratch art

For more fun we also selected from their site some scratch art boards in rainbow holographic! These are a ton of fun and I can’t believe we hadn’t seen these before! You start drawing with a pen or pencil on the black or white paper depending on which one you get and the picture comes to life in rainbow glitter! They also have it in silver or pink glitter and they normally have it in white scratchboard too. I say normally because I went to go order some and see it’s sold out as it’s so popular and quite reasonably priced too!

Here’s a picture of my daughter with her Pomeranian and Scratch Art masterpiece 🙂

melissa and doug6

There’s lots of wonderful toys and more for children at Melissa and Doug so feel free to go and check it out!

Now for the fun if you want to enter the giveaway go HERE!

About Powered by Mom


  1. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    The Scratch Board Set would be great to keep the kids busy while on a long car ride too! Thanks for the share.

  2. Lily Kwan says:

    Melissa & Doug products look very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  3. They have such a variety of toys for kids! Love this company!

  4. That’s cute, I think my grandson would love that.

  5. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I love their scratch art boards. At Christmas we cut shapes out of them to make ornaments and picture frames 🙂

  6. Christina Strapp says:

    I cannot wait to try the Melissa and Doug toys! Thank you for your review.

  7. Michael Lambert says:

    I have heard some great things about the Melissa and Doug products. I will be checking these out, thank you for your review.

  8. My daughter would love this.. she is so into art.

  9. Brenda B says:

    Melissa and Doug makes the best wooden toys around. I have the puzzle world train sets for the kids. Awesome toys that will last a long time!

  10. awesome!!!

  11. Michelle S says:

    My daughter loves to color and I remember these growing up I know she would like them as well.

  12. I really love the hallographic scratch boards. We used to have a large one for my youngest but did not save for the grandkids. That is one toy we would buy again for this generation. I like that when you have kids and you find a product or toy that is awesome you can find those old favorites still!

    We have sadly had to give up on most stuffies around here. Too many allergies with kids but that lil’ Pom is too cute! My youngest would love as she wants a PomChi someday!

  13. Michelle f. says:

    I love the trunkis

  14. Betty League says:

    All my children and now grand kids love scratch art boards. I like them because they don’t create a big mess and the kids can take them with them in the car. If I get stuck in traffic or have to sit and wait in a doctors office – the kids have something creative and quiet to do. It is funny how my kids used to start drawing and within minutes someone would be watching or helping them with a picture. thank you

  15. Denise Welch says:

    My grand kids love Melissa and Doug toys

  16. These are so much fun!

  17. Awesome review! Thanks a lot 🙂

  18. love your products.

  19. Jessica G says:

    I don’t know who loves doing scratch art more, me or my son hehe

  20. Love Melissa and Doug toys they have so many creative and fun learning toys. Great review, my baby girl would love the Pomeranian and Scratch Art too.

  21. love the boards

  22. I used to love those scratchboards when I was a kid. Glad to see M&D has brought them back!

  23. great toys my must have list is hugh

  24. Stacey A Smith says:

    I love how there is lot’s of different Choices for different types of kids.

  25. Maria Iemma says:

    I can’t say enough about the quality of the Melissa and Doug toys I have purchased for my grandkids.

  26. Gail Williams says:

    Both granddaughters would love the scratchboards and the cuddly Pomeranian dog as well as other quality Melissa and Doug toys.

  27. Kathy Lane says:

    Nice review I like the stuffed dog.I have 3 real beagles myself. I love Melissa & Doug toys.

  28. meegan whitford says:

    My niece and nephews love those scratch art papers

  29. Our play kitchen is filled with Melissa and Doug toys and we love them!

  30. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I really like their toys, they are fun and teaching at the same time. Thanks.

  31. Love Melissa and Doug!

  32. Erica Landreth says:

    I have no complaints on the few melissa and doug toys i have purchased- they are great

  33. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Didnt know they carried any animals like this thought everything was wood lol i guess im late..they have a range of great products.

  34. Kathy Smith says:

    Melissa and Doug toys are great! I am a dog lover, so I like all doggie toys. Thanks for the review.

  35. Nicole Bear says:

    I used to make my own scratch art. I would cover a sheet of paper in different colored crayon, then color with black crayon on top. When you scratch through the black crayon the colors would show!

  36. Cari king says:

    Thanks for the review. I love their products.

  37. Colleen Schilinski says:

    I enjoyed reading your review and plan on ordering from them soon.

  38. Janet W. says:

    They have so many great toys for all ages! My grandson would love majority of these!

  39. michelle e says:

    exciting, what a great idea

  40. Kara Marks says:

    Melissa and Doug have such a variety of toys at their site–I had no idea. Thanks!

  41. Great review!

  42. Wendy Mastin says:

    With Melissa & Doug, you know you are going to get good / quality products.

  43. I like those scratch art boards – cool!

  44. Cathy Jarolin says:

    The stuffed Doggy is soo adorable. I can’t get over how life like it is to a real Pomeranian. The special black paper that shows pretty glitter when you draw is something my 12 yr old Grandaughter would love. She loves to draw..It seems like not only are Melissa & Dougs toys Sturdy,Well Constructed, Educational + Creative..They are Beautiful too! For sure I will be getting some for my Grandchildren..

  45. Mary Ann Knox says:

    I love the arts and crafts products that Melissa & Doug has.

  46. juli guthrie says:

    So many choices of great toys. Love Melissa and Doug’s toys!

  47. vickie allbright says:

    awesome review and great products thank you for sharing

  48. Vikki Cousin says:

    These art toys are awesome, and I can see by you daughters sweet smile, that she enjoys the art items much.

  49. I love that old fashioned look they give to a lot of their toys

  50. Cassandra Huber says:

    The holographic scratch cards are cute. I used to do that kind of stuff in Art class growing up.

  51. Vicky Allan says:

    How cute … I just love stuffed animals and the Art Scratch Board looks like a lot of fun … thank-you for the Melissa & Doug Review. Awesome job. 🙂

  52. Margaret M says:

    Melissa and Dougs Toys are educational and fun!

  53. jeri boss says:

    i would love to win this for my nephew

  54. Hmm I posted but then it said could not find and didn’t post my comment, grrrrr I think these are great toys for older kids, and I’ll be looking into them when my great niece and nephew get older. Thank you for the review 🙂

  55. Great products

  56. I like to purchase Melissa and Doug products for my grandchildren. I especially liked the Trunki that I purchased for my grandson. He gets a lot of use out of it and it’s held up well on many trips.

  57. the dog is cute and the picture is great

  58. Jessica Z says:

    I used to love that scratch paper! I didn’t even know it was available for purchase!

  59. We love Melissa and Doug! We’ve bought so many things over the years for friends and family. I love the scratchboards you tried – what a neat craft idea!

  60. i love how this company has toys for all ages. that is so neat. specially when I am ordering for my grandchildren ( who are various age range) and the toys are so well made. and the price is really good!

  61. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I love how Melissa and Doug toys have a variety of different toys to choose from. I love Artsie things for kids it teaches imagination.

  62. candess phillips says:

    I also want the fold and go barn for my litttle guy, your pictorial was adorable addition to your review. real kids hands on, you could see his enjoyment

  63. candess phillips says:

    Your creativity is as bright as your zeus. I like that you showed the used scratch board, they remindme somewhat of etch a sketch. I wonder if they are reusable in anyway?. I liked seeing the pom, I have used melissa and doug puppets before and they were fantastic, so it doesn’t surprise me that their stuffies are sweet too. Thanks for the review and contest opportunity.

  64. I used to love scratch art, I will have to buy some of that. M&D toys are high quality in general. The puzzle box is great. My little one likes to take the puzzles in and out, a bonus activity! I also love the tool kit, boys and girls like this for a long time, they can do whatever with the tools, they are not restricted to the toy space.

  65. Christina says:

    I love M&D products. The price is right and I love that they use wood instead of plastic on many of their products. I’m really going to have to try out the scratch boards.

  66. Oooh I remember those scratch boards! I kinda want some for myself now haha

  67. Jaime Gutshall says:

    Very cute ! Very real looking! My daughter would love it and I love their products!

  68. Lynn Matthews says:

    i love the life size stuffed animals

  69. I personally do not like the boards, – they do not seems to keep their color long enough, but I also have never bought one from Melissa & Doug. I will have to look for it when I am there next, thanks!

  70. Katie AB says:

    The scratchboards are really neat and the stuffed dog is cute.

  71. we love their toys – from the food boxes, ice cream parlour shop, cookies, puzzles, art supplies, and we love to give as gifts! would love to WIN!

  72. Mary Ann Woods says:

    I would get the folding princess castle.

  73. Rebecca DeCamp Bryant says:

    I love all their stuffed animals also. My granddaughter loved the dolphin and the pug dog. Thanks for the review. This is such a wonderful company.

  74. MD Kennedy says:

    My grandson has practically only M&D toys – they are the best quality, minimal plastic, sturdy and fun/educational. What else could you want for a toy? Also, didn’t know that they had these sweet little ones, too – I want one for myself!

  75. krista grandstaff says:

    We have dogs here as well, and my daughter always goes for the stuffed dogs also…lol.. ( I did it too…I can recall a certain pomeranian dog that was also a radio – he had the knobs on his stomach…LOVED him!!!) The toys here are always so well made and appealing to such a broad range of interests that I haven’t ever lacked for gifts/ideas when I shop with them.

  76. I would like to have a scratchboard for myself!! LOL, I love to draw and doodle.

  77. Brandy Moates says:

    love the unigue look & quality look & of it its very original. we have lots of the train stuff.

  78. Ashley Parks says:

    The dog is so cute!! My daughter is obsessed with dogs.. I know she would love something like that! I love the scratch art too… such a good activitiy for a variety of ages!

  79. Amanda Alvarado says:

    My dd LOVES the dog! I remember actually hand making those boards in HS art class! LOL These look like much more fun!

  80. Love the rainbow art

  81. laurie nykaza says:

    The Rainbow Holographic Scratch Art Board is one of my daughters favorite creative toys to play with at the Dr appointments she would play with it and in the car she would always take it with us. Now my nieces are playing with it too

  82. Allyson Tice says:

    What a great review on some products for the older kids! I loved scratchboards as a child, and am glad to see them around for my kids to try! The Pomeranian looks i think Melissa and Doug do an amazing job of bringing back toys that kids can actually l;earn from!

  83. Dianna Thomas says:

    Awww–how sweet–I could see have the Pom at our house too– our kiddos would love it–kids are so funny–thanks so much for the review and sharing

  84. Amy Walker says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some great toys!

  85. Marisa Johnson says:

    The Rainbow Holographic Scratch Art Board seems very cool. It is something I could see myself playing with. Maybe I’ll have to talk to Santa about getting that for my daughter for Christmas!!!

  86. Tammy Graham says:

    My daycare kiddos of all ages love these boards!!

  87. Fun! I love those scratchboards – I’ve seen some really cool artwork done on them!

Speak Your Mind