It looks like Crayola is going to ship a stylus for kids, courtesy of Griffin Technology. The stylus is called an iMarker and Griffin has this to say about it:
Like a marker, crayon, pen, and paintbrush in one, iMarker creates favorite Crayola colors within the ColorStudio HD App. iMarker safely interacts with iPad’s Multi-Touch display, allowing the ColorStudio HD app to differentiate between the child’s input (fingers, swipes, etc.) and the iMarker automatically. This allows intuitive, creative play that brings the accuracy and ease of a stylus but, for the first time, allows the user to both manipulate the creative space and color, without having to toggle the app between modes.
It’s interesting that the pen has different capabilities than a finger. I wonder how they are accomplishing that? Hopefully Griffin will deliver something like this for creative professionals. I’ve been wanting a good stylus for a while now and even went so far as to fashion my own from a Sharpie. Fingers crossed.