Friday, August 20, 2010

Crayola Back to School Essentials Pack Review and Giveaway













Hi neighbors,

Crayola and My Blog Spark sent me the next products that I would like to share with you! Crayola is getting GREENER. Not the color green, but they are doing even more to "go green". They are using solar power to make their Crayons, making markers from recycled bottle caps, and using reforested wood for colored pencils.




From Crayola:

"You might have noticed while you were doing your back-to-school shopping that packages of Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils have special icons calling out the way each product is lessening its impact on the environment. These affordable and "green" back-to-school essentials include:
  • Crayola Markers - Thanks to new, innovative ways to manufacture Crayola markers from recycled bottle caps, "black" is the new "green!" Crayola markers will now have black barrels instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a second life to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Plus, switching to black barrels keeps hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
  • Crayola Green 24-ct. Crayons - The quintessential school supply found in virtually every elementary classroom will be made with the power of the sun. More than 26,200 solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year, which equals 60 million 24-ct. boxes. Mother Earth will be smiling down on every forest green, pine green and jungle green crayon that rolls off the assembly line!

  • Crayola Green Colored Pencils - Committed to protecting the rain forests since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood sourced from tropical rainforest or endangered species. For every tree used, a new tree of the same species is planted. The 12-, 24-, 36-, and 50-ct. boxes of Crayola Colored Pencils will be among the first to carry the "Eco-Evolution" callout on their packaging."
My children were overjoyed to receive the Crayola Green Back to Schools Essentials pack. It includes Crayola Green Crayons, Crayola Green Markers and Crayola Green Colored Pencils. My 9 and 13 year old girls love to color, draw and create. My 15 year old son also enjoys drawing. And of course I have to admit I enjoy coloring with the children. During each of my pregnancies I went through a coloring stage with the other children. We would just cudlle up together either in bed or on a couch and share a coloring book to color. As a matter of fact during the delivery of my last daughter, I can still picture the midwife sitting on the floor coloring with my children while I was in labor. The older children still remember that!







While we have been traveling one of my daughters would color a page and then date it and add what city and state she was in when she colored it. Sort of a unique way to remember your travels!




Thank you Crayola for all the fun and memories you have helped to create in our family. And Crayola and My Blog Spark are going to send the winner of this giveaway a Back to School Essentials Pack just like mine.

Mandatory Entry:Tell me in a comment some memory you have of using Crayola, either as a child or as an adult with your children. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 9/3 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

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6. Enter one of my other giveaways and in a comment let me know which one. Only active giveaways, and only one comment. 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Crayola Back to School Essentials Pack for review purposes. All quotes are from the Crayola website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

71 comments:

Busy Working Mama said...

I loved loved loved my big box of Crayola crayons. I moved to teh US in second grade and remember taking such good care of my crayons (where i came from such items were few and far between)

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Busy Working Mama said...

I think it's cool their colord pencils are made from reforested wood.

Mami2jcn said...

We always color when we're at restaurants. It's fun to do that together.

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Ava said...

Hi, I'm a follower, and my girls would love this.

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Barginmom said...

One of my memories of using crayola crayons is putting the small ends/bits & pieces between wax paper and then using a iron to melt them and watching a new picture being created.

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Wow crayola. . . I read about the Solar Farm
Crayola will activate its 15-acre solar farm on August 5.

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Mom2anutball said...

I loved coloring with Crayols with my daughter when she was little. She would get so excited when we got the crayons out :)

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Patricia said...

I remember always coloring on my powerpuff girls coloring book! Aww the memories :) [I still do color on coloring books but not often]

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Patricia said...

Something interesting is that Crayola has existed for about 120 years!

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Bec Clarke said...

Oh I loved colouring in the margins in my school books, naught I know.

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Blanca said...

I remember my child drawing some funny people with her crayons. She would point at it and say "Mommy, It's you." cute memories (=

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pixie13 said...

I remember taking all of the crayons & melting them into one big crayon.

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Shelly said...

I love doing Color Wonder with my daughter - she gets so excited as the designs appear

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dyxymom said...

I too love to grab a coloring book and sit on the living room floor with my four year old. Trying to teach him to stay in the lines and telling him to stay on his side of the book is very enjoyable lol carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

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Jennifer said...

Last week my daughter used the washable (thank heavens) markers and colored all over her body jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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Sandy S. said...

I remember using Crayola crayons in Kindergarten on aluminum foil with something hot so the wax melted...I'd love to try this with my son, I thought it was so neat when I was little!

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Anne said...

I loved coloring growing up, and now that Iam older and babysit, I color with them and still love it.
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justicecw said...

My favorite Crayola memory is the first time my son used the color wonder finger paint. He thought it was magic! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Stephanie said...

I remember watching a Crayola factory tour on Mr. Rodgers and being so fascinated.

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Haydensmommy05 said...

I remember when I was a little girl I would go to my grandmas house to be babysat and she would have this crayola tin she had the crayola crayons in and it would be under the couch and the first thing I would do when I got there would be to get out the coloring books and crayons!
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Crayola went green! they have a 15 acre varm with 26,00 solar paels!
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katychick said...

the memory i have of using markers as a child is making my dad an over the hill sign for our front yard :)
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Amanda said...

I loved getting the Crayola telescoping crayon tower for my boys - I think that I liked having so many colors more than the boys did!!
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Amanda said...

I LOVE the printable travel games on their website!! I will be printing them out for our next car trip, especially the License letters game!
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Burcu said...

I like to watch my nephew coloring and drawing things

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