When my girls heard that My Blog Spark was sending us a Crayola gift pack, they checked the mail every day for a package! However, when the package arrived and I saw how beautiful and perfect the crayons were, I couldn’t bring myself to turn them over to my destructive children. The crayons come neatly organized in a round tote, perfect for sharing (if only I would!). The “telescoping” part means when you pull up on the center, you’ll have 3 rows of gorgeous colors to choose from.
It includes a built-in crayon sharpener, which I distinctly remember being the coolest part of buying the 64-count box. Clearly, I am old school because we have 150 crayons now! 150 crayons? Seriously?! If you thought Crayola would run out of colors, you obviously didn’t factor in glitter. Yes—that’s right—glitter. In. My. Crayons. They are almost too pretty to use. Almost. But, wait—there’s more!
Specially marked packages of 48, 64, 96, 120-ct. as well as the 150-ct. Crayon Tower now include a code for free online access to Crayola Lights, Camera, Color. Here your kids can design and print their own coloring pages. It includes cool effects, fun backgrounds and other creative fun. The best part, though, is uploading your own photos to create coloring pages. My youngest has had a blast coloring pictures of her and our family. She has already asked if I would print a coloring page from this weekend’s birthday party. (Hey, that would be an awesome thank-you note!)
This is our favorite creation so far—we sucked all the color out of the picture of my daughter with 2 of my 2nd cousins at last month’s family reunion. She loves feeling connected to her “new friends” by coloring their pictures. I’m planning to send a copy to my cousins as well. I think they’ll get a kick of out getting mail and having the chance to color a picture of themselves. The only thing I don’t like, really, is that the site doesn’t remember my login from visit to visit. I’m sure that’s some sort of security feature, but I hate typing my information in nonstop (because that’s how often she wants to play).
Now, it’s your turn to play! The website is completely free, but if you want to print anything you’ll need an access code. Of course, I have one for you to try it out! Use coupon code PRT77F3S for a 1-day pass. I’d love if you would share some of your creations on our fan page or on the Crayola fan page! You can also win a Crayola Telescoping Tower and 6-month access code right now—simply leave a comment telling us about your favorite photo! You can earn additional entries by:
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There are numerous products and tools designed to help you live your life. Some will work, while others won’t. Each Tuesday, we’ll share something we’ve tried so you won’t have to spend money until you know it’s worth it! Our selections usually include items that will also save your family money while others will save you time or just make your inexpensive life easier to manage. I received a 150-count telescoping tower of crayons plus a coupon code to try this service for our readers, in addition to the gift package for our giveaway, but the opinion is 100% real.