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:
- Subscribing to our site by email or RSS
- Following Crayola and Inexpensively on Twitter
- Blogging about this giveaway
- Tweeting about this giveaway: Win a free Lights, Camera, Color gift pack from @Crayola and @Inexpensively! http://bit.ly/wc8E3`
For your extra entries to be counted, be sure to leave an additional comment directing us to your entry. Only one additional entry per method (i.e. While multiple tweets are appreciated it, only one will count as a drawing entry.) The contest runs until November 15th at 11:59pm edt. One winner will be notified by email on November 16th (as selected by Random.org).
Congratulations to Elizabeth and PunkinMama—winners of our Kids Eat For iPhone application giveaway!
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.
Hilary (AKA "KYredhead") says
My newest favorite is my 3 year-old in his Buzz pajama shirt and inflatable wings (courtesy of grandma), doing “strong” arms and with a wicked grin on his face.
Hilary (AKA "KYredhead") says
I favorite photo is one of my little boy spreading his arms wide as he tells us how big a dump tuck is. The expression on his face is awesome.
My favorite photo is one of my husband and I dancing at our wedding.
my fav picture right now is of my boys on the back porch in their raincoats and new boots – with HUGE smiles on their faces because they’re OUTside!
My fave photo is one of my baby girl laughing!
My favorite picture is one I took last week of my 4 children together. They are at a playground and all have white shirts on with jeans. I love it because they all just look like “them”, and they are too precious.
Elizabeth Sunset says
I absolutely love this! I also have my crayons for the kids and crayons for me 🙂 I am going to the site now to print my own coloring sheets. How cool is this?!
My favorite is the one of my 3 children dressed in their sailor outfits at easter.
My favorite photo is my little boy trying to put toilet paper back ON the roll. After he unrolled it of course.
I tweeted about the giveaway.
Laura D says
My favorite pic is of my kids sticking their tongues out at each other. It’s a classic. Brotherly love!
My favorite photo is one I took of all 4 of my kids at Acadia National park this past summer… it was my first photo of all 4 of them together and it’s great, they are all happy and smiling and the colors are gorgeous, so vivid! It’s a wonderful memory of an amazing day!
(BTW: I posted about this on Facebook and Twitter, and I follow both you and Crayola on Twitter as well!)
Denise Wilson says
My favorite picture right now is a picture of my son when we went to the State Fair. He loves John Deere Tractors, so we found a huge tractor to take his picture on. He is standing IN THE TIRE, it is so big. Love it!
Denise Wilson says
I am subscribed to your emails.
Thank you for this opportunity to win!
My favorite photo features my husband and our then-3-year-old son playing in the sand at the beach.
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Deidra Floyd says
My favorite photo is of my little girl sitting in her daddy’s lap and they are both fast asleep. 🙂
I have so many favorite photos, but I think my most recent favorite is that of my 20 month old and her “angry face”. lol
I have one of my son at 6 months lying on the bed with his hands behind his head. He looks like he’s “just kickin’ it”.
Katherine C. says
I have a picture of my kids at the duck pond. I love it!
My favorite picture is of my daughter holding her new baby (my grandson).
I’m a subscriber!
My favorite pictures are from the ones we had made at Christmas last year–my niece and my daughter playing and reading books together.
Angel S. says
I love the picture of my boys laughing in the pool. Great memories!
My favorites include one of my daughter at about 6 months in this teeny tiny bikini, and another at about 4 or 5 months, where she’s posing with all her stuffed animal friends all around her, a la E.T. hiding in the closet. I’d love to win this prize!!!
I am following Crayola on Twitter.
Angela P says
My favorite photo is of my son picking apples at the apple orchard this fall.
My latest favorite is my two little ones in their Halloween costumes:)
My favorite photo is of my daughter with devil horns headband on. I was taking a picture of her and she made an awnry face which made the picture perfect.
Brandi H says
My fav is a pic of my little girl playing in the fall leaves. Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite picture is one of my new baby girl, with a cute bow in her hair.
I blogged about this:
Sheila Hickmon says
My favorite photo is one of my daughter and my son when I brought him home from the hospital. She looks so proud to be a big sissy!
Thanks for the chance!
Sheila Hickmon says
Following both of you on twitter as mom2anutball!
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Laura K says
My fav photo is of my husband when he saw our son for the first time. The tears in his eyes said everything!
Tiffaney Hackley says
my 1 year old now 4 seeing and palying in the snow for the 1st time .
I’m kind of a picture freak but one of my all time favorites is of my oldest son and I napping together when he was less than a month old. So precious.
kristine stein says
My favorite picture is our yearly Christmas picture that we take at Huntington Beach on Christmas day.
Kristy Warren says
My favorite photo is of my 17 month old daughter and our dog playing in the leaves that had recently fallen. It is beautifuL!!
Sidni H. says
I have an older picture that I have saved for years of when our daughters were 1 yr old & 3 yrs old. We are at the park feeding the ducks popcorn. A simple day but the girls were wearing similar red dress that looked so amazing in front of the pond on the green grass.
Rhonda H. says
My favorite is my boys, one fully decked out in his hockey gear, the other just wearing his team jersey from his own team, sitting in the locker room together.
My new fav picture is of my son showing off his new teeth!
Sara M. says
My favorite picture is of my husband walking hand in hand with my daugther(2 yrs old) on the beach in Hawaii.
My favorite photos are of our last vacation! Kbroderi@msn.com
My favorite picture is my Husband coming home from first deployment! Our faces are both overjoyed! And you can see the love just by looking at the picture!
My favorite is a picture of my daughter with a huge smile on her face sitting on the floor and tossing the car keys in the air that she had just snagged out of my purse when she was not looking.
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