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Crayola Crayons

There seems to be some brands which are just synonymous with kids – and Crayola Crayons is one of them. Spanning the course of 120 years {yes, that long}, Crayola has been the leader in providing fun and colorful crafting projects that keep kids’ imaginations and creativity alive. Let’s be honest here parents, Crayola products also keeps kids very occupied too – which is a benefit in itself. You may have noticed a button on my sidebar that says that I am on the Crayola Mom Advisory Panel. I am happy to have teamed up with Crayola for many features on My Organized Chaos for the next year. And while I am under no obligation to write about the Crayola products that my family tests, this blog is written with the goal of sharing reviews on family-friendly and Mom-approved products. And since I love to help spread the word on the products that makes parenting a little easier – I’m sure you’ll hear a lot about Crayola on a regular basis. After all, it’s a brand that I have supported and trusted, since I was a kid myself.

When you think Crayola, the word ‘crayons’ may be the first thing that comes to mind. Since the introduction of the first box of 8 crayons in 1903, Crayola has grown to currently have over 120 colors of crayons. At least twice a day {and on any given day}, my kids get out their books and crayons and color away. My fridge is always full of completed projects. As well, I credit Crayola to helping keep my sanity on the airplane, during our recent family trip to Mexico. Crayola has a such a diverse line of artistry products, one being their Beginners line. They are intended to spark blooming little artists, and help younger children perfect and master their developmental skills too. One such item is the Washable Triangular Crayons, which is perfect for my almost 2 year old Twins. Not only are they thicker crayons, to help their little hands hold the crayons steady, and lessen the chance of them breaking them. They are also triangle in shape – which guides their hands into that natural writing form. I have noticed, when compared to the narrower circular Crayola crayons which we have, the Twins do have more control over their coloring. No longer scribbling, they are more able to practice shapes just like their big sister. Just like all Crayola crayons, these are non-toxic. Plus, the fact that they are washable is a must when it comes to this Mom!! As we all know, younger kids seem to ‘wander’ when it comes to their artistry.

As fun as pictured coloring books are, my oldest daughter {5 years old} prefers blank paper for her coloring these days. She loves to create her pictures from scratch, allowing her own stories to unfold on paper which is not a predetermined image. This is why she much prefers the Crayola Doodle Pads these days, which is thick {blank} newspaper Paper. With her Doodle Pad being a ‘blank canvas’ sometimes I give her ideas and let her imagination run wild with crayons. For instance, I ask her to ‘draw her favorite animals’, ‘something that happened at school today’ and so on. Not only does this help me know what going on in that little mind, but she is also able to share personal stories too! Whether at home, in school or during travel – crayons are one item that I would have on hand as a Mom!

Coloring with Crayola

So, parents – what’s your favorite Crayola product?

Do your kids have a favorite right now?

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.

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6 Comments

  1. I love the shape of those crayons! Not only would they be great for my 3 year old, but great for my littlest one in another month or two! I hadn’t seen them before.

    1. They also come in packs of 8 and 16 too. I think I may get these from now on, just because they are good for my Twins and my oldest!!

  2. My 5 year old prefers blank pages too. I have some for my 18 month old that come in a round shaped plastic holder. I can’t remember what they are called but it is very easy for her to use.

  3. My 5 year old prefers blank pages too. I have some for my 18 month old that come in a round shaped plastic holder. I can’t remember what they are called but it is very easy for her to use.
    +1

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