Hi, I’m YoungMommy, and I’m a Crayon Snob

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 13, 2009

As a homeshool mom, I am constantly on the lookout for toys that offer value in several different ways. Couple being a homeschool mom with hard economic times, and the need to find the best value is even more important.

Crayola has been a trusted brand that has always provided true value to our activities. In fact, I’m kind of a Crayola snob. No, really! I will only use Crayola crayons and will not buy any other brand for my kiddos. You know the crayons that the kiddos get at restaurants with their kids’ menus? If they’re Crayola, they come home with us. If not, my kids have to leave them behind! I know, I can be a mean mom!

Coloring is one of those activities that keeps my kiddos occupied, day or night. Today they were introduced to a new way to color… They spent a good chunk of the late afternoon decorating our sliding glass door with Crayola’s new Window Crayons. And then Noah decorated his face and tummy with these super creamy crayons… But, it was cool ’cause the creamy color washed right off!

The Window Crayons are part of the brand new line of items that Crayola released this Spring, with the majority retailing for under $10. But it’s not only price that has made the Crayola aisle the number one in-store destination for gifts under $25 – it’s also the belief that parents are providing children with the tools to power their imaginations and enable endless everyday play.

Speaking of endless play, you can enter to win a box of all of the new Crayola goodies below, worth over $80!!



*Crayola Beginnings Baby Slide & See
*Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler
*Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers
*Color Surge Camp Rock
*Crayola Sidewalk Crayons
*Pip-Squeaks Colored Pencils
*Pip-Squeaks Glitter Glue
*Crayola Color Switchers
*Crayola Window Crayons


Here’s how to enter:
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  • Leave me a comment on this post, by 9pm on April 30th, letting me know which of the Crayola products above you are most excited to introduce to your kiddos. (You can click on the pictures to see a better view, with a description and the price.)

  • You may enter a second time by telling me all about your kiddos favorite passtime. Do they like to draw their favorite animals on the sidewalk? Or perhaps they enjoy fingerpainting… I would love to hear about whatever it is they like to do.

  • For additional entries feel free to grab my button and place it on your sidebar, send a tweet, or leave the link to this giveaway on your blog or Facebook page. Be sure to leave me a separate comment with a link to your blog, tweet, blog or Facebook page.

  • You may also subscribe to my blog feed for yet another entry, and leave me a comment saying you did so. You must remain a subscriber during the entire duration of this giveaway.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comments.

For craft ideas, coloring pages, and even some great resources for parents AND teachers, check out The Official Crayola Site.

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Kristie April 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Lately my kids have been lovinv playing with play dough! My daughter likes to pretend to make cookies and my son likes to have us roll up balls so he can smash them! LOL!

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Kristie April 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Your button is on my blog:
http://kristiesnotes.blogspot.com/

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Kristie April 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm

I’m a subscriber.

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Kristie April 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Your button is in my sidebar.

http://kristiesnotes.blogspot.com/

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Sharon Seneker April 28, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Mishia April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm

The 64 count box of crayons! There’s so many great colors

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kim v April 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

The tub time tracers would be cool.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Christine April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am

I think my son would love the window crayons….it would feel like he was doing something forbidden!!! thanks for the chance!

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Christine April 29, 2009 at 10:19 am

My sons favorite pastime right now is drawing with chalk on the driveway. WE have this cool stencil thing that he uses. Thanks!

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Jennifer Hedden April 29, 2009 at 10:56 am

the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers

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Mark Nason April 29, 2009 at 11:03 am

It’s not on the list but we just tried the Crayola 3D Sidewalk chalk. It’s so much fun!

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Deanne S April 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

We love to do sidewalk chalk and I own several of the sidewalk chalk activities (3-D and the rake) I’d love to add the sidewalk crayons to our collection!

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Kat April 29, 2009 at 12:02 pm

The Window Crayons look like SUCH a fabulous idea!! My boys would love them.

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Kathy Scott April 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

My kids love Glitter Glue

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Cynthia Sheeks April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Hello fellow crayon snob! I am most excited about the window crayons. My six year old/budding artist would just LOVE a new place like a window for her artwork.

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Darcy April 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I would like to introduce the Crayola Window Crayons. They sound like fun and something the kids would really enjoy!

Many thanks for the chance.

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Darcy April 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

The kids favorite pasttime is reading and making cards with lots of color and glitter!

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Darcy April 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I am a subscriber. Thanks!

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Paula H April 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The Crayola Color Switchers look like fun!

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Paula H April 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Mine like to draw and write things on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.

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Paula H April 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

subscriber

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christopher h April 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

we’d love the Crayola Window Crayons

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Crystal F April 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

My girls would enjoy the window markers. Thank you!

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Crystal F April 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

My oldest daughter loves to draw. She would draw all day if she didn’t have school or softball. My youngest likes to take my order. lol She also enjoys drawing and painting. Thank you!!

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Heather M April 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm

My daughter would love the ta-doodler, OR the Window Crayons! Thanks

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Heather M April 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

My daughter loves coloring and Finger Painting! She loves them both equally! Thanks

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Julie April 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm

My sons would love this.

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Jammie April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I would have to say the window crayons they look awesome

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Debra F April 29, 2009 at 6:09 pm

My kids love to draw on the sidewalk and the driveway, so I think they would like the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons. Thanks for the giveaway.

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stacy April 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm

We are crayon snobs too!!!the kids would love the window crayons…they would not only be occupied but they wouldget such a kick out not being told no!!!

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stacy April 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

My kids love to color….its their favoite…when our littlest was in the hospital they colored for us everyday we were gone….now thye are such little artists….they love to make pictures and cards for all the family and mail them….

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Terry C April 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

The Crayola Color Switchers look like lots of fun

braaisjo at gmail dot com

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Gabriel J. April 29, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I like Crayola Color Switchers.

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Chrysa April 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

The Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler looks super fun!

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Chrysa April 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I tweeted your giveaway! (My Twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy)

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susan April 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm

i would love to introduce crayola sidewalk crayons.

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Sherry R April 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm

My kids would love the Crayola Window Crayons!

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Sherry R April 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I subscribe in Google reader.

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Kathy S April 30, 2009 at 12:21 am

The Tub Time Tracers would be a lot of fun for my granddaughters who really love to play in and enjoy their bath times!

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Kathy S April 30, 2009 at 12:23 am

My granddaughters favorite artistic pasttime is to use glitter glue, construction paper and markers to make cards for their friends and family.

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Sonya April 30, 2009 at 12:23 am

I’d love the Sidewalk Crayons!

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Sonya April 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

My kids LOVE to draw (on anything, which is the main problem!)

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Sonya April 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

I have your button on my blog!

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Sonya April 30, 2009 at 12:25 am

I subscribe to your blog!

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vivian April 30, 2009 at 1:22 am

crayloa window crayons

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kathy55439 April 30, 2009 at 5:13 am

I used the Crayola Color Switchers at an Early Childhood contfrence and loved them…….

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Danielle April 30, 2009 at 6:26 am

The window crayons are what I’m really excited about! We have a big sliding glass door and it would be the perfect “canvas” to use these on. Plus, it would make a great rainy day activity!

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Danielle April 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

My boys are really into drawing cars right now, especially dragsters.

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Sarah Stern April 30, 2009 at 7:44 am

I think my son would love the Window Crayons.

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Suzie Lockhart April 30, 2009 at 8:16 am

I am most excited about the window crayons. Thanks for the opportunity.
susan dot lockhart at gmail dot com

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Suzie Lockhart April 30, 2009 at 8:16 am

My son enjoys spending his time drawing and coloring with all types of markers.

susan dot lockhart at gmail dot com

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wendy wallach April 30, 2009 at 8:29 am

the sidewalk crayons sound the most exciting.

madamerkf at aol dot com

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Steve Scott April 30, 2009 at 9:23 am

My kids love to create with the glitter glue.

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Paula Harmon April 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

The window crayons sound fun because I can’t tell you how many times my Chubby-huggy has taken a marker or pen and tried to write on the windows and walls! I wanna try them too. I bought dollar store window markers recently, and they were terrible. Garbage!

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Steph April 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

I think my kids would enjoy the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons the best. Its a great time of the year to get out and brighten up the sidewalks.

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Brooke April 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

For lil kiwi it is the Crayola Beginnings Baby Slide & See I am interested in and for Wee Man those Crayola Window Crayons would be great for days when it’s rainy or too hot to be outside..

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Brooke April 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

Wee Man loves to draw shapes… He’s still learning but paper and sidewalks get covered in colorful shapes… hehee

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TRACY HEYER April 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

The kids like the Crayola sidewalk chalk!

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TRACY HEYER April 30, 2009 at 11:00 am

They like to draw on the sidewalk with the sidewalk chalk.

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Marie April 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

The Pip-Squeaks Glitter Glue would be a big hit in our house! :-)

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Marie April 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

My daughter likes to draw complicated pictures of houses and animals on the driveway. My son just likes to mix colors together and see what happens!

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Charity S. April 30, 2009 at 11:44 am

Crayola Sidewalk Crayons. My son would get hours of play outdoors.

Thanks

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Dan April 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I’m most exicted about the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons, my kids love these kinds of things

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carol~ April 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I like Crayola Sidewalk Crayons and think Racjhle would love these since she loves going outside!

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carol~ April 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Rachel is only 2 but she loves when we play with Play Doh and make “noodles” and also when we draw with a pen or with crayons.

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Rhonda Clemens April 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Renee Turner April 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm

My son would love the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers.

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Pauline M April 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My son would love the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers. He is always mixing up some type of “formula” in the bath using the shampoo, soap, and whatever is available in the bathroom. This would be a great addition!

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Jovita April 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

The Tub Time Tracers!! YAY!!
Its always fun in the tub !

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Jovita April 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Kiddos fave pastime is playing bball and using sidewalk chalk!!

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Lori Z. April 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

The Window Crayons–I think they’ll be more opaque than their Window FX markers!

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Lori Z. April 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Bike rides and walking are what we do the most, but I’m always armed with crayons in the purse for things to do when we’re out and about!

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Erica Kahn April 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

The Tadoodles. I think all 4 of my girls would like this. I would love to introduce this to my 16 month old.

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ktanjatk April 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler. My niece would love it :)

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Suzanne Lewis April 30, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Tadoodles!

txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

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Tammy Darling April 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I know my kids will like them all, but I think Crayola Color Switchers will be a big hit.

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Amy S April 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I would love to try the tub time tracers. We love bath time

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dani April 30, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I love the window crayons. What a great idea and fun thing to do especially on a rainy day.

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jjean April 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

The Baby Slide & See is the one I would like to introduce my kiddos to. Thanks!

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Leigh Nichols April 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm

The sidewalk chald looks like fun :)

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Lauren April 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I really like the Crayola Window Crayons.

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Lauren April 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

My kids like to draw in coloring books.

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Lauren April 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I subscribd to your feed.

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Gianna April 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I love the The Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler :)

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