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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beth shepherd April 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm
jayne April 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Im lovin the window crayons!! thanks for a great giveaway!

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Sarah April 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I’d love to try the Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler and the Crayold window crayons!

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Linda Chaput April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm

My kids want the Tub Time Tracers.

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Rosey April 16, 2009 at 6:04 pm
Rosey April 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm
Kathy April 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

My older boys love to color nothing else but cows. The awesome part is, their cows come in many different colors. Unlike the ones that poop 100ft from my house. :-)

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Jendi April 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

My children would love any of those things! They’ve never had anything for coloring in the tub and I think they would really like that.

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Jendi April 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I’m a subscriber to your blog. Yes, I’m back.

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Jendi April 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

My children’s favorite past time right now involves tape. They love to cut and tape. My son will color a flag, train, etc.; cut it out; and tape it to another paper. My daughter went through a whole roll of tape in 3 days.

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Catherine April 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Crayola Color Switchers

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Martha H. April 17, 2009 at 5:40 am

Gotta go with the Window Crayons. They look like a lot of fun.

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Heather April 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm

They all look great but our little ones would really love the Pip-Squeaks Colored Pencils!

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Janet April 17, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler:)

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Kirsten April 17, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Most excited about the Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler

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Kirsten April 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm

My kids are older but my granddaughter is really into Play Doh right now. And coloring with Gamma!

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Betty Nations April 18, 2009 at 5:36 am

These would be perfect for my three younger grandkids. Two of them would love the window crayons and they have a sliding glass door off the dining room. My “girlie girl” would love the glitter glue. My next grandson would love the color switchers (he saw something similar on tv).

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Betty Nations April 18, 2009 at 5:38 am

If you read my above post, you will not be surprized that what my grandkids like to do with me is arts and crafts and board games. Their favorite art projects so far have be dot painting and sand art. Their favorite games have been “Don’t Wake Daddy” and “Guess Who”

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Stefanie Hartman April 18, 2009 at 8:17 am
Ellen C. April 18, 2009 at 8:34 am

The TaDoodler would be great for my son. Thanks for the chance.

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Amy B. April 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

My kids would love the window crayons.

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Amy B. April 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

My kids love to color and play games outside for fun.

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Soha Molina April 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm
Ursula April 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Would like to give them the color surge camp rock. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Yvonne Huff April 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I think the Crayola Beginnings Washable TaDoodles Ta-Doodler looks like a toy my kids would love.

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hminnesota April 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm

my kids will love magic dough.thanks

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SGuzman April 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I think the Washable window crayons would be their new favorite. They love outside chalk but don’t have anything that fun to color indoors. I can see my large sliding glass doors now!

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SGuzman April 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Right now the kids favorite thing to do is play with a set of wooden blocks & build towers or rockets that are quickly knocked over.

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Kathy A April 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

I like the crayola window crayons

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Simone April 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

I am really excited about the slide & see. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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Simone April 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

Right now, our 8 month old son is obsessed with making fart noises – he is so impressed with himself! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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Andrea D April 19, 2009 at 9:31 am

She would love the sidewalk chalk! thank you! hope i win

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Andrea M April 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Love the window crayons…how cool of a mom would I be??

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Andrea M April 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm

We love to finger paint and also paint with brushes on cardboard

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Lindsay April 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers sounds like a lot of fun for those who like bath time like my son

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Sarah Z April 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm

The window crayons sound so cool – I can see different pictures everyday!
Thanks

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Vicki Wurgler April 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

the kids would enjoy the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons

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Toby April 19, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I would love to have the kids try the window crayons = what fun! Coloring on the windows and nobody is upset about it.

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Albert April 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I think we’d like to try the sidewalk crayons

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Marianna April 19, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I think my kids would love those crayola sidewalk crayons now that we live in town and have pavement to draw on!

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Marianna April 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

My kids fave past time is riding their bikes and playing ball in the yard… but they also love drawing on the sidewalk with chalk and sidewalk paint now that we have a paved driveway and sidewalks

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Lorri S April 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I like the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers. I think they would love using these while in the tub :)

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oona b April 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

All the neighborhood girls would love to work together with the Sidewalk Crayons! They spend all summer out there making hopscotch and drawing flowers!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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oona b April 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm

My daughter’s favorite past time is writing and illustrating her own books. She uses tons of crayons and stickers and pens and has fun creating her own characters!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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Selinda McCumbers April 20, 2009 at 5:53 am

I would like to try the Crayola Window Crayons! My son already thinks cleaning the window is great, it would be wonderful to have a reason to clean it for him!

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Selinda McCumbers April 20, 2009 at 5:53 am

My son’s favorite past time is building robots with his k’nex and legos!

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Sara Amos April 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

mine would like the window crayons

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nicole schellhas April 20, 2009 at 8:29 am

I think the window crayons sound really fun! What fun new ideas. My girls are older. But my niece has three little ones. This would be a blast to give to her.. They need somethin to keep them busy! Thanks for the chance!

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Michelle M April 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

I have never seen anything like the window crayons before. I think my toddler would absolutely love them!

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Jennifer M April 20, 2009 at 9:59 am

The Pip-Squeaks Glitter Glue–she loves loves loves glitter glue.

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Becky April 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Window crayons huh>?? That looks pretty cool

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Christy G April 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm

The Window crayons look like fun!!

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Tracy P April 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

I am kinda a clean freak, so my kids would honestly think I was the BEST mom ever if I gave them window crayons and they were able to actually color pictures on the windows. WOW – how amazing would this be for all of us, and I can even draw with them and create our own picture to enjoy from the inside and outside!

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Carol Drury April 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

my grandson would love the Crayola Color Switchers – something new and different!

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Sara April 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm

my daughter would have a ton of fun with the tub time tracers!

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Sara April 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I’m a subscriber.

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Sara April 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I don’t know if this classifies as a passtime, but so far my little girl loves her books and coloring, usually not together, although it does happen on occasion.

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Dawn April 22, 2009 at 1:13 am

i would like to try the tub time tracers.

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Teresa Hoyt April 22, 2009 at 6:25 am

I think my daughter would love the Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler! Thanks for the great contest!

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Becky S. April 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

The chalk looks super cool! I haven’t ever seen such vibrant colors in sidewalk chalk before!

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Becky S. April 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

My little one loves to color! In fact just last night she happen to find a pen and colored all over our couch!!!

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Cynthia Shern April 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm

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Window crayons sound like creative fun. We could have a wonderful time decorating for the seasons. I hope they are easier to clean off than the old soap crayons that they used to make. You know what I’m talking about, if anyone has ever pranked you by soaping your windows.

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Vicky Boackle April 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

i think we would like the window crayons.

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Jennifer M April 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

The baby slide and see would be most useful to us at this time so I’d be most excited about that, but the whole assortment looks great.

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Jennifer Short April 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm

The pipsqueek colored pencils sound really fun!

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Karen Gonyea April 24, 2009 at 6:24 am

Love the window crayons :)

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Maggie poff April 24, 2009 at 9:38 am

My grandkids would go nuts over this prize

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sandra April 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

i am most excited about Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers

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sandra April 24, 2009 at 11:17 am

the kids love to draw in their coloring books

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Shawn C. April 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

We would love to try the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons!!! My children love to draw and color on our walkway and driveway and these sound amazing! I’d love to try them since they are crayons not chalk…;)

thanks!
correaohana at gmail dot com

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Shawn C. April 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

My children love to paint! All kinds, regular paint, fingerpaint, watercolor, sponge paint…you name they’ll paint it!;)

I’m also a crayon snob…found out the hard way that other brands do not even compare to Crayola! I love the quality in all their products, but most of all I love that when Crayola says its washable it really is! Found out the hard way with other brands that may not always be true!

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Shawn C. April 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

i subscribe.

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Anna April 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I would like to win this for my niece. Thanks.

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Christie April 25, 2009 at 3:55 am

I would be most happy to give Color Surge Camp Rock to my niece. She is very creative and all the Crayola products would please her, I know.

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Jessica April 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

The Crayola Color Switchers look really fun, my nieces would be thrilled to create some new artwork with it!

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Jessica April 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm

My nieces love working on their scrapbooks, playing with clay, drawing, painting, and creating collages with fun stuff they find in magazines.

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CaseyDeuce April 25, 2009 at 8:46 pm

The sidewalk crayons look like the ROCK! We were just outside with chalk tonight, my Boug loves the stuff!!

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Rachel April 26, 2009 at 6:33 am

The crayola side walk crayons is what I would most want to introduce to my child because she likes to color and play outside.

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israel y April 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

I like the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers

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amir April 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm

The kids would love the Color Surge Camp Rock. They love to do anything artsy from painting w/ water colors, little kit projects or just making cards.

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catherine copeland April 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I know that my wee ones would just love the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons. Crayola products are wonderful and inspire creativity.

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dianne April 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I’d be excited to have the kids try the Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers. My grand children love to play w/ anything that has glitter.

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Angela April 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I would be most excited to give the Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler to my little nephew, Jackson!

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Janet F April 26, 2009 at 11:35 pm

I am excited about Crayola Beginnings Tub Time Tracers.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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Janet F April 26, 2009 at 11:35 pm

My little grandson loves to color.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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Janet F April 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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Kaye - SandwichINK April 27, 2009 at 5:20 am

I’m with you. As a grandma of 9 grandkids, I ONLY buy Crayola and usually prefer the washable ones! They are wonderful! Because of that, I was immediately interested in checking out Crayola Beginnings Washable TaDoodles Ta-Doodler. Thanks for a fun contest :)

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Kaye - SandwichINK April 27, 2009 at 5:23 am

My grandkids and I love to play ball – all kinds of ball games. We love dodgeball, softball, Awanas PacMan ball tag, hairy ball toss (the kind with the elastic hair all over to make it easier to catch), and have even started playing tennis – on both coasts, no less :)

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Kaye - SandwichINK April 27, 2009 at 5:31 am

One more try to make my grandkids happy :) Just tweeted about it (2 x coz hit send too fast) at @SandwichINK .

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Linda April 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

I would like the Crayola Sidewalk Crayons for my grandson, he loves to draw and I think he would have a ball outside drawing on the sidewalk with these this summer!

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Becky April 27, 2009 at 11:04 am

I’m a crayon snob, too! I think those window crayons are the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time…I fear that my kids (1 & 2) will not realize they’re for “windows only”, though (I’m thinking my previous decision to paint my walls with the super-tough Sherwin Williams paint was a good idea…). My bathroom walls have recovered nicely from the ‘tub crayon incident’, so I think we’re ready for the window crayons! My girls love to use sidewalk chalk (though on the house…so it looks like graffiti…DH hates this…lol).

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Sheila R April 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I think they are all wonderful! Probally the tub time tracers I would be most excited about! Don’t worry I am a snob about things too. Great giveaway!!

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amy delong April 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm

the window crayons and sidewalk chalk is awesome!!

ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

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ky2here April 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm

The tub time tracers look great and the window crayons seem naughty.

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Nancy V April 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

My daughter is a pre school teacher and this would be great for her classroom.

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Kristyn Martin April 28, 2009 at 6:08 am

My son would love the Window Crayons! He likes drawing on windows and walls with regular crayons, so why not use the ones that actually come off?? Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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Marilyn Higgins April 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

The window crayons sounds like fun. Thanks

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Justine April 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

Wow! I want to introduce my kids to those Window Crayons, they would love love love them!

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Jennifer C. April 28, 2009 at 11:26 am

I think the window crayons are great and my kids would have a blast making new creations with them.

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Kristie April 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I’m excited to introduce the Crayola Beginnings TaDoodles Ta-Doodler to my youngest! He would love it!

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