If you live anywhere near eastern Pennsylvania, put it on your list for you and your Grands to visit the Crayola Factory located in Easton PA. It’s a trip that will be well-remembered.
Kids can find hours of amusement and the sheer magic of color just infects the whole place. As an adult, I just wanted to sit down and color for an hour…or two.
Recently, Crayola replaced one color (Dandelion) with another (Bluetiful) in the 24-count crayon box.
For retirement, Dandelion went on a farewell tour that you can follow on Twitter. I love how the company brings their colors to life, each having its own personality.
And Bluetiful was named by consumer vote. The company just absorbs you into their marketing, and you don’t mind a bit.
Crayola makes color, not just coloring, fun!
Speaking of crayons (Crayola or otherwise), if you haven’t got a hold of the personality-laden Crayon books by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, you must. These are so much fun to read, and the Grands love them!
I have a copy of my own, and I gave copies to the Grands so, no matter where we are, we always have a go-to read that we can agree on! (The authors say that they are age-appropriate for 3-7 year olds, but my 10-year old loves them too!)
The Day The Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home
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