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Artistic Inspiration Giveaway: Crayola Creativity Packs

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 11, 2009 · 1,065 comments


New Crayola Crayons were one of my favorite back-to-school supplies as a kid. There was just something about a brand new pack of shiny, multi-colored crayons that inspired me to want to create colorful images of hearts and rainbows and all things sparkly and pretty that the imaginations of young girls conjure up. That waxy scent still takes me right back to the first day of 2nd grade, kind of like the smell of Playdoh reminds me of rainy day fun. . .

I'm so glad that Crayola products have stood the test of time and are now inspiring a new generation of imaginations. And I'm happy to share with you about how you can join in the fun!

Every Tuesday night through the month of August, Crayola is sponsoring "Girls Night Out" on Twitter - the mommy social gathering featuring colorful and engaging discussions on all things back-to-school. Crayola has teamed up with, the creator of "Girls Night Out" (GNO), to bring you the "Crayola Creativitycast." The weekly series of GNO discussions will feature a new topic each week like "Affordable Fun 101" and "Back to School Survival Guide," and all GNO participants will have the chance to win great prizes!

For more details about tonight’s #GNO chat and how to participate, go here.

Don't worry if you've already got plans during these events – you also have the opportunity to win one of four Crayola Creativity Packs right here on Deal Seeking Mom!


The Crayola Creativity Pack includes:

  • 24-ct. Crayola Crayons, the quintessential back-to-school tool that kids love for their vibrant colors.
  • 10-ct. Crayola Markers, with an array of consistent, true colors to complete any task
  • 12-ct. Crayola Colored Pencils, which come pre-sharpened with thick, strong lead made to tackle touch projects and art activities
  • Crayola Pip-Squeaks Colored Pencils and Glitter Glue, which give children big color in a small size and are perfect for jazzing up art projects.
  • Crayola Window Crayons, to help let your little ones transform glass surfaces into instant decorations with bright colors that wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Tadoodles Washable Crayon Buddies, which are colorful little characters that hold a triangular-shaped crayon that twists up when the tip wears down – perfect for little hands!
  • Crayola Color Explosion Black Extreme Surprises, which comes complete with a stencil sheet and two Broad Tip Color Explosion clear ink markers.
  • Crayola Color Switchers, which are dual-ended markers that allow kids to magically change the colors of their drawings with a swoosh of the “color switch” tip.

Crayola makes it inexpensive and fun to inspire your child with a lineup of school tools that are priced under $9 (with many of the school list must-haves priced under $1.00 at retailers nationwide)!


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me your favorite memory of using Crayola products when you were a kid. Easy enough?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(4) Crayola Creativity Packs as described above

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 26th. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Jennifer August 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I subscribed to your blog, please enter me into the crayola giveaway.

2 Denise B. August 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

When I was little, our family didn't have the extra money to spend. One Christmas, I got a 64-count pack of Crayola crayons. I remember how excited I was and how well I took care of those crayons. I also loved the smell of them.

3 LORI August 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm


4 marshelle August 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I subscribed please enter me my kids are crayola yola lovas

5 dawn August 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I subscribed to your feed via e-mail. With 5 kids, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your site and have shared it with many. I would LOVE a chance to win the Crayola pack. I am looking forward to Kmart doubles this week. I will share any super finds!

6 ANI August 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

I would love to win this and pass it on to my nieces and nephews..they're 4, 5, 6 years old..perfect age for Crayola!
Great giveaway, thanks!

7 Tina August 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I too love crayola..I used to love the little sharpener in the back of the box. I loved all the cool colors.

8 Elecia August 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I loved reading all of the crayon colors, I still refer to things as "cornflower blue", "carnation pink", "maize", "burnt sienna" etc...

9 Tina August 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I added the Deal Seeking Mom button to my blog

10 Ashley August 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Lol it reminds me when i would take my crayons and take the paper off of them sharpen 2 or 3 of them all the way down and put them in my easy bake oven and let them melt to see what color i could make lol the things that made us happy when i was a kid!

11 Christine August 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I remember once I wrote all over the walls with my Crayolas. It didn't make for a happy parent, but boy did I have fun!

12 michelle riebeek August 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm

When Crayola put the sharpener in the back of the crayon box. I would sharpen my crayons even if they didn't need it.

13 michelle riebeek August 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm

i subscribe

14 Susan C August 16, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I remember my mom buying my sister and I new Crayolas and coloring books for a long car trip. We colored the whole way!
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15 Kelly August 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I remember getting new crayons and not wanting to use them all at once because they were so pretty and sharp. I'm a strange one.

16 Jen E. August 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm

My favorite was and always will be the 64 box of Crayola's with the built in sharpener! Lemon Yellow, Sea Green & Carnation Pink are STILL my favorite colors :)

17 Elizabeth August 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I just subscribed to your blog and I love it. Please enter me to win the Crayola giveawa! My 4 year old would love it! :)

18 Elizabeth August 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm

My favorite memory of Crayola is as a child I used Crayola markers and finger paints on butcher paper that my mom spread out on the sidewalk to keep us busy during the summer. It was so much fun to be able to write on such big pieces of paper!!!

19 Kristy H August 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

My favorite memory is getting to use the 64 pack of crayons, I was so excited to have so many colors to choose from!

20 Kristy H August 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Email subscriber

21 Kristy H August 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Have your button up

22 Mona August 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Email subscriber. Would love to win this for my 6 year old "artist" granddaughter. Love your site!!!

23 Myladel A August 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Hi, I subscribe to your feed via email. Thanks for a great giveaway!

24 betty r August 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm

My best memory ,or first super one anyway,lol, was in school when one of my teachers shared a trick with crayons where you could get a cool looking bottle,melt the crayons and drop or pour the wax all around the bottle and let it drip down in various patterns.I made my mom one and brought it home to her,protecting it as of it were gold.I have since taught my kids and grands to do this.To this day my bottle i gave mom is displayed proudly (and faded) on top of one of her tables! 35+ years later...
thanks crayola!


25 betty r August 16, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i am an email subber...

26 betty r August 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

added to my blog..thanks again
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27 Jen August 16, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I remember when I was a kid, we use to have a big black lab. I remember my dog always eating our crayons and the next was so much fun for us to see him poop rainbow colors. Sounds gross but I was five.

28 betty r August 16, 2009 at 8:53 pm
29 sandy August 16, 2009 at 9:05 pm

joined the email , please enter me in the crayon contest for my grandsons, 5 & 3 they would just love this package..... thanks your site has help save some money

30 Michelle A. August 16, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I have always loved the smell of opening up a new box of crayola crayons. Our family is planning a trip to the Crayola Factory - how fun will that be!!
Posted to my blog.

Please enter me in the crayola giveaway. Thanks!

31 ILona August 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

My favorite memory as a child were the big boxes of crayons (back then it was the 64 pack). I would sit and color at our dinning room table for hours!

32 ILona August 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I subscribe to your blog via email.

33 April D. August 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Hi I just subscribed to the e-mail newsletter & I would like to please be entered in the Crayola Giveaway... No one is ever to old for Crayola Crayons(I'll share with my kiddos) LoL :o)
Thank you for all the great, extremely helpful info you put on here! Looking forward to start receiving emails!
Wishing All A Very Blessed Day!

34 SmlTwnLdy August 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm

loved the smell of crayons when I went back to school. we always bought crayola. My daughter would Flip if she had this awesome prize pack.

35 Grace Matthews August 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I love Crayolas. I still secretly color calms me down when I'm upset :)
I use to color with my frinds all the time and I can remember one hot summer day when we left my crayons in the window sill and they melted. I was devestated. My dad told me that it was okay because it made one big colorful crayon. It was pretty cool.

36 Shelly Powell August 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm

My favorite Crayola memory is coloring with my sister all the time on my grandma's front porch. Those were the days:)

37 Musings from Me August 17, 2009 at 12:57 am

I always got a large box of Crayola crayons for school. The box had a crayon sharpener. I would arrange and rearrange the colors in different orders.

38 tiana August 17, 2009 at 3:43 am

i use to love caryola i still do love coloring with my kids

39 Patty August 17, 2009 at 6:08 am

I love the smell of a new box of crayolas! and the great big box with the sharpener built right in!!

40 maria August 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

when i was little my mom entered me in a coloring contest. We only used crayola and I won 1st place. I was so proud thanks to my crayolas!!

41 Cindy August 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

I always liked getting the box of 64 with the sharpener in it!!

42 Chri August 17, 2009 at 10:28 am

I remember the 1 time I was allowed to get the 64 pack of crayons! I was SO excited I went home & used all of the new color right away! It sure beat the 8 pack I was used to!

43 Kelli Kramer August 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

I'm a crayon sniffer. I was born one, I always will be one. I've tasted them once or twice also, but that's another story. Great giveaway, and you've got a great response to this one. I hope I get it.

44 Brandy Fisk August 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

My son once colored all over my wall when I was in the restroom with crayons.

45 jade August 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

My favorite memory of Crayola products would have to be around Christmas time, we would color pictures of Santa and different Christmas themed pages. It was so much fun with the big boxes of crayons, I always loved the creative names of the different colors!

46 Kelly Ann T. August 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I got a package of crayola's for my birthday and a huge coloring book. The pages of the book were so big and it took me days to color just one. I loved it.

47 LORI August 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm


48 MichelleH August 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I'm a subscriber via email, please enter me into the drawing.

49 MichelleH August 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm

My favorite childhood Crayola memory is when I would get the BIG pack with the sharpener on the back and search through for the Cornflower Blue. That was my favorite color and I thought it was the most beautiful in the entire pack.

50 Michele August 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm

My favorite memory is all the names - Cornflower Blue, Burnt Sienna, etc...

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