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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 Jenn S August 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I'm a subscriber!

2 Jenn S August 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I always loved opening a brand new box of crayons that were all nice and sharpened!

3 Ashlee August 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

My favorite memory using crayons was when I was really little and I would draw all over the walls using crayola markers trying to make a mural!

4 Tricia August 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm

When I was 6 years old I was bit by a dog and had to go to the hospital. Shortly after my family went on a trip and I still had stitches. My siblings went swimming which to us was a big deal. My Mom went and purchased me a Barbie coloring book and Crayola crayons. I ended up having one of the best vacations.

5 Sharon Seneker August 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

A favorite childhood gift was a new colloring book and the largest box of Crayola crayons! So many beautiful colors! Thanks!

6 shawna August 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I loved using the Crayola crayons on my Barbie trace thing where you shaded over the templates of Barbie to make pictures!

7 amy delong August 25, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I loved opening a new box of crayons with all those possiblities


8 Sherri B. August 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I bet I filled up a hundred coloring books as a kid! I loved Crayola crayons! The color choices were amazing!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

9 katie August 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I always loved using the crayon sharpener on my 64-pack to make my crayons nice and pointy!

10 katie August 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader :)

11 Molly K August 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I just loved to color. We had so many coloring books.

12 Molly K August 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I subscribe.

13 Hollie August 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I love crayola - they always have such wonderful things to keep kids busy!

14 Kim August 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

My favorite memories were of watching my younger sister create her "masterpieces". She was always the "artist" in the family. My early dreams were for me to write a children's book and she would be my artist. Of course, all had to be done in crayon, using as many colors as possible.

15 prplrush August 25, 2009 at 11:17 pm

My favorite memories would probably involve something that's more along the lines of every parents nightmare lol. I loved decorating walls ;)

16 Denyse August 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I used them in a coloring contest in a food store and I won! I think I was like 6.

17 cheryl August 26, 2009 at 12:18 am

My favorite memory of using crayola crayons was when I was about 4 yrs old and I had the chicken pocks and was so itchy I was covered from head to toe and I wanted to scatch so bad. My mom was going out and she promised me if I didn't scratch my chickenpocks she would buy me a coloring book and crayons. I was so excited and could hardly wait for mom to come home. I had crayons but just a little box. When she came home that night she bought me the new big 64 box of crayola crayons. I could'nt believe it when I opened the box and saw all the different colors. I had to try each color out. To this day I still love to sit down with a coloring book and crayola crayons.

18 crystal August 26, 2009 at 12:53 am

I love that crayola washables actually do come off with having to rub my son's skin raw!

19 Ernie August 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

These crayons would be great for the kids at my daughters day care business!

20 Will August 26, 2009 at 2:45 am

opening a box and always taking them out and reading each crayon colors which some where very fun to read!

21 Kelly F August 26, 2009 at 4:48 am

Coloring with crayola crayons was always so much fun. I remember being really excited when I got the big 64 pack of crayons!

22 Kelly F August 26, 2009 at 4:49 am

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

23 Paula Harmon August 26, 2009 at 7:16 am

I remember my mom coloring with us and I loved when she did that. She was cool enough to put down the duster and spend time with us.

24 Tracey Byram August 26, 2009 at 9:48 am

I liked the first day of school and being the only kid with the 64 crayola box with built in sharpener.

25 Rachel August 26, 2009 at 11:45 am

I had a baby-sitter growing up that would always color with us in coloring books that she brought with her. I used to think she had the most beautiful coloring in the world. She would outline each shape by pressing down on the crayon. The she would color it in lightly. I was so jealous!

26 Rachel August 26, 2009 at 11:46 am

You're on my blog roll at!

27 Catrina M August 26, 2009 at 11:58 am

I remember loving NEW coloring books with new crayons. Especially the big box with the sharpener on the back of it.

Catrina M.

28 Catrina M August 26, 2009 at 11:59 am

You are on our blogroll! thanks!

catrina m.

29 Amy August 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

My mom bribed my with crayola crayons (a big box of 64!) to learn to tie my shoes. It worked and we still laugh about it!

30 Pamela S August 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

My favorite was my best friend and I LOVED to color with crayons. We were both perfectionists about it and would NEVER go outside the lines. To do so would have been blasphemy!! Thanks.

31 Pamela S August 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I joined the forums a while back. I still need to spend some time checking them out as they look great! Thanks.

32 noreb2 August 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

my favorite memory when I was a kid was my brother had to draw us a Christmas tree on a poster board with markers and I was able to "decorate" it (draw ornaments). That was our Christmas tree that year. May not seem like much but it was an ever lasting memory.

33 noreb2 August 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Im a subscriber via email. Thanks!!!

34 Stephanie Anderson August 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I use to love having my mom sit on the floor with me and color. She worked full time so we didn't have a lot of time to do these things!!
I hope I get these and I can do the same with my kids!

35 Allisha August 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

My favorite memory was when it was christmas time and I couldnt have my own tree in my room...So I drew one on the wall. And it turned out very pretty!

36 vivian August 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm

makes these posters ty.

37 emily e August 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

coloring on everything but paper =)

38 emily e August 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I'm a registered user (emilyg91)

39 Gloria August 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I remember coloring with Crayolas when I was about 4 in my coloring books. I would write my name on the top of the picture. The Crayolas smelled so good. That's a good memory!

40 Gloria August 26, 2009 at 2:39 pm
41 Leslie S. August 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I remembe getting the big 64 pack of crayola crayons every year at Christmas.I would always search through my gifts to make sure they were there.Thanks!

42 Gloria August 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm

subscribe email

43 Melanie August 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I loved opening up new school supplies to start a project. Art was always a safe place for me to express myself. There is nothing better than a new box of crayons. I still can't resist picking up a box when I see them on sale.

44 Rachel C. August 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I'm a subscriber!

rachel at giosystems dot com

45 Cary Pleasant August 26, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I am a subscriber

46 Amber August 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I rememeber a kid that I would take forever to draw a tree. I would sit with my big box of crayons and draw the branches and trunk and then I would use all the different greens in the crayons to draw individual leafs switching the greens for different leafs.

47 Amber August 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I’m a subscriber!

48 Steph @ AnnoyinglyDomestic August 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Favorite memory? The SMELL of crayons! Sends me back every single time my boys bring their crayon boxes out. :) And just ' second favorite memory is melting crayons at camp to add color to the candles we were making.

49 Steph @ AnnoyinglyDomestic August 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I'm a subscriber. :)

50 Maria August 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

i hope to win this for my son. i love crayola products ever since i was a kid and my son does too.

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