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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 renee clemons August 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

i still love the crayola crayons and i'm little one is in first grade and often we open a new box just to smell them!!!.....

2 lisa terry August 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

always loved the smell of a new box

3 iffany anderson August 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

My fave memory of crayola was making cards for my mom to put on the fridge! he used to make such a big deal of it and I thought I was greatest artist ever!

4 Jada August 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

My 2 year loves anything and everything CRAYOLA!!

5 Misty August 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I loved sharpening the crayons!

6 Jen August 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I loved using the fine tip markers to write notes to my friends - we'd use a different color on each line, just for fun. . . .

7 Jen August 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I'm a member of your forums, too.

8 Jen August 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I just subscribed to your newsletter - thanks!

9 patty August 26, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I used to take the shavings from the crayons and put them in a babyfood jar with water....
and I LOVED actually coloring with them too.

10 JULIE August 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I use to love to make a design with elmers glue & then sprinkle crayon shavings over it like glitter.

11 JULIE August 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I love crayons!!!

12 Reva August 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Email subscriberplease enter me for the contest.thanks

13 Mishia August 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I remember popping open my box of crayola crayons on the first day of school and coloring my little heart out.

14 Dara August 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I guess Im weird I loved unwrapping them and using the sides to color the whole page and than would take black and cover it and scratch off the black. Always though it was cool to find the "hiden Picture!"

15 Dara August 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I added your button to my blog! Still learning!

16 ktanjatk August 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

My favorite were colored pencils, I loved the smell of fresh new ones. I could draw for hours :)

17 ktanjatk August 26, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I subscribe

18 Kristel August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I'm a forum member

19 susan smoaks August 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm

i love crayola, i used to save up my allowances to get crayola kits to use to make pictures

20 Daniel Jones August 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

my fav memory was drawing the pictures so that i could show them to my parents!

21 Bethany August 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Today I'm a professional artist but when I was a wee little girl, I drew a picture (with Crayola crayons ~ I love them!) of an apple tree, my family, and a dolphin. I've been drawing ever since. Love Crayola! :)

22 Deb August 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Brand new crayons.

23 Michelle August 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Fav crayola memory from my childhood: My brother and I had a giant Christmas coloring book. We each colored one page each Christmas Eve. My mom still has it!

24 sally carter August 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Love, love, love Crayola. I love a new package of crayons even to this day. My daughter is very creative and artistic. She would love some new Crayola products to inspire her!

25 keitadonna August 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I love the smell of new crayons! It was always exciting to get a new box of crayons at the beginning of each school year!

26 keitadonna August 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm

I subscribe to the RSS feed.

27 Maja August 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

i loved colored pencils. i loved drawing women that looked like M.M.

28 Sheila R August 26, 2009 at 10:00 pm

My favorite memory of Crayola is when I was little I used to color pictures with Crayola Crayons and I would go door to door in my neighborhood. I would sell my colored coloring book pages for 50 cents each. People bought them cause I was cute. lol

29 Sheila R August 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm
30 Maja August 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm


31 Maja August 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

already a forum member

32 Ami August 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

There is nothing better than opening a new box of crayons - the smell and the nice shiny points!!

33 Ami August 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I am a member on the forums.

34 Ami August 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I subscribe via email!

35 Melissa Negron August 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

My favorite memory is making crafts with my brother..

36 April Hope August 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm

My favorite memory is decorating my grandpa & grandma's bathroom with crayola crayons, this was before they were washable, with my 3 year-old cousin, I was 4 at the time - apparently we weren't being watched too closely because we made quite a mess of the bathroom walls but my grandma telling the story still makes me laugh to this day! Needless to say my son has followed in my footsteps - but at least they're washable now!

37 Wendy August 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm

My favorite Memory: Helping my daughter collect all the broken pieces of crayola crayons put them on a baking pan that had heart shapes and melting them down into heart shaped crayons she could still use.

38 Michelle H. August 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I loved opening a new big box of Crayolas and using the crayons for the first time.

39 Michelle H. August 26, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I subscribe via email.

40 sara August 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm

subscribed to your forum.

41 DanV August 26, 2009 at 11:22 pm

My favorite memory is drawing with crayons after school

42 Sarah August 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm

We always got crayons in our Christmas stockings and Easter baskets, coloring was always better with a new box of Crayolas.

43 Sarah August 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Your button is on my sidebar.

44 Sarah August 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader.

45 Chrysa August 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I used to looove coloring books and could color for hours.

46 Chrysa August 26, 2009 at 11:41 pm

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

47 Elise August 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I loved coloring anything I could get my hands on.

48 Kathy S August 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

When I was a kid (a long time ago!), I was alway so excited to get a special something for Christmas. It was a 64 count box of Crayola Crayons! We didn't have a lot of toys like the kids do today, and this was something so special that I could call my very own. My brother also got one, so there were no arguments over sharing. Good times...good memories. My 2 little granddaughters have so many craft products, but love their Crayola crayons, markers and glitter glues the best!

49 Aaron August 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Favorite memory is coloring a "window" on my bedroom wall as a little girl b/c I did not have a window. My mom was not too happy about the "new window". Yikes!

50 Gianna August 27, 2009 at 1:02 am

I remember we used to melt old broken crayons into shapes and use them to color :)

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