Print This Post

Innovative New Products from Crayola

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 28, 2012 · 12 comments

It hit me recently that while I'm typically not very brand loyal for most products, when it comes to school supplies, I am very loyal to the tried and true products I used as a child. In fact, I'm even willing to spend more on these trusted brands. Bic pens, Elmer's glue, Fiskars scissors, and of course, Crayola crayons are all products that I seek out to fill my kids' school supply boxes.

Besides producing quality products, I really love that Crayola is always looking for fun and innovative ways to inspire kids' imaginations. They recently sent me a couple of their new products to try out -- their line of dry erase products and their Wild Notes products.

Dry erase markers and boards have been pretty boring up until now. But Crayola has changed all of that with their new line of dry erase board and colorful markers -- plus they also now make dry erase crayons!

What's so special about dry erase crayons? Let me count the ways... They erase cleanly and easily and are completely washable (unlike regular dry erase markers which have ruined more than a few of my kids' clothes). They don't require caps (which my kids never replace anyhow). And then there's my favorite feature -- you can use them on windows and mirrors, which will make for fun holiday decorating!

Find more suggestions for how to get creative with dry erase crayons on

I loved writing my notes and schoolwork in non-traditional colors when I was in school -- and I'm pretty sure it drove my teachers nuts, lol. Well, Crayola has taken note-taking to the next level with their new Wild Notes line.

When you write on the special Wild Notes paper with the included pen, it shows up in wild rainbow colors. My kids went crazy for these, and I'm pretty sure they'll be driving a whole new generation of teachers a little nuts with these. I'll be keeping the cute sticky notes for myself though. I'm looking forward to tucking little inspirational notes into my kids' lunches and folders with them.

Both the Crayola dry erase and Wild Notes products can be found in Walmart stores now!

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own -- always have been, always will be.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Patti July 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Whatever you do don't bring the dry erase crayons into your car. They melt way to easily & make a BIG mess (just check out my back seat for prof


2 Tara Kuczykowski July 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Yikes -- thanks for the tip, Patti!


3 Jake July 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

I'm a public school teacher. I'm disappointed to see you gloating over the idea of creating extra work for your children's teachers. Most of us spend hours in the evenings grading papers - which we aren't paid for. When students use weird colored ink, just as you imply - it slows our reading quite a bit. It means we have less time to spend with our families. Please be considerate, and if you have a problem with your children's teachers address it professionally with them directly, instead of using passive aggressive methods to annoy them. We aren't the enemy, please don't teach your children that we are!


4 Tara Kuczykowski July 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

Jake, I think you've grossly misinterpreted my intentions -- it was a little tongue-in-cheek humor. I would never teach my children to deliberately annoy their teachers.

For me, using colored inks was a form of self expression. If a teacher told us that we could only use blue or black ink in their class, I respected that and did so, just as I would expect my children to do so.


5 stacey July 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

Jake, It sounds to me like you are upset with your profession and want to take it out on someone. If you don't like your students using colors besides black and blue, why not address this at the beginning of the year and give them consequences for doing so? And I don't see how Tara was being "passive agressive". It's ink, dude.


6 Kristy July 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Do the dry erase crayons from crayola work on any dry erase surface or just crayola dry erase boards?



7 Tara Kuczykowski July 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

They work on any dry erase surface, as well as windows, mirrors, and aluminum foil to name a few other surfaces.


8 Kristy July 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thank you so much!


9 Jake July 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

To clarify - I love my profession. I am just used to coupon blogs being very teacher friendly with suggestions for classroom supply donations, and so on. So it was very surprising to see this post, laughing about how annoy a new generation of teachers.


10 Tara Kuczykowski July 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Jake, it was a joke. I'm sorry you didn't find it humorous, but seriously, it was just a joke.

I've never been anything but teacher-friendly on my site and I always suggest purchasing items for donations, and I donate plenty to our local schools.


11 Lynne July 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

If you don't use the special paper for the Wild Notes line, does the pen write normally or not at all? As Jake fails to see, he would need to give his students this special paper to have these pens work in crazy colors. So, as I see it, Tara is definitely making a joke.

The place my kids would love these is to write crazy notes to each other on the bus. This would be great, because they often come home with writing all over themselves after the hour bus ride.

And I'm going to buy the washable dry erase markers. I've already found two shirts with dry erase marker on them and my kindergartener has only had 7 days of school.


12 Tara Kuczykowski July 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Yes, the pens will only work with the special Crayola paper -- and you can also write on it with a regular pen, of course you won't get the wild colors with a regular pen.


Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Previous post:

Next post: