Back to School with Crayola Art Supplies
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Back to School, for us, always means new school supplies. You know, the typical ones: pencils, erasers, notebook paper etc. Our school supply list has always (in my 16 years of BTS shopping) included Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils. The teachers specifically ask for these because they know they are the best quality, will perform uniformly, are generally washable (those are always labeled “washable”) and will last the longest. I know they last because my children have been consistently bringing them back at the end of the school year and adding them to our container of old crayons to use during creative time at home.
photo courtesy of Wal-Mart
When Crayola asked if I would go shopping on their dime and show off my Crayola haul I was ecstatic. Yes, the children have been bringing home their used Crayola products at the end of the school year, but there is just something about using fresh/new art supplies that get the creative juices flowing.
I scoured the ads and compared them to the amount of time I had to shop. If had had several hours to store hop I’m sure I could have maybe even doubled my score, but without the time to spare I went to the store with the most/best deals on items I could use… Wal-Mart. (I added a couple of items in later that I found on clearance at our local Target as well)
Because Ethan is still home during the day with me I decided to shop for arts and crafts items that he and I could do together. I, of course, picked up a few duplicates for Emma… but Ethan was my main thought when shopping this time.
Here is a quick breakdown of what we bought:
- I initially was going to buy him the .50 box of crayons that I also purchased for Emma to take to school but decided on the larger box when I saw what a great deal it was. This will allow for more creativity (I hope).
- I was also going to purchase the same $1.99 washable markers that Emma got but noticed the fabulous deal on the washable pip squeaks markers (they are about half the size of “normal” markers) that came in it’s own carrying case. There were more colors to be creative with and they store neatly (and together) when not in use. Bonus!
- I went for variety again and grabbed the 50 count box of colored pencils.
- I purchased the typical watercolor paints as well as a box of watercolor colored pencils & a package of paint brushes. The children color normally with the colored pencils and then “paint” water over them to create a watercolor look.
- I purchased a marker & watercolor pad for each child as well as a coloring activity book for each.
- Ethan is still struggling with the alphabet and numbers so I picked up an Alphabet & Numbers pad as well as a floor activity pad.
- Construction paper is a must for cut and pasting. Just this week they made several colorful fans to cool themselves off with outside.
Everything pictured above came in at just around $50. That is an amazing steal for the fun, learning and creativity that is going to flow from these items. I already have a stack of artwork from my Emma started on the clip on the fridge.
Ever wonder what makes Crayola stand out? Here are some key reasons why we them:
-Crayola’s washable markers are the World’s Most Washable
-The classic markers and colored pencils are preferred by teachers
-Crayola colored pencils are made with reforested wood
In addition to back-to-school essentials like crayons and markers, Crayola also has a few new products to keep an eye out for:
- SuperTips Washable Markers Kit
- This super-colorful collection of Crayola Super Tips Markers and paper includes 65 pieces in a durable, portable carryall case.
- Twistables Colored Pencils Kit
- This “twisted” colorful collection of Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils and paper includes 65 pieces in a durable, portable carryall case.
- Wild Notes Black Notebook
- Older kids and even young adults can have fun infusing color into note-taking as they head back to school.
- Wild Notes Black Journal
- A smaller 5”x7” size is perfect for taking notes, keeping a personal diary or writing colorful ideas.
Connect with Crayola:
ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a $25 VISA GC to buy their own Crayola art supplies!
This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2013.
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