Back to School with Crayola Art Supplies

Back to School with Crayola Art Supplies

The Crayola product, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Crayola.

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.

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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.

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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 Red heart 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

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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.

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2013.

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Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    I like the 65 piece twistables in the portable case

  2. Bob Ding says:

    pick this single dad

  3. rene duckworth says:

    I love that they have so much associated with the wild notes line, can’t wait to get some for my daughter , she will love it! !

  4. Jessica Cox says:

    Dry-Erase Light-Up Board looks cool

  5. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the Melt ‘N Mold Factory!

  6. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the Dry-Erase Light Up Board!

  7. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want the Twistables Colored Pencils Kit

  8. Tabitha P. says:

    i love,love,love crayola crayons.
    I used them as a kid and now so does my daughter.

  9. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Color Explosion Glow Dome looks like fun, comments not going through again…ugh

  10. Kate F. says:

    I like the dry erase light up board.

  11. Susan Christy says:

    Want to try the paint brush pens

  12. Tracy Robertson says:

    I think the Marker Maker is pretty neat. It’s something to be really creative with!

  13. Lisa B. says:

    I really like the Premier Art Set! We love Crayola products 🙂

  14. Skye Moyer says:

    I love their Doodle Magic products!

  15. Jessie C. says:

    I like Dry-Erase Travel Pack

  16. Derrick Johnson says:

    My niece would love the 96-count CRAYOLA Colors Box.

  17. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like the new Dry-Erase Marker Board Set!

  18. Jenny Lloyd says:

    we love the twistables colored pencils for traveling, to take to church, etc. and i am loving the twistables colored pencils kit – going to have to look out for that

  19. ReggieMann says:

    I like the Sleepover Party Case

  20. pinky sade says:

    i like the washable dry erase marlers

  21. Maralea says:

    The dry erase board would be perfect for my grandson!

  22. Jammie says:

    being home schoolers I love that they have a craft section.

  23. Julie Wood says:

    I really like the Dry Erase Washable markers

  24. judy gardner says:

    i like the marker maker

  25. Cynthia R says:
  26. Fawn H says:

    I like the Color Wonder Glitter Paper, Disney Fairies

  27. laurie nykaza says:

    Digital Light Designer

  28. Racquel S says:

    I didn’t know that they had an inspiration gallery! Fun to look through

  29. Carol says:

    I like the Dry-Erase Light Up Board.

  30. Lisa Brown says:

    I liked the Melt ‘N Mold Factory kit

  31. soha molina says:

    I like Rainbow Rake!!

  32. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and I really like Crayola DigiTools Special Effects

  33. Lisa says:

    i love that they have erasable colored pencils now!

  34. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the Crayola Color Wonder pads.

  35. Elena says:

    I like the Dry-Erase Light Up Board

  36. Amanda Hoffman says:

    Washable Dry-Erase Colored Pencils sounds interesting

  37. Angela McKinney says:

    The washable dry erase board is something I like

  38. Kimberly Snyder says:

    I like the lightup board…but I love all crayola products

  39. Cindy B says:

    Totally dig the create2destroy sets my kiddos would LOVE them

  40. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite Crayola product is their Telescoping Crayon Tower.

  41. Amelia Perkins says:

    I must try the wild notes journal for my daughter- it is wonderful!!

  42. Pam O says:

    I really like the See-Thru Light Designer

  43. Kerry G. says:

    The Rainbow Rake looks like a lot of fun!

  44. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I love the photo mix and mash!!!

  45. Yesenia says:

    I like the Dry Erase Activity Workbooks!

  46. Katie says:

    I’d love to try the 3D sidewalk chalk with my daughter

  47. Sherry Compton says:

    My grandson would love the Create2Destroy products. I didn’t even know about these. Lots of new cool products.

  48. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I think my niece would like the My First CrayolaWashableMusical Rub-ArtStation

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  49. cassie says:

    the washable dry erase markers would be great for our chore chart

  50. Bud L says:

    Love the idea of Erasable Colored Pencils for my son. He loves them but must create new art a mistake is made

  51. Patty Broderick-White says:

    Washable Dry-Erase Colored Pencils

  52. Melina Pereyra says:

    I love the washable crayons!

  53. kolpin says:

    love the idea of paintbrush markers!

    rafflecopter: daniel

  54. Kim Reid says:

    I like the Crystal Effects Window Markers, thanks!

  55. Tara says:

    Washable
    Dry-Erase board set looks cool!

  56. Dana Sharp says:

    Crayola makes triangle crayons, now maybe my babe can color!!

  57. judy gardner says:

    toasty sketchers

  58. Teresa Thompson says:

    Pop Art Pixies Color Glow Lamp

  59. christine jessamine says:

    I like the Digital Light Designer

  60. I like the color wonder light up globe

  61. I like the color wonder glow dome

  62. Lisa L says:

    I like the Mini Twistable Special Effects Crayons!

  63. trixx says:

    I like the Count Twistable Colored Pencils

  64. JoBeth says:

    I like the melt n mold

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