Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crayola Creativity

On our recent vacation to New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, we had a number of destinations. We spent on day at Sesame Place, one day at the beach and part of a day, on our drive home, at the Crayola Factory.

The kids had a great time at the Crayola Factory. They were able to learn about the history of the different Crayola Factory, but more importantly, they got the chance to explore and create with the different products. They checked out the Color Explosion, Color Wonder, crayons, water paints, modeling clay, glass markers, finger paints and more. We watched a live show, where they demonstrated how crayons are made, labeled and packed for the sample packs and how markers are made.

Everyone had a great time. We even posed for pictures with a giant red crayon and saw the World's Largest Crayon in the gift shop.

With back to school just around the corner, Crayola wants to help you get ready with tips and creative ideas to make the back to school season less stressful and more fun! Starting July 28 and every Tuesday night (9 pm Eastern) 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 Crayola Creativitycast will feature a new topic each week, like Affordable Fun 101 and Back to School Survival Guide, to help you better prepare your kids for the best back to school ever. Tweet the night away with other moms, Crayola creativity experts, and noted mommy bloggers, and get great ideas to help you prepare for the best back to school ever for your kids!

Here's how it works:

Every Sunday through Tuesday, you can RSVP for the party by clicking on the RSVP post on There, you can include your Twitter URL in the link list and see the list of others that plan to participat in the GNO party on Twitter. (In the event that Mr. Linky is not showing up in the RSVP post, please leave your Twitter URLs in the comments, this will allow everyone to know who is participating and follow them.)

Visit each Monday for more information and a custom Tweet Grid for that week´s event.

On Tuesday nights, starting at 9pm Eastern, tweet using the hashtag #gno and chat away.

GNO participants will have the chance to win great prizes.

In addition to the prizes that will be awarded during the weekly GNO party on Twitter, I will be hosting a weekly giveaway, following the Crayola GNO on Twitter, I will be giving one Crayola Creativity Pack each week for 4 weeks. That's 4 winners over the next month.

In the Creativity Pack you will find things like...
* 24 pack crayons
* 10 ct. crayola markers
* 12 ct. crayola colored pencils
* crayola pip - squeaks colored pencils and glitter glue
* Crayola window crayons
* Tadoodles washable crayon Buddies
* Crayola color explosion black surprises
* Crayola Color Switchers
All from

Come back here after the Crayola Creativitycast to enter the giveaway. The giveaways will follow the theme of the GNO discussions - check back here for more details.

Sound like fun??? Hope to see you Tuesday evening!