Another New (to me) Kind of Crayons

As you might know if you’ve been following my blog for a while, I like to keep an eye out for new kinds of Crayola crayons. Today I found another kind that I haven’t seen before and I had to get some. 😉 They are the Crayola Bold & Bright Construction Paper Crayons. (Love the box!)

Take a peek inside the box…

Here’s the lineup:

And a closer look at those amazing colors!

Here’s the description from the Crayola website: “Crayola Bold & Bright Construction Paper Crayons make coloring on colored craft paper a breeze! Kids will love finally seeing their works of art pop, no matter what backdrop they choose. This set of art tools features 24 vibrant, creamy crayons in both primary and secondary colors. Bold and bright tones give children a rainbow of hues to choose from. Unique formula produces extra bold results, these crayons appear on construction paper, paper bags, cardboard, and more! Pair with a pack of Crayola Construction Paper (sold separately) for a great bundled gift for kids. Safe and nontoxic, ideal for ages 3 and up.”

Just to compare the Construction Paper crayons to the Classic crayons, take a look at these. (Sorry, some of my Classic crayons are well loved and used!) Classic on the top row and Construction Paper on the bottom row…matching up the crayon colors with the same name.

Here is a comparison sample of those 6 crayon pairs on a piece of blue construction paper.

I’m not sure if the picture shows the difference very well or not, but the Construction Paper crayons have great color and a smooth feel when you use them. I’m a new fan of the Construction Paper crayons and look forward to spending some quality time with them! 😉

New Crayola Crayons Collections

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to receive was a new box of crayons! I felt that excited sensation again the other day when I came across some new collections of Crayola crayons! I found these at the Dollar Tree store and some of them I haven’t seen any place else so far.

Let’s take a minute and look at what is inside each box. 🙂 Each box contains 8 crayons.

#1.) Glitter Crayons. Colors included in this box are: berry blast, crimson clash, campfire flicker, sun shower, gritty green, blue blazes, poppin’ purple and black gold. The crayons are sparkly.

#2.) Pastel Crayons. The colors included in this box are: carnation pink, canary, spring green, sea green, apricot, sky blue, periwinkle and purple mountains’ majesty.

#3.) Pearl Crayons. The crayons in this box have some cool names too: hot cocoa, orange peel, apple orchard, shooting star, caribbean sea, cloudy sky, lavender silk and black pearl. Just listening to the color names makes me want to start coloring! 😉

#4.) Uni-crayons. These must be for coloring unicorns? Here are the colors in this box: maroon, red-orange, yellow, pine green, blue, carnation pink, silver and gold. Gotta have silver and gold for unicorn horns, right?

#5.) Cosmic Crayons. This kind I did see at Walmart in a box of 24 crayons. Colors in this box include: wild strawberry, yellow orange, yellow, jungle green, sky blue, pacific blue, hot magenta and orchid.

These crayons are so much fun! They would make a great addition to a craft bag for traveling or a goodie bag after a birthday party. Or maybe send some to those grandkids that live far away. Whatever you do with them, I hope they will bring lots of fun to someone! 🙂

Happy Coloring Book Day!

Yes, my calendar says it’s Coloring Book Day. So get out your favorite coloring books and crayons or markers or colored pencils and have some fun coloring. 🙂

What is your favorite kind of coloring book? I’ll share some of the coloring books we have to give you some ideas of what you might like.

How about a book that’s just for coloring?

Or maybe one that has activities to do and also has stickers to use?

There are some coloring books that teach you about the colors.

Oh and coloring books with dot-to-dots to follow first! Isn’t it fun to be surprised when you see what the picture is after you follow the dots in the right order?

There are also books that are color by number where they tell you what color to use for each numbered space. I’ve always liked these!

And for older kids and even adults there are coloring books they can enjoy! Here’s one that looks like a stained glass window when you color it.

And one of my favorite coloring books that I own is a color by number but for adults because it’s too hard for little kids. You really can’t tell what these pictures are until you color them.

And one more really cute coloring book for big people. 😉

Whatever kind of coloring book you enjoy, I hope you will take some time to relax and do some coloring today to celebrate Coloring Book Day! 🙂