Update: The Winner of the Crayola package is Kelly S – Congratulations!!
Kelly posted : I love crayola…. I’m kind of anti any crayons that aren’t crayola. lol. I’m a fan on facebook now too!!
It’s here – it’s finally here……
I just can’t believe it (well, I can – I couldn’t wait for this day the last month)
I am happy, sad, excited, nervous, and so many more emotions ~ My oldest is starting Kindergarten. Plus, my baby is starting preschool.
Which means kid-free time (Yahoo!!!) It’s all so sad!
Wasn’t it just yesterday that this picture was taken when he started Preschool?
That year I only had to label 8 crayons and 8 markers. THIS year I had to label 32 markers, colored pencils, and 78 crayons. Thank god for my label maker!
You might have noticed while you were doing your back-to-school shopping that packages of Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils have special icons calling out the way each product is lessening its impact on the environment. These affordable and “green” back-to-school essentials include:
- Crayola Markers – Thanks to new, innovative ways to manufacture Crayola markers from recycled bottle caps, “black” is the new “green!” Crayola markers will now have black barrels instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a second life to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Plus, switching to black barrels keeps hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
- Crayola Green 24-ct. Crayons – The quintessential school supply found in virtually every elementary classroom will be made with the power of the sun. More than 26,200 solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year, which equals 60 million 24-ct. boxes. Mother Earth will be smiling down on every forest green, pine green and jungle green crayon that rolls off the assembly line!
- Crayola Green Colored Pencils – Committed to protecting the rain forests since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood sourced from tropical rainforest or endangered species. For every tree used, a new tree of the same species is planted. The 12-, 24-, 36-, and 50-ct. boxes of Crayola Colored Pencils will be among the first to carry the “Eco-Evolution” callout on their packaging
As part of Crayola’s ever-evolving green initiative, this back-to-school season, Crayola is making crayons with solar power, markers from recycled bottle caps and colored pencils from reforested wood.
Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils getting greener is extra good news for parents. You can feel even better about Crayola products because you are supporting a brand that cares very much about kids and the environment and you’ll still get the same great quality and colors at the same price! So while sometimes environmentally-friendly products cost families more green, not so with Crayola!
So, lets get to the good part already!
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This giveaway will stay open until September 3 at 3pm (CST).
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by My Blog Spark on behalf of Crayola and received products necessary to facility my review. All opinions are that of my own.