the Crayola experience

New Year’s Day we planned to spend a relaxing day at home because we didn’t know how our night would go with a tiny baby and a New Year’s Eve party the night before—but surprisingly, I think he is getting his nights down and we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to do something. We weren’t sure if “something” meant stay at home and play games, etc. like we originally planned or go out as a family. About mid-morning, Matt had a brainstorm to take the kids to the Crayola factory in Easton, PA. So we quick packed everyone up, drove 1 1/2 hours, and then spent the rest of the day playing with crayons and markers, and pretending we were artists.

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IMG_2032A fun black light board.

IMG_2087 copyApparently, she wishes that she had purple hair and her mom had pink hair. Or maybe not, since she never colors in “real life”. It drives Noah crazy, he cannot understand why she won’t make her pictures real.

IMG_2054 copyYou had your own little digital screen. Lots of creative tools like glitter crayons, airbrush, or markers to choose from and any color on the color wheel. You could choose a coloring picture or a blank page to design your own art and then hit “done!” when you were finished and your art was projected up onto the big screen. All the images were moving, fun for kids to run after and find their art on the wall.

IMG_2008 copy“I just loved the crayola experience, and would give it an excellent review on TripAdvisor. I don’t remember anything specific, I just know it was loads of fun.” -from the little man who slept the e.n.t.i.r.e. day

IMG_2066 copyAfter naming our own crayons, making markers from scratch, creating puzzles, and playing with modeling clay, we made it out of there just before closing.

1.3There was this wall showing all the crayon boxes from 1903 to 2013. So interesting to me. Does anyone remember coloring with those crayons from the 80’s? This factory is so fun for ages 3-8?, not sure, I don’t have an 8 year old–but I think my kids would still enjoy it a few years from now. If you ever go, and want to do everything on the map, allow 4 hours or so.
Such a fun start for 2014!


  1. That look like a really fun place to visit!

  2. Thanks for the pictures. We’ve never been there. I know the girls would love it. We tried to go last year and they were closed for remodeling.

  3. Rachel Holsinger says:

    I am just catching up a bit on your life! Congratulations on your little Christmas gift…he is so cute!
    Blessings to you as you live for Jesus and love your sweet family!

  4. We used to go drive by there when we went down to N. Hampton Co. Prison, and I always said I want to come down early and go in there, but it never happened as of yet! 🙂 But I still really want to sometime!
    Interesting post and cute kiddos!

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