A Trip to the Crayola Factory

There are not many things my daughters love more than arts and crafts. Coloring, painting, drawing, and especially cutting and gluing happen almost every day around here. And our very favorite art supplies are Crayolas. I’m not being paid to tell you this, either. We just prefer Crayola crayons, markers, watercolors, and colored pencils.

A couple of months ago, I snagged a Living Social deal for the Crayola Factory, and we finally got there just before the deal was going to expire. (Now don’t tell me you’ve never done that…)

It was a wonderful day.

First, we drew on a full-sized car with dry-erase markers. Then we tried out Color Explosion, a special black paper that turns rainbow colors when you draw on it with its clear marker.

Next up was the Model Magic room, where the kids used white Model Magic and made it different colors with markers. Audrey made a flower. Georgia and Sydney made cell phones for their dolls. Joel made a mess.

Model Magic at the Crayola Factory

Our favorite part of the museum was the Crayola Meltdown, where there are huge vats of melted crayon. You get a cardstock cut-out that you can “paint” the melted wax onto. So much fun! And adults get to try it, too!

I hate to say that there were a few other highlights, because the kids literally loved every part of the museum. They got to make their own puzzles, draw on the walls of one section, use sidewalk chalk and a huge Glow Station…

Joel’s favorite was using watercolors on a big sheet of paper.

When he was done painting, he got to put his artwork into a big machine that looked like a pizza oven. When it came out the other side, it was dry!

Another fun thing about the Crayola Factory is that when you get there, each person gets three tokens. You can cash the tokens in for little packets of Model Magic, tiny packs of crayons, or individual markers. It’s fun for kids to put their tokens into the machines and have their “prizes” come out.

The Crayola Factory is in Easton, PA. It costs $12 for everyone 2 and over, but if you are a AAA member, you can get a discount by showing your card. Or look for a Living Social deal, like I did!

On the way home, we stopped at a great old-timey ice cream stand. The girls got enormous soft-serve ice cream cones that could be mixed to any one of 30-some flavors.

All in all, it was a fun day. Highly recommended!

Have you ever been to the Crayola Factory?

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