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Crayola Is Going Green!

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COLOR GREEN during this back-to-school season with Crayola!  Crayola is making crayons with solar power, markers from recycled bottle caps and colored pencils from reforested wood.

“By using solar power, reducing waste and protecting the rainforest, Crayola is doing its part to ensure that the inspired kids of today grow up to inspire a healthier world.”


Supporting a brand like Crayola that is making an effort to be environmentally friendly, also means great quality products at the same price! 

“**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.”

NOW for the FUN part! 🙂 

Thanks to My Blog Spark and Crayola, for offering to host a giveaway of a PRIZE PACK for you guys to enjoy in celebration of their new GO GREEN movement! The prize pack includes Crayola Green Markers, Crayola Green Crayons and Crayola Green Colored Pencils for your kids to take back to class!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know your favorite thing about these new Color Green products!

2. Become a fan on Facebook and leave another comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  If you have a blog, link back on your next post and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.


15 responses »

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  2. My favorite thing about them is that they use solar power.

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  3. i LOVE coloring!!! i would seriously go to town with these crayons hahaha

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  5. i loveeeeeeeeeeee pens, markers, crayons, art supplies. etc!!! so cool that they are going greeeeeeeen! YES YES YES. THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAYYYYYYYYYYY!

  6. fave thins = washable!! i have a 3 yr old, nuff said.

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  8. I like that they are using reforested wood! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I love green products and I’m glad Crayola jumped on the bandwagon! I like how they are using refurbished wood!

  10. This makes me so so happy! Coloring/drawing is one of my favorite ways to relax and I’ve always gotten excited about new Crayola supplies! I love that they’re keeping lots of plastic out of landfills, because the thought of our beautiful earth being filled with garbage makes me sad.

  11. I love that these products are made with solar power.

  12. I am a HUGE fan of crayola products!! Then I purchased 4 packs of crayola markers! The black is now green should be STOPPED in RED quickly! I have personally tried matching the lids with the tips of the markers and only was able to match 3 correctly!!! How difficult and frustrating for children and teachers! Oh and don’t forget your scrap of paper to doodle on to know what marker goes with what lid. A complete dissapointment for me!

    I will still purchase crayola products but will steer clear of the markers!!!!!

  13. These markers are a nightmare for preschool teachers. There is no way for 3, 4, and 5 year olds to get the right cap on the marker. Why weren’t these tested ahead of time. I love the idea of going green, but – please just how hard would it be to have included a single band of color on the barrels????

  14. I would love to hear from other teachers and see if any one has come up with a solution, other than returning the product.

  15. I am an elementary art teacher who hates this new black barrel design – with no color identification band the markers are all mismatched with their caps. I complained to Crayola by e-mail to their customer service. was told there were many complaints and they will be going back to white with color bands. Meanwhile I asked for a refund or replacement, and was sent some 50 cent off coupons instead. I spend at least a thousand dollars every year on art supplies and most of them are made by Crayola, needless to say I am very displeased with their customer services.


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