I remember wishing for my first art kit growing up. I had it on my wish list for a birthday or holiday and I hoped it would be a gift I received. I received that art kit and ran my fingers across the creamy pastels, markers and colored pencils. I carefully opened and closed it in it’s generic box and tried not to bend the cheap black plastic that it came in. I loved that art kit and so many pieces of artwork came from the utensils within it.
I’ve shared time and time again how my own daughter is a creative spirit much like myself and that I hope that one day my son will enjoy it as well. Recently, Crayola came out with the perfect item for my creative spirited child – personalized art cases and personalized crayon sets. They are a little higher priced that standard items at the store but they are so fun. We decided on the Crayola Art case for Miss A. I took a look before we ordered and knew I wanted to get A in on the fun of ordering because the process is doing in an interactive way. When you head over to Crayola My Way page you are presented with the product options. Once you get started and choose what you are going to customize you are taken through an animated experience of “going through the factory”. You then pick your product – you can choose from 8 Count Crayons, 64 Count Crayons or an Art Case – then you choose crayons colors if you chose the 64 count crayons or the Art Case. Since this was specifically for A, I wanted to make sure she got to pick the fun colors that she wanted. The sleeves we chose were: Glitter Assortment, Neon Sign, True Blue, In the Pink, Standard Sleeve 1 and Standard Sleeve 3. A note about the color sleeve options – if you pick a color specific sleeve you will have two of 8 colors in that sleeve. This is excellent for if you have more than one little so they can use the same color at the same time or if you have a little one that blows through specific color types!
Then you are sent to customize the front of the box with a template. I was prepared to take a photo of A with her favorite art picture to put on the front of our case to go with her name but she was adamant that she wanted just her name, so since she felt so strongly about it that is exactly what we did. That choice really works out well for us because we can fill up the box again if we wanted for the next 10 years. I felt like the art case was going to be the best deal because of what appeared to be in the box via the animated photos but knowing for sure was tough because I didn’t see anywhere that explained exactly what was coming in the box.
I was very pleased when the order arrived. At the $50 price, you get a custom case with a name and/or a photo added, you get to pick your 96 crayons/6 16 pack crayon sleeves, then you also get 15 small colored pencils, 20 Pip-Squeak markers and 20 SuperTip markers (both marker sets are washable!!) and 15 sheets of large white paper for creating! The art case isn’t a flimsy case that you have to worry about it lasting either. It a durable case with a metal handle and locks. I love that it keeps all of the art supplies in one specific place.
A is loving her art kit and we have seriously used it daily since we got it. We’ve made countless masterpieces and having all of these options right on hand for her Valentine’s last week was absolutely perfect. I was unsure if the markers were all washable but upon researching things they are which makes me love this kit even more knowing that I don’t have to stress about markers that won’t wash away when they miss the paper on the masterpieces my little one is working on. We have countless color options and tools inside the box which makes it so much fun. I’ve sat down with her and we have made countless pictures together. I’m so glad we picked our kit!
To dive in on the other Crayola My Way options a bit more:
- The 8 piece jumbo crayon set has customizable templates for the boxes of photo and/or text and comes with the standard 8 colors. Although these might not be ideal for day to day at $4.99 each –minimum order of 5, they would be a sweet party favor for birthdays or other fun event keepsakes!
- The 64 pack you get to pick your own crayon sleeves and choose from customizable templates for the front of the boxes photo and/or text for $24.99.
- When you look at all of the options, the Art Case at $50 is your best deal if you are up for having all of those art supplies around your house like we are. Like I mentioned above, you get a custom case with a name and/or a photo added, and you get to pick your 96 crayons/6-16 pack crayon sleeves! In addition, you get 15 small colored pencils, 20 Pip-Squeak markers and 20 SuperTip markers (both marker sets are washable!!) and 15 large pieces paper. Total steal.
Want to make Crayola My Way even more affordable? They regularly run discounts on their site. Currently they are running a Free Shipping on orders $50 or more (art case qualifies!) and they send you a discount code when sign up for their mailing list.
What do you think about Crayola My Way? Is this something your creative spirits at home would love?
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