Crayola Creativitycast Giveaway – Week 1

July 28, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under children, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Mel4Him @ Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

The first edition of the Crayola Creativitycast Twitter Party sponsored by Crayola & just wrapped up and what a fun evening it was! The topic was “Affordable Fun 101″ and participants shared their ideas about how to engage their children in artistic expressions without spending a lot of money. But most of all, it was a great way to make new friends and just spend the evening chatting away on a common topic.

I have to admit that this was my very first “Girls Night Out” twitter event and I was a little overwhelmed at how fast the conversation goes. But I think with a little pratice using hashtags & TwitterGrid, I’ll be an expert in no time.

Next week’s theme is “Back-to-school Basics…tips to get kids ready,yourself ready, classroom ready!”


  • Every Sunday through Tuesday, you can RSVP for the party by clicking on the RSVP post on
  • There, you can include your Twitter URL in the link list and see the list of other GNO gals
  • Visit each Monday for more information and a custom Tweet Grid for that week´s event
  • On Tuesday nights, tweet using the hashtag #gno #crayola and chat away
  • In the event that Mr. Linky is not showing up in the RSVP post on, please leave your Twitter URLs in the comments, which offers #GNO gals the opportunity to follow and be followed all in one place
  • GNO participants will also have the chance to win great prizes

Join this amazing group of other moms, Crayola creativity experts, and noted mommy bloggers and get great ideas to help you prepare for the best back to school ever for your kids!


Thanks to Crayola, I have a Crayola Creativity Pack to give away to one lucky winner! This prize pack includes: 24-ct. Crayola Crayons, 10-ct. Crayola Markers, 12-ct. Crayola Colored Pencils, Crayola Pip-Squeaks Colored Pencils and Glitter Glue, Crayola Window Crayons, Tadoodles Washable Crayon Buddies, Crayola Color Explosion Black Extreme Surprises, & Crayola Color Switchers.

To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before Aug 4th (3pm HST) what your family does for creative affordable fun. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter as well as at Twitter Party.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Crayola.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for MyBlogSpark as part of a program for Crayola, who supplied the items for giveaway. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to my disclosure policy.

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!
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370 Responses to “Crayola Creativitycast Giveaway – Week 1”
  1. Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says:

    We save free arts & crafts items, like crayons from restaurants and empty containers around the house, then draw/build with them. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says:

    I subscribe in Google Reader.

  3. NGS says:

    Walks around the lake are always a good (free!) way to pass the time around here!

  4. NGS says:

    I subscribe in Google reader!!

  5. Mozi Esmes Mommy says:

    We make work fun! Sometimes… Like blowing bubbles while washing dishes; mopping the floor with colored shaving cream…

  6. brandy says:

    we try and buil things together, with legos, wood. make bird houses etc.

  7. Linda S says:

    We color and paint. We have a wall dedicated to Lil Man’s ‘art’ and he loves being able to go back and look at all he has created.

  8. Linda S says:

    I subscribe using Google Reader

  9. Linda S says:

    I follow on Twitter

  10. Mary_freebies says:

    We play with whatever is around, usually dominoes or board games.

  11. Mary_freebies says:

    I am an email sub’.

  12. Mary_freebies says:

    I have your button on my blog.

  13. sandra says:

    we use crayola color wonder products for some good “clean” fun

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  15. Jo says:

    for affordable creative fun, we paint and play with playdoh

  16. CMC says:

    We have some beautiful parks here that are along the Hudson River. We visit them often – they’re fun and free!

  17. CMC says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  18. melissa says:

    My family likes to go to our huge art festivals and taste of the city days.Its free to walk around and see all the booths and exhibits! Then for about a week after that or more the are at home trying to be the next Picasso.

  19. melissa says:

    email subscriber

  20. andrea v says:

    We play outside daily (weather permitting) throwing balls and blowing bubbles. We also use sidewalk chalk.

  21. andrea v says:

    email subscriber

  22. andrea v says:

    following in twitter-vickers2622

  23. Rhonda Mason says:

    At wall paper stores I ask for the large outdated sample books. (They give them away.)
    The girls like redecorting the fronts of pages…and the blank backs are great for drawing. Way more fun than scratch paper!

  24. Rhonda Mason says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed

  25. Rhonda Mason says:

    I have your button in my sidebar button scroll

  26. Rhonda Mason says:

    I follow on twitter and tweeted

  27. LuAnn says:

    We paint pictures and signs on old cereal boxes that have been trimmed for that purpose.

  28. LuAnn says:

    I am an email subscriber to your feed.

  29. LuAnn says:

    I follow you on twitter! :)

  30. LuAnn says:

    Your button is in my sidebar. :)

  31. rachel burke says:

    we make work fun and have a great time i have your button on side bar

  32. Kimberly says:

    Sidewalk chalk! You can get it at the dollar store, there are lots of colors, and you just take out the hose for more canvas to create on. Nothing better. :)

  33. Sweet Serendipity says:

    Great giveaway! We can never have too many crayons here. My youngest and the dog eat them, lol.

    We love to collect stuff from nature to include in our crafts…leaves, pine needles, pine cones, berries, rocks etc for painting, rubbing, & stamping. I love all of the washable Crayola items…they are a life saver!

    melissa b rich at gmail dot com

  34. Sweet Serendipity says:

    I subscribe via email
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  35. Sweet Serendipity says:

    I follow on twitter
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  36. Marci says:

    We try to come up with ideas made out of everyday household products.

  37. Marci says:


  38. Carol says:

    For creative affordable fun, my kids always liked to take Fruit Loops and Cheerios and string them on red shoesting licorice and make “jewelry”.

  39. Carol says:


  40. Carol says:

    I follow on Twitter cdziuba

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  43. Suzanne B (Crunchy green Mom) says:

    What we do for creative fun?

    Oh… we take out the kiddie pool, fill it with water, then the toddlers and I make designs on the ground with our wet feet.

    It dries, doesn’t make a mess and they LOVE it!

  44. Winning Readings says:

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  45. Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says:

    We like to play in our backyard together. Whether it’s playing on the playset, in the water, or gardening, we do it as a family and it doesn’t cost much (i.e. cost of water pretty much). And to include crayola, we color with crayons on printer paper that was printed on and not used or printer jobs that were messed up :)

  46. Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says:

    I subscribe :)

  47. Shannon (The Mommy-Files) says:

    Can’t believe I didn’t before, but I now “officially” follow you on Twitter.

  48. Jamie Z says:

    We love to make up games outside, games with balls, frisbees, etc.

  49. Jamie Z says:

    I follow on twitter (@jamielz)

  50. Patti Hess says:

    My family and I all do coloring of mazes we make our own self with circles and loop de loops…

  51. Patti Hess says:

    I subscribe

    love the beach theme here..

  52. Linda says:

    We made a street with our outdoor chalk on the driveway and the kids rode their bikes and ride on toys on our driveway street

  53. Nad says:

    We let the kids go through our closet and they get to dress up in our clothes and accessories and then perform a song/dance for us. Then hubby and I raid their closet and put on what we can and sing/dance for them. They think it’s hilarious!

  54. Nad says:

    Suscriber. Thanks!

  55. AmyT says:

    Everyone has sketch books in the house, in the camper and in the car. We don’t go anywhere without crayons, colored pencils and markers.

  56. AmyT says:

    I subscribe to you in my reader.

  57. AmyT says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  58. Abby says:

    This summer we have become big fans of the 3D sidewalk chalk!

  59. Carrie says:

    We use alot of recycles for art projects and have a large collection of crayons from resturants.

  60. Carrie says:

    I am a subscriber

  61. Julie says:

    My family loves to have a movie night. With a HUGE collection of movies and a couple of bags of microwave popcorn (bought in bulk!) it’s a cheap night of fun!

  62. Annette W says:

    We wrestle on the floor or go to the local park for a walk and playground fun.

    This is a great prize!

  63. ZaKiya Williams says:

    I am now following you on Twitter and I think this is an awesome contest that you are running. My kids and I love crayola. I am always trying to find fun, affordable, and free things to keep my kids busy during the year especially the summer. Some free/affordable things we like to do as a family: make and then play with homemade play dough, print out and color free coloring sheets, have our lunch in the park, use a cookbook to make a meal as a family, check out movies from the library for a family movie night, play board games or do jigsaw puzzles, go to free shows and story times at the library, go to free concerts at the park, visit museums on “free day”, visit our state park to picnic and swim in the lake, go out to dinner on “kids eat free” nights. These are just a few of the things we like to do and we spend little to no money doing them. There is something that a family can do everyday without spending much if any money and all you have to do is look around to find the events or get creative.

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  65. Ann f says:

    We build sandcastles and villages in the sandbox.

  66. brandy bones says:

    my kids and I like to decorate the sidewalks with chalk for fun,its free and lots of fun to see how they express themselves with art

  67. Natalie says:

    We don’t need much to have fun – we play with water, try to use paper multiple times – first for painting, then for cutting/pasting, etc. We love art projects and books-books-books.

  68. Kelly Ann T. says:

    We use sidewalk chalk. We use recipes for home-made play dough, bubbles, and paper mache.

  69. susan varney says:

    we do crafts and finger paint and read together

  70. Margaret Smith says:

    We recycle items and use them for arts and crafts. We’ve used single serve water bottles and made them into snowmen and turkeys. We’ve used paper towel rolls for a number of projects like angels and butterflies. With egg cartons,we’ve made caterpillars. We try to think how we can reuse items that we’d otherwise be throwing out.

  71. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  72. mrs.mommyy says:

    we go to free events and do alot of crafts, etc

  73. mrs.mommyy says:


  74. emma says:

    For creative, affordable fun, my family ususally ends up drawing or going for bike rides.

  75. adrienne Gordon says:

    we go to the zoo.

  76. jen says:

    The kids and I love playing with side walk chalk!

  77. Heather M says:

    We use 20 oz pop bottles to make Sand art!!

  78. Heather M says:

    Follow on Twitter hmahan_0529

  79. Sonya Sparks says:

    Gracie and I work with clay and then paint it. Thanks!

  80. Sonya Sparks says:

    I subscribe via e-mail

  81. shannon Baas says:

    Drawing on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.

  82. Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you on twitter

  83. Sonya Sparks says:

    Your button is on my sidebar.

  84. pixie13 says:

    We live in the country, so have nature all around. There are flowers to be picked, bugs to be observed, frogs to be caught (& then let go), and all sorts of things to watch & look at. And it’s all free.

  85. ky2here says:

    WE play shadow puppets.

  86. Summer says:

    The toddlers I watch love to have dance parties. They bust a move to all kinds of a music :) Fun for everyone! Thanks for having this giveaway.

  87. jane jakins says:

    crayaloa giveaway for toddlers

  88. Donna L says:

    I have a box of Arts and Crafts stuff

  89. denise says:

    We are always doing crafts and art projects.


  90. Virginia says:

    we like to play in the sprinkler

  91. stacey moore says:

    side chalk and newly discovered sidewalk paint has provided our family with hours of fun!

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  94. Sonya Marbury says:

    For inexpensive fun my children and I create our own artwork and display it around the house, We call it our “private art show”.

  95. Emily R. says:

    Our neighborhood is very walkable. For a free, fun outing, our family goes for walks:)


  96. Asianmommy says:

    My kids make a magic potion by mixing sidewalk chalk and water.

  97. Tonia says:

    We spend lots of time outside playing in the pool or the sprinkler. The girls love the sprinkler ( best investment all summer). On rainy days, or days that are to hot, we come inside or us the coloring books.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  98. Tonia says:

    Signed up for your emails!!

  99. Tonia says:

    Already follow you on twitter @tiny74221

  100. Cher says:

    Since I have 2 little boys, we build lots of forts both inside and outside!

  101. Cher says:


  102. Cher says:

    Now following you on twitter!

  103. Sharon C says:

    Go to the library.

  104. JamericanSpice says:

    For creative fun we play outdoor games with the kids in the backyard, Trust me it doesn’t take alot to have fun out there, just a game of tag will make you giggle and laugh to the knees and hinders you from getting away.

    And then indoor games of either board games or hide go seek or educational games etc.

    We also go to outside get togethers with others for picnics etc.

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  107. Robin Farnsworth says:

    Count me in

  108. JamericanSpice says:

    I have your button

  109. Reginald S says:

    My kids and I like to draw on the driveway with chalk, play frisbee, catch lightning bugs, and play Uno and board games when we can’t get outside.

  110. Michelle Draveski says:

    for the older kids we do game night for the little ones crafts

  111. JANICE R says:


  112. Carol Lawrence says:

    I have a box of markers,crayons and kid scissors and computer paper available for the grandkids.

  113. Carol Lawrence says:

    E-mail subscriber.

  114. Linda Fish says:

    Go camping

  115. hminnesota says:

    we do scrapbooking, story writing and make sand castles at beach!

  116. Sharon Harmon says:

    Our family likes to create cards and crafts with every-day, free or inexpensive things like dried flowers & leaves, ribbons from packages, yarn, buttons, glitter glue, paper, etc. Thank you for the contest!

  117. marge mckoen says:

    my grandkids need this

  118. denyse says:

    I don’t know how creative it is, but we do treasure hunts while we beach walk.

  119. jan koontz says:

    my granddaughter would love this

  120. Vicki Wurgler says:

    we go to our local library that has wonderful projects all summer

  121. Evelyn says:

    sounds like hours of fun

  122. Brandon Ralston says:

    My family goes to the beach to make a huge sandcastle together.

  123. Chris G. says:

    We play Monopoly! Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Chris G. says:

    I subscribed via reader.

  125. Chris G. says:

    I followed you on twitter (sunnyview99).

  126. Chris G. says:

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  128. Andrea H says:

    We take walks in the park and also take nature walks.

  129. Andrea H says:

    I am a subscriber.

  130. Andrea H says:

    I am following you on Twitter (simplyandreah)

  131. Denise B. says:

    Our daughter like to bead necklaces and draw.

  132. Tawnda says:

    my kids love to draw… on anything! lol

  133. Tawnda says:

    rss subscriber

  134. Marla T says:

    Our family all likes to color pictures, so sometimes we will sit down and spend an hour or 2 coloring pictures. We also like working puzzles. Thank you for the giveaway.

  135. Marla T says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks!

  136. Marla T says:

    I also follow you on Twitter under the username: nanatide. Thanks again!

  137. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter LOVES sidewalk chalk. She has been wanting the 3D chalk ever since she saw it on a commercial. Thanks for the chance.

  138. Kate says:

    for creative inexpensive fun I let me boys go to town on the cement patio in our backyard with colored chalk. They can create till their hearts content and get a clean slate after each rain storm (or hose it off if there is a draught). They love to paint and color as well but paper adds up, but chalk is cheap and easy for creating all the time

  139. Jennifer S. says:

    Playing store was always fun! You can save empty cereal boxes and other food containers to set up a little “store” in your house. These are all items you’d probably throw away anyway. Add some play money and you have all sorts of things to talk about – nutrition, money, math, food groups, etc.!

  140. Dina says:

    My kids love to draw and color, so we have hours of fun that way!

  141. Dina says:

    Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

  142. Dina says:

    I subscribe.

  143. Betty N says:

    When my grandkids come to visit we do simple but fun things with them. They love to play games…my husband and I go to garage sales in the spring and fall and I get games really cheap. So I keep a supply of games on hand and recycle (give to Goodwill) any that didn’t go over with them and add new ones to the “tried and true” ones. The games are mostly 25 cents to a dollar in our area. We also do things like walk around our neighborhood…the little boys usually find a “rock” or interesting stick to bring back home. The younger ones love to make paint, drawing with markers, etc., also.

  144. Betty N says:

    I am subscribed to your email.

  145. Betty N says:

    I follow you on Twitter (Grandma3710)

  146. Betty N says:

    I blogged here with a link to you and a link to Crayola

  147. Jennifer M says:

    We save up old plastic bottles and containers, plus fabric scraps, fake flowers, etc. Then we get out the glue and figure out what we can create!

  148. Barbara M says:

    We all work on scrapbooking.
    We buy a lot of our materials for the dollar store.
    It’s so much fun to see all of the different ideas for layouts!

  149. Barbara M says:

    I’m an RSS subscriber.

  150. Barbara M says:

    I’m following you at Twitter.

  151. Teresa L says:

    I save items such as bottles, buttons, containers, fabrics ect. We all love doing arts and crafts. Thanks for the contest.

  152. Teresa L says:

    I subscribe email

  153. DougR says:

    We like to pick up a $5 pizza and go to the botanical gardens for a picnic.

  154. DougR says:

    Now a subscriber via Google Reader!

  155. DougR says:

    Now following as dnreer on twitter.

  156. Amy Brewer says:

    My family makes tents with our sheets, make bird feeders and baths out of our milk jugs. We just make stuff and have fun with it.

  157. Beth says:

    We like to go for walks and look at the animals, flowers, and plants in our neighborhood.

  158. Kimberly says:

    We love playing in the park, walking at our local nature trails, swimming and working in our garden. All are free and good fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  159. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe!

  160. TheAngelForever says:

    We spend lots of time outside at home or at the park (when it stops raining). Thanks for the fun :)

  161. TheAngelForever says:

    I subscribe to your feed

  162. TheAngelForever says:

    Follow you on Twitter @TheAngelForever

  163. TheAngelForever says:

    Your button is on my blog :)

  164. Sarah Hirsch says:

    my daughter is really into music, theater, and shows, so for creative fun we tend to act out shows and write stories. my sun also likes playdough, and they both like crafts and coloring.

  165. Christine says:

    We have game nights where we break out all the old board games…Scrabble is a favorite and it gets the kids thinking….

  166. Shelly says:

    Cheapest is drawing on scrap paper from work

  167. Shelly says:

    follow on twitter @phxbne

  168. Shelly says:

    subscribe to feed

  169. nadine m says:

    We go to the dollar store and stack up on crayons, chalk , and paper plates. We also use ordinary outdoor items and make our own collages, leaves and sticks.

  170. bridget says:

    We find craft supplies for free at our local dump and buy them at dollar stores.

  171. Janna Johnson says:

    We always check the dollar store for neat paper and crafting supplies!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

  172. Janna Johnson says:

    blog follower!

  173. Eloise C says:

    We love to go to dollar stores and buy coloring books and crayons, then we all sit around the table and color together, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  174. Eloise C says:

    Subscribed via Google Reader.


  175. WM says:

    The dollar store is great for buying crafts. Keeps us all occupied for hours.

  176. Eloise C says:

    Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132)


  177. WM says:

    Your button is up in my sidebar

  178. Eloise C says:

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  179. Courtney S says:

    We loe to just get computer paper and draw stuff and make stories from the drawings.

  180. Chalyn Coleman says:

    I save the jars from my sons baby food and me and my older son use them to make candles.

  181. staceyk says:

    chalk art!

  182. staceyk says:

    subscriber via google reader

  183. Christy says:

    We’re making a book called Jeremiah’s American Adventure. The first page shows him packing his diaper bag and us waving goodbye to him as he sets out across the country. I ordered travel guides from all 50 states to fill in the pages with lots of neat pictures, maps and stories. I can’t wait til it’s done! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  184. Daniel M says:

    we play board & card games, frisbee & horseshoes, watch dvd’s, head to the beach!

  185. Carolyn G says:

    We have affordable fun by having picnics in our yard.

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  187. Carolyn G says:

    follow on twitter: carogonza

  188. Rosey says:

    We set up Olympics in our backyard…volleyball, croquet, horse shoese, badmitten…it’s a blast.

  189. judy brittle says:

    We have fun with doodle art. Its so much fun creating pictures from just a little scribble. Thank you!

  190. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  191. judy brittle says:

    I follow on Twitter

  192. Jill Myrick says:

    On rainy days my children and I love to spread a blanket in the familyroom,have a picnic and then draw and color the day away.
    We all lie in the floor coloring for hours.
    I so love this time and will so miss it when they are older.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  193. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed to your RSS Feed and via Email.

  194. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following on Twitter as jlsc123.

  195. ShootingStarsMag says:

    Affordable fun? Find items at the dollar store if you can, b/c you can make neat stuff for far less.


  196. Diane says:

    Affordable fun is getting tough these days but we like to take our little grill and a cooler to this field that is along the erie canal. It also has a duck pond and a playground. We will have lunch there and play games on the weekends. For whatever reason its usually pretty empty so its peaceful!

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  198. TA Sardina says:

    We make paper airplanes, out of the paper that is used from my hubby’s office work. The kids color,put stickers, staple.
    Anytime my boys and husband are bored, you will start seeing airplanes flying.

  199. TA Sardina says:


  200. kerri r says:

    We make sugar cookies and use our cookie cutters and then decorate them our we do a art project

  201. Mia J. says:

    We like to draw and also do some baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes.

  202. ktanjatk says:

    We invent stories and than draw them :)

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  204. ktanjatk says:

    following on twitter:

  205. Susan L says:

    WE like to find things on nature hikes and then build houses for the fairies and trolls in our gardens.

  206. Bethany says:

    We have an art show where all the kids paint and/or color then we share them to each other and frame them. :)

  207. autie says:

    We like to bake together and rent movies from Redbox.

  208. Beth says:

    We have a lot of color books and my granddaughter colors pictures and gives them to the elderly and shut ins! They love the pictures!

  209. Beth says:

    I subscribe

  210. April @ Diary of a WAHM says:

    Whenever the school supplies are on sale, I buy lots of 70 page single subject notebooks (which can be as cheap as 15 cents each). The boys use these to draw in the rest of the year. I then keep the best of the best of their drawings for myself.

  211. Kristi G says:

    We love to play dress up!

  212. Mama Zen says:

    We do game nights!

  213. ShootingStarsMag says:

    i subscribe to your feed as well

  214. Cynthia Shern says:

    We use a dry erase board and take turnes drawing a picture on it. I wish they would make lots more colors of dry erase markers.
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  215. Amanda D. says:

    We color all over the driveway and patio with sidewalk chalk. macd82 at gmail dot com

  216. Annette says:

    We like to make bead necklaces. It’s fun and inexpensive.

  217. Susan C says:

    I print out coloring pages for my granddaughter to color-practically free!
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  218. Susan C says:

    I follow on Twitter (ptowngirl).
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  219. Susan C says:

    I’m subscribed!
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  220. Susan C says:

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  221. Tricia Z says:

    Our family draws at the kitchen table or we visit local museums and do their craft activities too! Thanks!

  222. Katie says:

    We like to go to our local (free) spray park and play in the water!
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  223. Jennifer M says:

    We take a picnic to the park and spend the afternoon there.

  224. Fiddledeedee says:

    Great giveaway! We have the cousins over. They all play well together and it cuts down on the sibling bickering.

    Plus it’s free entertainment.

    And free is good!
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  225. gloria says:

    My family goes to the beach for affordable fun and goes to parades around the area.

  226. gloria says:

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  227. gloria says:

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  228. Sonya says:

    We have a giant basket of random craft supplies, and we love making fun crafts!

  229. Sonya says:

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  231. Colleen says:

    We play outside in the kiddie pool!
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  232. Rachel Newman says:

    Water balloon fights and cookouts!

  233. Christine Walker says:

    We buy supplies from the dollar store and do affordable arts & crafts.
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  237. electricisland says:

    We have fun being together talking joking board games

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  241. Erma says:

    We read together.

  242. Selinda McCumbers says:

    Walks to the two parks by us!


  243. Dddiva says:

    We make up stories, play board games, have family fun nights and do projects together.
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  246. Maggie says:

    We take scrap paper and draw with crayons. While the crayons aren’t the cheapest, reusing paper is!
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  247. Jeni says:

    My kids are very young, so our creative play is usually involving crayons or washable markers. When I’m really brave, I let my daughter paint – she loves it!
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  248. Heather Goldsmith says:

    For creative affordable fun my family writes notes and draws pictures for each other. My children made mail boxes out of shoe boxes and they deliver mail to each other and to me at my desk. It keeps them very busy and happy.
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  253. martha says:

    we love to just play outside. swinging at the park, playing ball in the
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  254. Lisa says:

    We buy inexpensive items for arts & crafts. Michael’s, Target, etc all have fun dollar bin items!

  255. Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

  256. Molly K says:

    I go to the dollar store and buy craft items. You can get a big pack of things for cheap. The kids spend hours making crafts with my dollar store finds.

  257. Molly K says:

    I subscribe.

  258. Molly K says:

    I follow on twitter as TomandMollyK

  259. Amanda S. says:

    We go to the local water spray park- it’s free!
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  260. Jennifer says:

    enter me

  261. dreamer says:

    we color and do crafts

  262. dreamer says:

    twitter follower – addeviant

  263. Melissa @Mel4Him says:

    For creative affordable fun my son and I enjoy making crafts.
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  264. Kristen says:

    Our family takes scraps around the house and make collages. Also we take old cereal boxes and cover them with paper and make little villages. Another great thing is making masks out of paper plates

  265. Melissa @Mel4Him says:

    I subscribe to your blog.
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  268. joseph n says:

    I am all about making thing with paper, building structures, and all that. Then blowing them up with firerackers. It has tasught them alot about structural integrity.

  269. susan smoaks says:

    We go to the beach. It’s only about an hour from us and we pack a lunch and get in the car and go. It’s affordable fun.
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  270. Pamela S says:

    We like to build things like legos, playmobile sets, lincoln logs, wooden blocks, etc.
    Thanks so much!

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  273. Julie K says:

    We make hand puppets out of lunch bags or socks and we play a game where one person will start a drawing and another will finish it. Thanks!

  274. Brenda Pittman says:

    Today we took paper bowls, the children decorated them and then I tied string through them and viola they had a hat. Crayola is a wonderful company.
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  275. Happi Shopr says:

    we make things with clay and paint

  276. DanV says:

    We do at home art projects with basic things like crayons, paper, glue, etc.

  277. Sherry E. says:

    We have a big clear zipper bag that my dogs pet bed came in..packed with craft items..we have made magnets, painted vases, put together animals.. my main job is the glue’s peaceful and relaxing!

  278. Timothy Glenn says:

    we go horse back riding and and camp out in the woods.

  279. Gabriel J. says:

    Reading, we love reading together.
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  280. kari says:

    We spend lots of time playing outside.

  281. Melanie says:

    We have a pool in our community, so we love making games to play while swimming.
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  282. Dierdra Byrd says:

    We make up games outside like how many blue cars go by things like that.

  283. Dierdra Byrd says:

    already follow you on twitter- dlb1980

  284. Candie L says:

    My boys like to create their own mini golf course with woods and sticks they find in the yard. Thank you

  285. Nettie says:

    I buy alot of items from the dollar stores to create our crafts.

  286. Paula H says:

    We like to cook together, do a craft or play a game.

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  288. Paula H says:

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  289. Lory1317 says:

    We currently use washable crayons and markers-being how much Nicholas loves to color and on himself.

  290. Lory1317 says:

    Email subscriber, and thanks for a neat giveaway.

  291. Lory1317 says:

    love crayola, a brand i grew up with and still going strong. hurray. i follow the blogging.

  292. Sharon Seneker says:

    We like to make and have fun with making bubbles in the summertime! Good clean fun! Thanks!

  293. jennifer h says:

    We like to make forts out of sheets and boxes and then make up an adventure.

  294. Jill L says:

    We use all my old magazine to create fun cards to send to grandma.

  295. wendy wallach says:

    We make home-made birthday cards for each other.

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  296. Suzie G says:

    We play board games that have silly acting. Cranium is one of our favorites.

  297. Sarah Z says:

    We color and draw!
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  298. Sara Thompson says:

    We play with shaving cream, its alot of fun!

  299. Katherine Dunn says:

    We read books from the library and make up our own learning games.


  300. Katherine Dunn says:

    i am a subscriber


  301. lea says:

    We live near a Michael’s so we often go there for free arts & crafts classes, it’s creative affordable fun!

  302. lea says:

    I’m a subscriber

  303. Marcia S says:

    Our local Imagine That toystore sponsors creative craft classes. Also the Wichita Art Museum has Artventures for kids and families.

  304. Marcia S says:

    Following you on Twitter, username: artmarcia

  305. Ericka King says:

    My family and I like to make foam magnets and put them on the fridge!!

  306. Ericka King says:

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  309. Mishia says:

    For creative fun we create wax pictures with wax paper and crayons!

  310. Cindy B. in Montana says:

    Our favorite thing to do for creative fun is to paint!
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  314. Chrysa says:

    We like to make cards and send them!
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  316. Shawna Chambers says:

    We like to sing and make up funny songs

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  319. Shawna Chambers says:

    Following on twitter

  320. Izzie says:

    For cheap fun, my daughter & I bake, not exactly from scratch but from mixes. We invent addition to them.

  321. vivian says:

    play the piano ty

  322. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    We all make our own greeting cards. Thank you!

  323. Sheila Hickmon says:

    We like to paint. Sometimes we go outside and find little pebbles and paint them, othre times we use old T shirts and paint them! Thanks for the chance!
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    I follow you on twitter! mom2anutball
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  327. Shelley Mitchell says:

    My daughter and I love scrap booking!! It’s so much fun!!

  328. Nanette Olson says:

    I am an artist and I buy a lot of my art supplies at Michaels. I would love to win this prize.

  329. shar says:

    we do creative stuff such as using our easel outside to paint, doing fingerpainting, sidewalk chalk and hit local kids’s musems (using the library free passes)
    thanks for the chance to win this

  330. Donna K says:

    We like to swim.

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  332. Donna K says:

    Follow you on twitter.(donnak4)

  333. Donna K says:

    Button on my blog.

  334. Cynthia Shern says:

    We do a lot of paper art. We make toilet paper roll puppets, pictures, and cut photos out of magazines to paste on those cardboard inserts inside new shirts.

  335. Cassandra says:

    The kids love sand art and love drawing on the sidewalk and driveway with chalk. We do small crafts and decorate baked goods for the holidays.

  336. Cassandra says:

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  337. Cassandra says:

    I follow you on twitter as purplepassion12

  338. kathy pease says:

    one thing we really like to do is make christmas ornaments to hang on the tree we us styrofoam balls and glitter :)

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  341. Marie says:

    We go to the library and check out crafts books for ideas of how to make crafts out of things we already have around the house.

  342. Marie says:

    I follow you on twitter — doodlebug40.

  343. Thao says:

    We have very small children, almost 6 month twins, and they are starting to be aware of each other. So my husband and I stage mock sumo wrestling matches with the boys. It is so funny to watch.

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  347. Deirdre says:

    We draw with chalk on the driveway.
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  348. Lily Kwan says:

    We like to go on picnics!

  349. Lily Kwan says:

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  350. Selinda McCumbers says:

    We have been making mail for our homemade mail box!

  351. Angie P says:

    My daughter and I like to make jewelry and keychains out of shrinky dinks.

  352. Megret says:

    My husband made a water pipe factory out of PVC pipe and fittings and a garden hose. Cheap, easy, creative water fun for the whole family!

    Thanks for the chance.
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  353. Leslie S. says:

    My kids could spend hours drawing with chalk.We found full size chalkboards(the size they have in classrooms) in a thrift store for $3 each and the kids have been having fun ever since.Thanks!

  354. Maja says:

    we learn spelling on sidewalk using crayola chalk
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  356. Bev says:

    Well, we love to draw and color pictures and play with play-doh and build things with lincoln logs. Thanks for having the nice contest!

  357. Heather Mitchell says:

    My toddlers favorite activity use to be coloring on the walls, Agggghhh until they discovered color wonder, now they draw pictures of each other……. on paper :-)

  358. Suanne Giddings says:

    I was very lucky and obtained several bags of old jewelry, jewels, and other embellishments that we use to repurpose and make into new jewelry, decorate clothing and accessories, and even scrapbooking. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  359. Gianna says:

    Paper mache! :)

  360. Janet says:

    my grandkids heart the sidewalk chalk:)
    crayola products rock:)

  361. R Hicks says:

    because money is tight, we found a bad minton set at a yard sale and play with it. the kids love it

  362. R Hicks says:

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  365. Miranda Allen says:

    We like to paint

  366. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I had a Birthday party for my daughter and the theme was a Queen and her court of princesses. The activities were for everyone to make their crown and jewelery. So with scissors, construction paper , crayons, markers, buttons, and glue, they were occupied and then pictures were taken of the Queen and her court.


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