Were you ever asked to draw yourself in class when you were a kid and the only skin color crayons you could find were peach or brown? Or how about coloring books? Did you ever go to color in a picture of a kid that kind of looked like you in a coloring book and the brown was too dark, or the peach was too pink to really resemble you? That’s the world I grew up in. There was not a lot of diversity in crayon colors when it came to trying to match my skin tone. So imagine my surprise when I was browsing twitter and saw a crayon box that said Crayola Multicultural Crayons! Family, I literally started tearing up and squeeeing all at the same time. I believe I shouted “OMG WHAT??? Squeeeee!!!!!” I confused the heck out of Johanna. She didn’t know if she should flee or dance.
You all know that I love products that celebrate diversity in skin tones and hair, especially products that my daughter can relate to and use to reflect herself. Needless to say I dropped everything I was doing to contact Crayola and say ” are you serious? Is this for real? You guys are amazing!”. Now, I won’t say that this includes every skin tone in the world, but it is a great step forward.
Crayola sent me several products to test and they were gracious enough to send me products to do a colorful giveaway as well!
One winner will receive:
- (1) 8 pack of Crayola Multicultural Crayons
- (1) 8 pack of Crayola Multicultural Colored Pencils
- (1) 10 pack of Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers
- (1) 64 pack of Crayola Crayon Colors
- (1) Pack of Modeling Clay (4 colors inside)
To enter, simply 1) subscribe to this blog and 2) leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite crayola product is. Follow the guidelines below for up to 5 extra entries:
- Tweet about the giveaway and make sure to at me @johannasmama
- Follow me on twitter
- Share the giveaway on instagram and tag me @iamjohannasmama
- Follow me on instagram
- Visit my facebook page
You have until 11:59pm est Thursday, August 20, 2015 to enter. Winner will be announced via blog post and by email at 10am on Friday, August 21, 2015. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim the prize. Good luck!
*Open to the US only.
DISCLOSURE: Johanna’s Mama received several samples of crayola products for testing. However, no additional compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own.