Crayola Color Wonder Messy Kids Contest


I love art and so does Johanna. What I don’t love is when her art makes a mess all over the house. Paint and marker marks where they don’t belong make me want to ban this form of creative expression in our home. Lucky for us Crayola created the Color Wonder Mess Free line and catch this awesomeness – they are currently running a contest where you can win $250 worth of Crayola Color Wonder products, with a Grand Prize consisting of a $1000!

Now you have a chance to win the products that will keep your house and kids mess free! The color wonder products show up beautifully in the books, but won’t show up on your kids clothes or the walls. As a parent you’ve gotta love it!

How to Enter:

Follow @Crayola on Instagram.
Log into your Instagram account, post a picture of a mess that could have used a Color Wonder intervention. Tag @Crayola and use #MessyKidsContest. Each picture receives one entry. You also must follow the @Crayola instagram account to qualify to enter the contest.

One winner will be chosen each week from now through November 21, 2016, to win $250 worth of Color Wonder products.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $1000 check.

You can also purchase Color Wonder products here.

The Crayola product, information, and contest rules have been provided by Crayola. Please visit the Crayola Website for complete contest rules and regulations.


Personalized Art Case – Crayola My Way

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Hello my luvs and happy National Crayon Day! That’s right, it’s National Crayon Day, so of course I have to bring some color your way.

As you all know I’m a homeschool mom to a kindergarten. That means we color ALL.THE.TIME. It’s what we do. Johanna is always very proud of her artwork and she absolutely adores having various colors to liven her pictures up with. So of course she was thrilled when I surprised her with our personalized crayola art case! I was pretty excited myself. You can also get your own personalized crayola box.


Here’s how it works. Head over to Crayola and personalize your own box of 8 or 64 count Crayola Crayons, OR get a Crayola Art Case like I did. Choose your own colors, your theme, and add a photo and text! If that’s not swoon worthy enough for ya, how about the fact that in the Art Case you get to choose up to 6 color selections! Even with that many selections I was having a hard time picking colors that I knew both Johanna and I would love.


Johanna was over the moon excited and right away she went to work drawing pictures on a letter to her bff. I’m positive your child (or even you!) will love it too.

*Disclosure: This post was made possible thanks to Crayola. The product was received for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


Crayola Cling Creator Review and Giveaway

Looking for ways to have fun with your kids this Christmas break? Crayola’s Cling Creator will keep kids busy and creative by allowing them to create their own window decorations!

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Cat not included 🙂

If you follow me on facebook or Instagram, you know that Johanna and I love being busy having fun and creating things, especially during the Advent season, so you can imagine my excitement in trying Crayola’s Cling Creator! My friend Lexi helped me setup the tubes, molds and instruments in the caddy while our kids bounced up and down in excitement ready to give it a go.

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The Cling Creator contains everything you need to make the clings and to create your own molds. Did I mention that you can even use glitter in the molds? Squeeee! Apply the clings to windows or mirrors. Don’t worry, they peel off super easy! It’s meant for ages 8+, but Johanna was able to work through it with no problems with my guidance.

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Making the clings are super easy and after 20 minutes they are ready! Now, we would love to make our own molds at some point, but I have to build up my creative esteem first.

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The Crayola Cling Creator makes approximately 20 clings and refill packs are sold separately. Feeling crafty? Enter to win a Crayola Cling Creator and a $50 gift card!

To enter please leave a blog post comment – What is your favorite creative active during the Christmas season?

Do the following for additional entries and leave me a comment on each letting me know you are liking/following/subscribing for the Crayola Cling Giveaway:

  1. Like Johanna’s Mama on Facebook
  2. Follow Johanna’s Mama on Instagram
  3. Follow Johanna’s Mama on Twitter
  4. Subscribe to Johanna’s Mama

This giveaway is open to US residents and will run until midnight EST Friday December 18, 2015.



I was not compensated for this post but the Crayola Cling Creator, gift card, information and additional gift pack have been provided by Crayola. As always, all opinions are my own.

Winner of the Crayola Multicultural Crayons+ Giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone that entered the Crayola Multicultural Crayons+ Giveaway! I was really excited about this giveaway, and I hope you were too. If you don’t happen to win, you can go here to find the crayola products I was giving away.

The Winner Is...Congratulations Barbara W.! You have until Sunday at 10am to contact me for your prize.

Good luck next time everyone!


Crayola’s Multicultural Crayons+ Giveaway!

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.
Johanna'smama(2)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:

  1. Tweet about the giveaway and make sure to at me @johannasmama
  2. Follow me on twitter
  3. Share the giveaway on instagram and tag me @iamjohannasmama
  4. Follow me on instagram
  5. 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.