Don't you love the smell of crayons? You know the smell I am talking about. It smells like the amazing art room from elementary school. I honestly think that the smell should be bottled or put into a candle. I would buy it!! The other artifact that this reminds me of is the rolled crayon holder that my mom made for me as a kid. Each crayon had its own spot and then we would roll it up for storage. That is one artifact that I still wish I had!!
In my first grade classroom, today was the first day we began writing in our journals for #MuseumMonday. We are studying the state of Pennsylvania this week, so naturally a crayon box needed to be in our classroom museum. Our #MuseumMonday work will be a combination of artifacts from our own museum and from online museum collections.
This particular box is a treasure to me. About 10 years ago, Crayola Crayons came out with the state crayon collection. I had several boxes in my room that were used for special projects. At the time, I still taught Kindergarten. It was a joy to have my kids yell across the room, "I have Macaroni and Cheese Orange" or "I have Purple Mountain Purple." It was even better because the had the background knowledge to know why the crayons had the names they did.
Sadly, all that is left of my wonderful crayon collection is the box. I have looked on Ebay and Amazon and none are to be found. Honestly, I think they need to begin manufacturing these again. If Crayola could see what was happening when the kids were coloring, it would be well worth it.
My thoughts for the manufacturing world: Crayola needs do begin manufacturing this crayon set again and Bath and Bodyworks needs to make a crayon scented candle! I would buy both!!
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