Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vacation Part Deux- The Crayola Factory

As promised, here is the footage of the boys at the Crayola Factory, in Easton, Penn.

 The boys waited very patiently for the doors to open. 
 This is the roof of the building.  How cool is that sculpture???
 The staff was incredible!  So friendly and happy to just be working there.  They even agreed to pose with the alien.
Here's alie doing some art.  Look how well he stays in the lines!  And with only 3 fingers, too.

 This is actually upstairs from Crayola in the Canal Museum.  Each boy got a canal boat that they were able to float down the river, opening and closing the canal gates to see how they effected the rivers level.  The fact that it was real water?  Made it twice the fun.
 The lady told me to stop telling LG not to climb on the crayon.  That's what he was there for...
 LG and little o in front of "The Wall of Colors". 
  A little sidewalk chalk humor.  LG loved the idea that he could just color all over the floor.  Inside.  With adults watching.
 Why won't' they just look at the darn camera?  For once?  At the same time???
Yup.  The world's largest crayon.  It's blue. 

A little about our visit?  Hmmm, ok.  I can spare a few minutes.  The Crayola factory is one floor of a large building (the actual crayons are made a few blocks away).  There are stations all over the place where you can try out each of Crayola's products (and conveniently, a store right there where you can buy said products).  The boys loved the plexiglass tunnel for trying out window markers.  And the huge boards for the glow pens.  We avoided the sand art area and the modeling goo area (the lady suggested they were really for kids 4 and older).  Little o made a "underwater" collage with one of the nice Crayola ladies, and LG just wanted to run all over and play.  The slate floor for the sidewalk chalk was a HUGE hit.  I think LG was a little disappointed that he could do the melted wax art (you need to be 48 inches tall), but he got over it quickly. 

Tomorrow:  The beach.  Bare toes, sand pails.  Good times.  Come back then.


Sprite's Keeper said...

How cool would it be to take Sprite? (Although I don't think I'd be able to validate the plane ticket required to get her there.)
I'm linking you up since it's still summer vacation!
You're linked!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I'm officially jealous! Who doesn't LOVE fresh crayons!!!!! I could totally become a crayon hoarder. I should have gone with you on vacation!

Jan said...

Okay - we are SO taking The G Man there.

VandyJ said...

The blue crayon? The really big one? Bruiser would be in heaven. He loves blue.

AudreyO said...

How fun. We've never visited there, but for some reason it made me think of the jelly belly store/factory.

CaJoh said...

I keep wanting to go to the Farra Pan factory, but never get around to it. Once I had a drug test and got off at the stop where the factory was. I could smell Boston Baked Beans on the way to the test and Redhots on the way back.