Back-to-School Made Green with Crayola (Closed)

Crayola has always been a brand I trust. In fact, they’re the only brand of crayons, markers, and colored pencils that I’ll buy. The quality of their products far exceeds that of any other brand on the market. (In my opinion, of course.)

Now, Crayola is improving their products and “Going Green.” Now, back to school for your kids can be even more green, and it won’t cost you any extra green! That’s right! Even though Crayola is making changes to their products, you won’t see an increase in their price. That’s fantastic news!

MyBlogSpark and Crayola recently sent me some of their products to test out with my kids. Before I get to my review of these products, let me tell you a little bit about what Crayola is doing to improve their products.

  • Crayola Markers – Crayola markers are now made from recycled bottle caps. The barrels of the markers will now be black instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a “second life” to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Just think about all the hundreds of tons of plastic this will keep out of landfills each year! The markers will be available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
  • Crayola Colored Pencils – Since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood from a tropical rainforest or endangered species. Every time a tree is used to create the Crayola colored pencils, a new tree will be planted. This is such a great way for Crayola to “give back” to the environment. You can get Crayola Colored Pencils in 12, 24, 36, and 50 count boxes, and those packages will be among the first to carry the “Eco-Evolution” call-out on their packaging.
  • Crayola Green 24-Count Crayons – Ahhh, yes. The 24 pack of Crayola Crayons. The one item I can guarantee will be on our school supply list every year. Now, these crayons will be made with the power of the sun. They’ll use more than 26, 200 solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, which will in turn generate the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year. That’s equal to 60 million 24-ct. boxes!

If you’ve got a minute, check out this video to get a better understanding of how Crayola is committed to helping the environment through renewable solar energy.

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I recently got to test out the new “greener” Crayola products mentioned above, and I am happy to report that I absolutely *love* them. In fact, I don’t see much of a difference from the Crayola products that I’ve used and loved for years.

I love the look of the new black-barrel markers, and how much recycled plastic is now being used through this one change. The colored pencils are fantastic, and I love that they already come sharpened. (It’s the little things that make me happy!) And the crayons are the same fabulous crayons we’ve always used, but now they’re even “cooler” because they’re made with the power of the sun.

Thank you, Crayola, for taking such initiative to improve your products and make our world a little greener. I will continue to use and recommend your products to everyone I know!

Want to try the new “greener” Crayola products for yourself?
MyBlogSpark is allowing me to give away a prize pack to one of my readers! You’ll get an 8-ct. pack of Washable Markers, a 12-ct. pack of Colored Pencils, and a 24-ct. pack of the new “green” Crayola Crayons. These will be great to have as a back-up in case school supplies go missing this year, or just to keep on hand at home.

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Disclaimer: I am participating in a blog spark through MyBlogSpark on behalf of Crayola. I was sent the items above in order to facilitate my honest and thorough review. The opinions stated in this post are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The sponsor is also fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    I like that they are made with recycled plastic, helps our world- Kudos to them!

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    I like the fact that they use solar power to make the crayons.

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    I like that they use solar energy!

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    fb fan of yours

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    I follow you and Crayola on twitter @samman324

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    I follow your blog publicly via GFC.

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    Thanks for the great contest!

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    Tylerpants says:

    I love that they are eco-friendly. Every little bit helps! tylerpants(at)

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    I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at) #1

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    Every time a tree is used to create the Crayola colored pencils, a new tree will be planted. thats really cool, i work for the city and we are all about planting trees
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    i like you on fb
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    i like crayola- go green on fb
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    i get your emails
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    Busy Working Mama says:

    I like that the colored pencils are made of re-forested wood.

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    I like that they are helping to protect our enviroment

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    fan of you on FB (jamie j)

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    follow you and Crayola on twitter (jjudy04)

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    Bakersdozen says:

    I love that they will work as well as any crayola product and are green at the same time. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Bakersdozen says:

    1. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    There's something for everyone.

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    They are good for the environment.

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    I love that they care about energy

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    i love how the markers are washable

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