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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crayola Factory

If you have kids or grandkids and ever intend to be in the Philadelphia area, you have to go to the Crayola Factory. This is a place where creativity is encouraged and being messy is okay! And it's priced right for families – just $12/person, ages 2 – 64. You can also search online for discounts. Our daughter found a deal for us – four tickets for $20! There is a parking garage just across the street and it cost us $8 for about 3.5 hours. Not a bad deal.

Plus, there is a Mickey D's onsite, if that floats your boat. Or, you can bring your own lunch as there is an area in which you can settle yourselves and eat.

The staff is fantastic. I didn't see anyone who seemed at all impatient with kids or their parents. And believe me, there were situations where that would have been justified. Considering many of the staff are young people, early twenties I'd say, I think that's pretty incredible.

Okay, I'm gonna stop talking and just share some pictures. And these aren’t all that I took ‘cause I didn’t want to bore you. :) There are many stations that allow kids to work with paint, modeling clay, melted crayons, and more. Enjoy!

Being welcomed to the Factory

Crayola Factory

 Reagan is welcomed to the Factory

How crayons & markers are made

The Factory

Making red crayons

Finished product



A crayon station, of course!

A crayon station - of course!

Creating a spacesuit

        Spacesuit front . . .            and back

Some buddies we met along the way

Another buddy Yet another posing opportunity

The end of a colorful day

The end of a colorful day!

Until the next time . . .


  1. So fun! I want to go there!

  2. A day to remember and talk about in the years ahead. Making memories? Priceless!

  3. That looks like so much fun. I still like to color with my grandkids. Great pictures.