Crayola Experience in Easton, PA

We are just now wrapping up our summer vacation, and we had such a great time. It was our first mini road trip, and the destination was PA. We chose this are because we felt it offered a good mix of kid-friendly activities and learning experiences for everyone.

So, our first stop was the Crayola Experience which used to be the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA on July 2. You could honestly spend all day long here, but we spent about three hours creating different art projects before heading out.

The girls were so excited to be here. One catch phrase Crayola used to use is “toys powered by brains and not batteries.” I love that because it is so true.

  

At the entrance they had all of these giant markers you could sit on. Very fun.

    

Hi guys! A little windy on this day.

  
After we received our tokens, we went straight up to the fourth floor to do things with melted crayons. I read that this area can sometimes have lines, so it is better to go there before it gets to crowded.

Our first stop was painting with melted crayons. The girls LOVED this and spent quite a bit of time here painting faces and animals. Their imaginations ran wild.

  
  

Next we melted crayons into different shapes. Mia chose a dinosaur and Emi made a coloring crayon character.

  

Getting ready to make a dinosaur.

  

Next we​ visited the canal exhibit. This was so much fun but also a lot of work. It took us a little while to push our four boats through the locks. I think we all learned a lot from this exhibit.

  
  

Next we went to make our own puzzles while Mia spent some time in the play area.

Emi turning her drawing into a 12 piece puzzle.

  

Mia climbing to the top. We actually only let her play for like 10 minutes. This thing had multiple exits and tons of bigger kids playing a little too roughly. After about the 3rd time of losing her, we called it quits.

  

Emi is in Heaven here! She worked on this giant hippo with markers while Mia was in the play place.

  
  

Next stop painting.

  
  

…and spinning melted wax…pics are a little out of order.

  
    

….the girls loved this! We could have stayed and made tons of these if we had the time.

    
  

…okay….back to painting.

  

Putting their creations in the drying machine…we need this at home!

    

We finished the day by learning all about how crayons are made. It was interesting to see the process, but Ten and I couldn’t help but laugh at how unenthusiastic the guy doing the show was. The kids didn’t seem to mind though.
   

After the show, we made a few more crayons and then headed further into PA to our camp site. The girls loved Crayola and want to go back already! It’s too bad we live so far away.

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