Have you bought a box of Crayola crayons for your kids lately? If so, you may have noticed a code printed inside. This is for the fun, new “Lights, Camera, Color” application at Crayola.com.
Recommended for ages 3 and up, this cool site allows kids to turn their digital photos into custom coloring pages – for free! Whether it’s photos from a family vacation, a birthday celebration or a momentous moment on the soccer field, “Lights, Camera, Color” makes kids photos one for the books – personalized, one-of-a-kind coloring books, that is. Created to bring online and offline creativity together to inspire kids to color and create in a whole new way, it’s the only application of its kind for kids.
Specially-marked Crayola crayon boxes (48, 64, 96, 120-ct. as well as the 150-ct. Crayon Tower) will include a code that lets you print custom coloring pages. Kids and moms can try out the application for free online at Crayola.com/colorme at anytime, but a code is required to print out the personalized coloring pages. Each code found in 64-count boxes and larger is good for six months of unlimited prints. The 48-count box has a code that is good for three months of unlimited prints.
I made the coloring page to the right, and can’t wait to show it to my daughter! It’s all very simple to do.
- Register on the site – Crayola.com/colorme – if you haven’t already. It only takes a few seconds.
- Upload a digital photo.
- Print out your coloring page or save and send it to Coloring Page Maker to customize with fun graphics.
- Choose a background: you can choose from several including a desert, a beach, a haunted house and more.
- Add props such as a hat, mustache, wings, etc.
- Select words/phrases: “Best Friends,” “Kids Only,” “All Star” to name just a few.
- Save and print.
- Start coloring your one-of-a-kind creation!
To add to the online fun, kids can make their own creatures using their photos with the “Body Builder” tool and their own machines with the “Gizmo Gears” application. Add these crazy creations to the “Lights, Camera, Color” one-of-a-kind coloring pages and you’ve got the ultimate personalized coloring book!
Update: Here’s what I did with two of my daughters’ photos. The first one, I turned from a Halloween photo into a holiday coloring page. The second, I added some wording. Both look great, in my opinion, and my daughters loved them!
Would you like to try it out right now? I have a special one-day pass so you and your kids can experience the magic of “Lights, Camera, Color” for yourselves. Use code: PRT77F3S
Crayola sent me a Crayola 150-count Telescoping Crayon Tower that includes a “Lights, Camera, Color” code for six-months of unlimited prints so that I we could try out the service. They are also offering an additional Crayon Tower to one of my readers so you, too, can try the program! This is valued at $17.99 and is such a convenient way to store crayons. It opens up into 3 tiers, and comes with 118 regular crayons, 16 metallic FX crayons, and 16 glitter crayons, and collapses easily for storage.
To enter, please leave a comment telling me about one of your favorite photos that you’d love to turn into a coloring page for your kids!
For extra entries:
- Subscribe to my feed by feedreader or email (or let me know if you already do).
- Follow me on Twitter (@OhMariana) and tweet about this giveaway: I just entered to win a fun Crayola tower from @ohMariana! http://bit.ly/7eZHuh . You can do this once a day, but please leave another comment each time.
- Grab my button (at the bottom of the page) and link to me in your sidebar or blog roll.
Contest ends: November 30th, 2009 11:59 pm EST. US entries only. Leave a separate comment for each entry & a valid email address/blog URL. Winner, chosen at random, has 3 days to claim their prize.
Crayola provided me with a telescoping crayon tower for myself, as well as one for giveaway, through a program for MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was received for this post.
P.S. You can find Crayola on Facebook!