Lights, Camera, Color– a new Crayola application

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!

Super star!

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

WIN IT!
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!

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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!

Comments

  1. Vickie Couturier says

    I have a picture of myself an my husband with 3 of our grandchildren who live 1200 miles away that I would love to have dont
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  2. Karen says

    I have one of my kids playing in the leaves that I took this fall that would be really cute drawn.

  3. Kristin says

    I have a photo of all three kids in their 4th of July outfits which would be cool as a coloring page.

  4. Jen N says

    I have always loved those crayon towers, but never owned one- Great Giveaway!!!

    I think I would print a picture of my youngest holding her sweet kitten. THanks for the tips, I am heading over to check that out.

    artandjen at juno dot com

  5. Jill L says

    I have a really silly one of my daughter sticking out her tongue. She is just making the craziest face. It would be really cute.

  6. Patricia Hill says

    I have a photo of Adam and Elizabeth when they were small that I would love to turn into something to color.

  7. Cristi says

    I would love to do that with the kids halloween photo. My daughter was Cinderella and my niece was a princess.

  8. says

    We have a photo of our son with the clowns from the circus last year that would make a great coloring page!
    .-= Larry (cakeblast)´s last blog ..Seven & Klutz Contests’ Concluded =-.

  9. Vicky H. says

    There are several photos I took of my God-kids doing various poses at their church and by a river that I know my God-daughter would love to have as coloring pages, especially the ones of her.

  10. Danielle C says

    I would love to turn one of the first pictures of both of my little ones into a coloring page so my son could color it! Thanks for the amazing giveaway and good luck to everyone!

    theconners3@yahoo.com
    .-= Danielle C´s last blog ..Win It Wednesday! List Your Giveaways! =-.

  11. Ellen C. says

    I have this cute picture of my son when he just got out of the tubby and he’s wrapped up in a hoody towel just smiling at me. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Veronica L. says

    One with all three of my boys laying side-by-side (ages 4, 2, and a 7 month old) Too cute! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  13. kathy dunaway says

    I have a photo of the kids playing in the water works park at Dollywood.They would have fun coloring and remembering the fun we had.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  14. Ann F says

    I think a picture of my daughter in front of Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World would be cute.

  15. Belinda says

    I have a photo of our cockatiel perched on the Christmas tree that would make a cute coloring page. Thanks!

  16. Fran says

    I have a great photo in the pool, floats, kids….My computer does this. I made the coloring book but would love to have a real coloring book of the pages.

  17. Stephanie V says

    My 2 year old just took his first preschool photo and it is fantastic!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  18. Maureen says

    I have a photo of myself with my six younger brothers and sisters when we were younger. It was shot in Black and White I would love to know how my nieces and nephews would color the photo with their parents in it now that they are the age that their parents were in the picture.

  19. Abby says

    I would choose one of our cats. My son loves our cats so much and would really enjoy coloring them in.

  20. Monica Lavoie says

    I would love to turn my little girls Halloween photo into a coloring page. She was so cute dressed up as a clown!
    Thanks!

  21. says

    Thank you for the giveaway. Recently, I took advantage of an incredible offer for free photo cards and ordered Christmas cards. Before I placed my order, I took my two children out dressed up and took pictures in various spots at a local lake. I’d love to turn them into coloring pages!
    .-= Michele´s last blog ..BeautyXpose $1000 Products GIVEAWAY =-.

  22. Nanci K says

    I would like to turn my kids sitting in front of the Christmas tree. Lots of different crayons to use on all the colors.

  23. Jessica McKelvie says

    I would do a picture of my son in his pirate halloween costume. he would love that
    .-= Jessica McKelvie´s last blog ..Hug Your Car =-.

  24. kristi blackstone says

    Love this! We would use photos of my oldest son with his baby brother!!
    .-= kristi blackstone´s last blog ..Notice!!!! =-.

  25. Sue E says

    I would like to turn a photo of my little boy sitting in front of the Christmas tree into a coloring page. Thanks!

  26. Elizabeth I says

    I have a photo of a “house” made of pillows that my 3 year old made for my 8 month old…then we put the 8 month old in, and took a picture

  27. Christina G. says

    One of my favorite photos that I’d love to turn into a coloring page is the one of my daughter and our three cats. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Joannie says

    My favorite picture of my grandson is one of him petting a giraffe. This would make a great coloring page!!

  29. Shimona says

    When my daughter was about 3 months, we took a picture of her in her bear coat surrounded by all her stuffed animals, so she looked like a stuffed animal with all her other ones. It is such a cute pic, and it would be fun to play around with it!

  30. Kristi C says

    I have a picture of my kids trying to use a skim board at the beach that I would love to have them be able to decorate.

  31. Carol G says

    I have one of my family taken many years ago that would be fun to have as a coloring page. We are standing in front of the house, the wind is blowing, and it would give the grandchildren a chance to really see some of the relatives that they will never know in person.

  32. jaimee says

    I have a photo of my kids with their arms around each other, smiling. it would be an awesome colloring page.

  33. Travis says

    I would use a picture of my kids standing infront of the treehouse in the backyard. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. Jill Myrick says

    For us it would be our family photo from the beach this summer.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  35. elizabeth p says

    I have a beautiful photo of all three kids on horses that I would love to see as something they could color.

  36. Sheila Hickmon says

    I would love to have the picture of my daughter holding my son when he was first born turned into a coloring page. Thanks!

  37. Angela G says

    My favorite picture of my kids is of my two older boys on Halloween a few years ago dressed as skunks.

  38. Susan Ledet says

    I have a beautiful picture of my 3 nieces sitting on the branch of a huge oak tree by the lakefront that I would love to have made into a coloring page.

  39. amy delong says

    A picture I took 2 yrs ago of the huge Christmas tree at Hershey Park

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. Jennifer G. says

    I have a picture of the whole family smiling and looking nice. It’s rare to get a picture of all of us where not one of us is looking away or not smiling, so that would be the one.

    jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

  41. WendyM says

    This is great – have wanted to get it for my 6 year old for christmas!

    She would love to color any of the pictures we took at this year’s Disney trip… so fun!
    .-= WendyM´s last blog ..Meet the Cast of the (New) Scrubs (Video) =-.

  42. Kimberly L says

    I have a picture of 4 generations – My Grandmother, My mom, myself and my daughter that would be fun to do

  43. Karen Gonyea says

    Great Idea – I have a picture of 5 generations – my great grandmother, my grandma, my mom, myself and my daughter. We were all the first born females in the family. We have since lost both my great grandmother and my mother.

  44. Kimberly says

    I would love to have our vacation pictures re mastered with this. It would be fun to relive them. :)

  45. Rose Alexis says

    I have a picture of the four kids together holding up their Christmas stockings last year, that I would love to have turned into a coloring page.

    Thank you!

  46. Mary Somerville says

    That is so neat,you pics look great.I’m going to try a picture of my Daughter, on a horse, holding a ribbon she had just won.

  47. Julie Smith says

    The photo that I would like to turn into a coloring page for my son is one of the first time he rode the kiddie roller coaster. His face is precious! You can’t tell whether he wants to laugh or cry, and every time he sees it now, he cracks up!