while we were in pennsylvania the other weekend, we stopped by the crayon factory (well, it’s now called the crayola experience, but i keep calling it the crayon factory. thank you mr. rogers!) in easton! that place was pretty cool, and my three tiny artists who love using anything and everything as their paper (including my white walls once or twice in the past) were in absolute heaven.
apologies in advance for the large amount of photos below. you know how i can get carried away when i get overly excited.
ps. can we all please take a moment to admire eleanor’s superhero mask that is on for a good portion of these photos. a woman who worked at crayola asked eleanor what her super power was and eleanor didn’t miss a beat responding, “i can walk on water!” haha! i had never heard her say that before and it caught me so off guard. she’s the best.
THE largest crayon in all the world! and two very adorable kiddos standing in front of it.
watching their crayons melt into a dinosaur shape!!!
dinosaur crayons made by melting crayons into a dinosaur mold!
i can’t get enough of this handsome man’s eyes in this photo. he’s just so happy to be down on the ground engaging with his kids and makes these experiences the most fun for them. he’s the one who found the crayon factory and put it on our itinerary for pennsylvania! he’s also the one who found antonio’s pizzeria in easton where we had a really good chicken parm sandwich and philly cheesesteak before we went to crayola! if you go, you gotta stop by there before or after! we couldn’t get enough.
he is always determined to do it by himself! he doesn’t even like when i try to hold the paper still for him so it doesn’t slide around. i wonder where he gets that from!
we spent an extra long time at this station because eleanor was very intently creating several masterpieces. :)
look at his proud little face in the background! i can’t get enough of samson at age 4. he’s the most affectionate and loving and happy little dude ever and it makes my day, all day long.
making crayons! with our names on them!!!
and using the wrapper machine to put our sticker wrappers perfectly straight!
samson chose the “tennis ball” symbol for my crayon. haha! i think it’s a baseball, but we’re going with tennis ball for now.
this was such a fun station of bringing these crayon boats through the water upstream by passing through a system of locks. somehow we only got a little bit wet, which is huge considering conrad was present. :)
such a fun spot! and not too far from new york! we need to explore more of pennsylvania for sure. and the rest of the east coast. everything is so close and these city kids are finally getting used to long car rides and carseats!