Who didn't grow up with Crayola? I'm sure we all did! I still remember that 64-crayon box with built-in sharpener that I loved when I was younger. A couple of Saturdays ago, the #SoMoms were invited by Crayola to introduce their new brand - T-Pencil. Apparently, Amspec has been making pencils for other brands for several years but finally decided to make their own line, given their long experience in manufacturing kid-safe, quality pencils.
|coloring Gymbo with Crayola|
|the kids and their work|
For the afternoon's event, E happily designed a circus animal using paper plates and a circus hat using coffee filters with So Big Crayons and PipSqueak markers. N busied herself with her lion puppet using a paper bag and crayons and with a shading activity using T-Pencils.
We also met Amspec's Mr. Wood (CEO and company president) and Tina who gave us some fun facts about Amspec and their products. Did you know that the Crayola we have been using for years is locally manufactured by Amspec or Amalgamated Specialties Corporation in their factories in Muntinlupa and Cavite?
|Mr. Wood and Tina|
Of course, an event in Gymboree won't be complete without their signature activities - story telling, singing. Since E is a regular, he was familiar with Teacher Rain and spent the afternoon trying to get her attention. Heehee!
|Story telling activity|
|N was in arts and crafts heaven!|
I was quite happy with the 80-page coloring kit. We brought this kit in our carry-on and despite the more than 3-hour delay, there were no complaints from N as she was quite busy choosing which pages to color.
Did you grow up with Crayola? What were your favorite products? What products are you currently using with your own kids?