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PHOTO FRIDAY – World’s Largest Crayon, Easton, PA

I hear you gasp. Yes, the photo quality is…well…not great. But it’s scanned from a 35mm print taken five years ago and unearthed from an old scrapbook, so cut me some slack.


Meet "Big Blue." the world's largest crayon

This week, my baby started middle school, so this “Photo Friday” is about The Boy and our visit to The Crayola Experience™ in 2006 to see the world’s largest crayon.

He was just a sprite back then, and The Girl wasn’t even in our realm of contemplation. (Two kids? Crazy talk!)

Crayola factory

When we were three.

The Crayola Experience in Easton, PA is not the real crayon manufacturing plant. It’s more like a children’s activity and discovery center, with plenty of hands-on activities. The world’s largest crayon is actually in the gift shop.  Fifteen feet long and 16 inches in circumference, “Big Blue” was created in 2003 to reflect America’s favorite color. It weighs 1,500 lbs, and is the equivalent of 123,000 blue crayons.

The gift shop, by the way, is awesome! I remember it the most, mainly because it offered such an extensive range of Crayola products you just can’t find in the stores. “Santa” had a field day stocking up in advance of Christmas that year!

It should be noted that we were in PA last week, and I floated the idea of returning to the Crayola Experience to get an updated photo. The Boy, now 11, wanted none of it. Sigh. He’s actually starting to outgrow certain travel destinations and attractions. I guess Sesame Place is also out!

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  1. September 9, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    What?!?!?!? I grew up near there. How did I never get to see this crayon. My parents sure dropped the ball. Next time you are in PA, head to Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom and Six Flags. It’s more up to the speed of 11 year olds and even fun for parents.

  2. Fiona said,
    September 9, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Thanks for the memory, we did the factory when my boy was about 3 and we all loved it. We also did Sesame Place on that trip and again it was a big hit. Now I get eye rolls at the mention of Elmo and Cookie Monster, sigh is right.

  3. Sonja said,
    September 9, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Wow, it must smell terrific in that crayon gift shop! And don’t worry, I post a lot of low-quality, scanned, old 35mm prints on my blog. 🙂

  4. Mike said,
    September 9, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    That’s one location where I will never take my kids. I can only imagine the meltdown when I explain that Daddy actually cannot buy a Big Blue crayon for her to take home….would not be pretty.

  5. Lisa said,
    September 9, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    You do find the coolest things!! Alas, my children are probably both beyond the age where they would agree to do anything involving either crayons or the Cookie Monster.

  6. Jessica said,
    September 22, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    That is cool! What I want to know is how do you find all these big things?!?!

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