Crayons are very popular with kids – they always have been. We get them at restaurants, parties, randomly at Target. Needless to say, they’ve accumulated at our house. Recently I chucked a lot of broken crayons – it felt good. Still it felt a bit wasteful.
I grew up in New Jersey. My sister-in-law who lives there told me about a place in Hoboken where they are begging for used/broken crayons – theturquoisecup. I’ve heard tell that crayons are really easy to repurpose – maybe I should think about doing that next time instead of throwing them out.
So then there’s the paper that accompanies the crayons. Every so often I purge the drawings and coloring books in our play room. I put some on display on a couple clipboards that I hang on the wall as decoration. I recycle them or sometimes just throw them out. I scan the pictures that are good and my mom puts together a Shutterfly book each year for each of my girls, which contain their drawings and photos.
What thoughts do you have regarding crayons and the art they create?