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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

let's color

As a child, I loved to draw, or “color” as I called it. Anything that stood still and could take a crayon was fair game (though it was NOT me who drew pumpkins on the wall for Halloween – that was Harris). We had coloring books covering the floors as children and no doubt a crayon or 10 ground into the carpet. I have such fond memories of coloring on the reverse side of computer paper. The pages were so big, and when you were finished with one, you just tore it off and started clean with the next.

The best part of coloring no doubt was a brand-new box of crayons. I can still remember what a fresh box smells like. All those colors in that familiar yellow box with the green stripes – for a while I could even identify every color in a 64 pack just by looking at it. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this familiar video from Sesame Street about how crayons are made. It’s still fascinating to me to this day.

2 comments:

Lindsey and Jeremy said...

I totally agree...I used to love coloring, too. Rita & Harold used to give us $5 to spend at Bills Dollar Store when we would come to visit & I would always buy colors & paper! I can still smell a new box, too. When Kell & I were little we wrote all over his walls in magic marker. I think there may still be a few "Lindsey was here's" hiding underneath some of his posters. haha!

Common Cents Gal said...

I totally remember this on Sesame Street when I was like 5 years old!!

Sandra S.

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