How to use the My Crayola Kids Story Studio.

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

The WINNER drawn by random.org is:

Nicole Carpenter who said … We plan on "sharing" the gift of imagination this season. My two children and I are going to sit down and make our own homemade Christmas cards this year,that way we can share with all of our family and friends.

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Disclosure:  The Crayola products that I received (and donated), access code and the giveaway were provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark. 

This is one page of a 6-page coloring book I created on Crayola's Story Studio for Flynn

Crayola Story Studio
(P.S. You might need to click on the photo above to read the story)

Isn't it adorable?  He's going to love it.   Especially the train.  I printed it out on card stock and am going to bind it and pop it under the Christmas tree with a box of Crayola Crayons.

Want to make one too?  I have a code so you can try it out.  Now just make sure you don't use the code until you are ready to go because it only gives you access to 48 hours: Access code: PRY4DBJJ

So to give you a quick run-down of what you do, once you log on and use the access code, you upload a headshot of your child, that gets turned into a character, which you choose a story and costume for.  Once you are done editing your story (it took me about 30 minutes from start to finish), you can save it to your Crayola profile and print it out.

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A couple of days ago I had a large box of Crayola products turn up on the doorstep from MyBlogSpark.  The box contained:

Crayola products
The twins' immediately jumped with joy.  They love doing activities.  But, I sat down and explained to them about the gift of giving over the holiday season and that not all little boys and girls are as lucky as they are.   Without whining or complaining they more than happily let me donate these wonderful gifts to a local toy drive.  I'm so proud of them.   Although I did keep the box of crayons to give to Flynn with his new Crayola Story Studio coloring book … but shh, he doesn't know.

Now here is where I get to keep on giving.

One of my readers will win:

  • Glow Explosion Spin Magic
  • Mess Free Color Wonder Sound Studio
  • Model Magic Presto Dots
  • A box of 64 Crayola Crayons with a Story Studio access code

That's right, all of the items that I received pictured above – value $83.  To learn more about these items, please check out the Crayola Holiday Gift Guide.

To enter, answer this question:

How do you plan on giving the gift of imagination this holiday season?

This giveaway will end on Thursday 16 December 2010 at 10 pm PST.   A winner will be chosen via random.org.

Entry is open to all U.S. Residents over the age of 18.

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37 comments

Lacy Hadeen December 11, 2010 - 9:31 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination by being with all of my family at Christmas and sharing some laughs and good times together. I love my family very much and they are very impotant to me….I wouldn’t give them up for nothin!

Mel B December 11, 2010 - 10:08 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination by building a step stool that is safe for my 1 1/2 yr old nephew to stand on so he can watch, learn and help to cook or bake with our family. I’m so excited to have a safe place for him to stand and help so that he can learn new skills and find ways of participating instead of not being able to help 🙂

Danielle December 12, 2010 - 12:42 pm

I’m giving my boys a playhut tent and tunnel for Christmas so they can use their imagination and pretend it’s a castle, spaceship, or whatever else they want.

Angel December 12, 2010 - 8:06 am

My youngest son would love those.. HE has been begging for the spin glow thing. He loves arts and crafts of all kinds.

DAWN MAY December 12, 2010 - 12:30 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination because my finances are so bad they will have to imagine that they got gifts…lmao.

Kelly Killingbeck December 12, 2010 - 1:31 pm

We are getting Aaron a marble run because he loves to build things. Both kids are getting shoeboxes filled with random craft things. I love watching them create things!

Debbie Duffy December 12, 2010 - 1:33 pm

you can not “give”the gift of imagination. Imagination can only be found in the mind and hearts of children of all ages.You can however give items or props to encourage imagination ,a cardboard box might be someones castle,or a rocket or spaceship to someone else.Giving the chance to explore ,to pretend, to imagine this is a priceless gift you can give your child.

Emily R. December 12, 2010 - 1:49 pm

I plan on visiting family, enjoy food and enjoying seeing our kids play with their new gifts:)

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Denise Kline December 12, 2010 - 6:50 pm

My daughter would love this. She is always using her imagination, drawing coloring etc.

Barbara Manatee December 12, 2010 - 5:43 pm

We are already in full swing with some imagination here….we have a couple of Elves stirring up trouble around here and its been LOADS of fun each night/morning with the kids. 😉

Kelly Greshak December 12, 2010 - 5:59 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination by giving gifts to my children that allow them to use their minds

Shelly Stammis December 12, 2010 - 6:00 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination this Christmas by giving my daughter gifts that allow her to express her thoughts and mind and imagination to its fullest. She loves art and loves to explore new possibilities in all she does.

carol December 12, 2010 - 6:17 pm

I plan on letting my kids write a letter to santa with crayons on why they have been good and deserve the toys! we are also letting them pick toys to give to underpriveleged kids.

Angie December 12, 2010 - 6:52 pm

I would love for my daughter to expand her imagination – she is very shy and LOVES to draw and express herself that way : ) Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn M December 12, 2010 - 8:18 pm

I plan on making holiday crafts with my daughter.
Jenn

Lauren December 12, 2010 - 8:19 pm

I plan on giving the gift of my imagination by spending time with my family this Christmas. Enjoying eating, fellowship and watching the kids play!

Thanks for this giveaway!

Miros December 12, 2010 - 11:10 pm

The gift of imagination comes from the heart and I keep the little box my children created for me in which they put drawings and lots of kisses and love inside the box. So every time I look at the box I am reminded that imagination can go very far with paper, crayons and lots of love for the art. Thanks!

Brenda Edwards December 13, 2010 - 1:45 am

I plan on helping my kids make presents for their teachers at school. They are both getting gifts from Crayola for Christmas because they both love to do crafts. The are both always drawing or writing using their imagination.

Kimberly @ Raising Olives December 13, 2010 - 9:59 am

We’re gifting some of Crayola’s Pop Art Pixie craft kits. So much fun!

Machell Duke December 13, 2010 - 2:32 pm

I would share the gift of imagination with my six year old daughter by playing with her new chritmas dolls.

briann Neeley December 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm

i am giving my daughter some Crayola Twistable crayons and also a play kitchen, i love how she cooks things up!

sharlene December 13, 2010 - 5:25 pm

my little boys are getting a few dress up sets for Christmas and art supplies…they like to be crafty like mama 🙂 I know they would love this giveaway

Alissa December 13, 2010 - 5:44 pm

I plan on giving my nephew the gift of imagination by creative toys to explore with. [email protected]

Lisa L December 13, 2010 - 6:35 pm

We love doing art projects in our house. I am giving each of my children different art sets to create with. They are each also getting a specially designed apron so they can create in the kitchen and learn to cook. We love family time!

Dana December 13, 2010 - 8:29 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination by having Sarah make pictures to put in our Christmas cards……make some of our own wrapping paper …….beading necklaces for some of our senior neighbors.

Nicole Carpenter December 14, 2010 - 7:31 am

We plan on “sharing” the gift of imagination this season. My two children and I are going to sit down and make our own homemade Christmas cards this year,that way we can share with all of our family and friends.

brianna ross December 14, 2010 - 7:39 am

I plan on giving the gift of imagination by helping my kids learn how to build something like a fort with a blanket and chairs this Christmas!

Shop with Me Mama December 14, 2010 - 9:48 pm

We like to give the gift of imagination by giving grandma and grandpa pictures that my kids had drawn for them. They love them and look forward to them every year!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jamie December 15, 2010 - 7:16 am

What a great giveaway!! My 5 year old son LOVES to draw and create! We’re actually giving him an easel for Christmas. I haven’t purchased any paint or paper that go with the easel because I’m on unpaid maternity leave and spending is slim this year, so this would be such a blessing to win for him!! Thanks for the chance!! He’s so deserving…such a great new big brother. Here’s crossing my fingers! 🙂

tess December 15, 2010 - 8:49 am

i plan on giving the gift of imagination by giving my daughter dolls this year- she can imagine they talk to her
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reina December 15, 2010 - 10:47 am

i plan on giving the gift of imagination by teaching my oldest daughter to crochet this christmas break. i made all our stockings and am making most of the christmas gifts as well. the kids will be helping make cookie cutout for santa as well

shauna Rawlinson December 15, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Oh this would go so well with the 42 boxes of crayons I have already! wish I were kidding.

Moriah Bassham December 15, 2010 - 2:58 pm

How do you plan on giving the gift of imagination this holiday season?

Being a teacher offers me lots of opportunities to give the gift of imagination to my students. I remind them daily what the spirit of Christmas is about and how it felt (and still feels) to be a kid this time of year. Even with all of the hardships of being a teenager we can’t forget that the holiday season is all about imagination!

Veronica L. December 15, 2010 - 3:02 pm

I plan on giving the gift of imagination in my family by having all three of my boys creating a Christmas collage to give to Santa. Thanks 🙂

Katie's Nesting Spot December 15, 2010 - 5:45 pm

We will continue to foster imagination with our daughter by giving her many opportunities to create meaningful holiday gifts for her family…and of course by reading to her all the time. I think there is nothing like a well written book to get the imagination flowing…she’s going to find a few new titles all wrapped up underneath the tree this year.

Nance Jones December 15, 2010 - 7:11 pm

I plan on giving the gift of more imagination to my great grandson, Micah. He loves to do crafts with his MIMI. He is going to make wreaths for relatives. He loves using glitter crayons.

maryanne December 16, 2010 - 5:26 am

What a fantastic giveaway!!! To give the gift of imagination this Christmas, I picked out toys for my kids that I remember playing imaginary games with in my own childhood! And this morning we’re off to the store to pick up craft supplies (including some Crayola products, because I love them) to give to friends for Christmas!

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