I was (okay - still am) a serious geek when it comes to school/office supplies.
So as a kid, of course, I always wanted the 64-count box of crayons. You know - the cool one with the built-in sharpener on the back. (Photos courtesy of Crayola).
Some years, my mom would relent and get me the 64-count, but I other times I had to settle for 48. I must point out my school was so not helpful in this quest, as the supply list only recommended a 24-count box.
Fast-forward (more than a few) years - and you can totally customize a box of crayons! Pick fun colors - and even personalize the box with your name and a photo.
They are super-easy to do. Just go to the "MyWay" section of Crayola's web site.
Pick the box size and count. You can do eight-count boxes, but where is the fun in that? Now that I am an adult, I am going for 64. Because I can.
Next, pick your colors. Do the classic assortment - or load up on oodles of shades of pinks, greens, yellows - whatever. You can also bling out your box with neons, glittery shades and other options.
I'm all about the glitter, neons, greens and pinks (kind of preppy):
Then, pick from dozens of themes and designs (happy birthday, first day of school, etc.), upload a photo and name or other text - and voila! Your own box. With the oh-so-important sharpener on the back. Here a few boxes I showed on a recent TV segment in Denver:
When it comes to school supplies, what were your favorites as a kid? Or - what are the must-haves for your children?