The Day We Wrapped 76 Pencils in Thread

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by
Crayola sent us Crayola Creations Thread Wrappers for us to use as we supported and provided the Glassboro Family Success Center with crafts and activities during their Back to School event. We thank Crayola for helping us support our local communities.

 

Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper

 

Jersey Family Fun is 5 years old! 5 YEARS! No doubt you may have noticed that if you have been a follower for a while. You may have also noticed too that our heart has always been in making a difference whether it’s through this site helping families find ways to have fun with each other or out there in the community helping by hosting or cohosting activities that serve families. Now that we are 5 years old that commitment to service is stronger than ever. And with that we’re putting our connections and relationships with toy brands to better use. We’ll work to promote them in a way that helps us make a difference in a bigger way than we ever have before.

 

What does that have to do with wrapping pencils in thread?

 

The first brand to come on board and join us in this new direction is Crayola. We’ve always loved their products and at Blogger Bash this past summer we got to see some of their newest ones. There were products that let kids engrave crayons, an app-based toy that lets the user create short-animated videos, and then there was the Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper. This neat new toy lets kids wrap almost everything in colored thread. If it can fit through the opening of the wrapper, it can be wrapped in thread. I knew it would be the perfect toy to work into a back to school event we were working on.

 

Crayola Thread Wrapper wrapped pencil

 

This past August, Glassboro Family Success Center organized a back to school event that brought out children in need in the Glassboro community. The mission was to get kids ready for school by providing them with some of the items they would need for a successful school year. Hairdressers donated their services to give kids back to school haircuts. Local agencies came together to provide backpacks and school supplies and students could get what they needed.

 

Crayola was a big part of our role at the event! Not only did they provide us with boxes of crayons for each student, but they also sent us 3 Crayola Creations Thread Wrappers. Over the three hours we introduced kids to the Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper, showed them how it worked, and let them design and wrap pencils we provided. Each Crayola Thread Wrapper can hold 3 minispools of thread. After the thread is initially wrapped around the item, the user moves the item back and forth (while holding the button) creating the pattern they like. I admit I was pleasantly surprised how easy it worked. We kept 2 Thread Wrappers ready to wrap and a third one set up to create more thread.

 

Crayola Thread Wrappers 2

 

Since you or your kids will easily find yourself/themselves wrapping everything, you’ll need to replace the thread. Crayola makes that very easy to do. It’s just a matter of changing the wrapper a bit. Knowing we would be very busy, having that third wrapper generating new thread made it easy for us to keep up with the demand of wrapping the pencils.

 

As if the Crayola Thread Wrapper wasn’t cool enough letting you wrap your stuff with any thread, you can also create your own thread color. Taking the same set up as when you refill a spool of thread, you place a fabric marker in the groove. As you push the marker to apply pressure the marker colors the thread. You can change the marker color as often as you like. Start with white or any light color thread, and change parts to pink, blue, green, yellow. You are only limited by your imagination.

 

 

As you can see the kids loved wrapping their pencils. From the preschoolers to the teens, we had many students stopping by wanting to get in on the Crayola fun. Don’t you think your child would love to get in on the wrapping?
Crayola Thread Wrapper child

 

Wrapped pencilsWhat would your kids wrap with the Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper?

 

The Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper includes

  • Motorized threading unit
  • Re-threading attachment
  • Six spools of thread in Crayola colors. (The thread wrapper will work with most threads once they are threaded onto the bobbins/spools.)
  • Two bobbins
  • One fine-line fabric marker

Batteries not included.

 

Where can you buy a Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper?

To help cover the costs associated with running a site like Jersey Family Fun, we participate in affiliate advertising programs. These programs pay us a small commission when readers purchase an item by using our links to it. You can help support the Jersey Family Fun site by purchasing Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper through the following link.

Thank you for your support.

 

In full disclosure, we received Crayola Creations Thread Wrappers to review and create wrapped pencils with other children. As always, our experience and opinions are 100% our own. This post includes Amazon affiliate links. Jersey Family Fun is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

2 thoughts on “The Day We Wrapped 76 Pencils in Thread

  1. bucks county mom says:

    Was it as fun as it looks?

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