Move over glitter crayons. Here comes Crayola Multicultural.
Now children can quit coloring their stick figures blue and choose the appropriate shade of black, white, tan, sepia, peach, apricot, mahogany, or burnt sienna.
With these eight crayons, kids are equipped to scribble in coloring books with the same color-correctness as a makeup artist—unless they are filling in fairies, monsters, unicorns, or anything that requires imagination.
Crayola’s creativity spiel on their website says, “Those with the ability to ‘think outside of the box’ will lead the future and make special things happen.” Well, a special thing happened at the inner city daycare where I work afternoons. None of my students were interested in being the first to to open the box of Multiculturals. For the first time, they let a brand new box of crayons sit unopened, until it became burried under stubby, wrapperless greens and yellows.
“The Power of Creativity – Crayola – It Starts Here” In this case, it ended.