Crayons for the Street Art Cyclist

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Watch out! They’re colorful, but deadly!

Childhood nostalgia is something Natalie and I both crave, and it’s always a wonderful feeling to recapture those moments.

And our craving brought us to Easton, Pennsylvania to visit the Crayola Experience factory. As a kid, I can remember getting a new box of crayons and ripping off the wrapper on most of them because I would use them for hours. I can even recall my coloring style getting intense while I focused on a favorite ninja turtle or super hero in my coloring book. The end result being broken crayons I had to retire a lot earlier than I wanted.

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Are these real?

Built in 1996, the Crayola Experience factory isn’t the actual factory where crayons are created. It’s more of a creative center where kids (actual or grown) can color and draw using computers, 3D art, and other unique techniques that you can find more about here.

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Nope, but this one is.

The best part of the Crayola Experience factory, in my opinion, is the gift shop where the the world’s largest crayon is located. The 15 foot blue crayon weighs 1,500 hundred pounds and is made up from 123,000 blue crayons all collected by kids around the US. Talk about remarkable, this crayon could color an entire football field.

Afterward, we decided to take walk around Easton to see what else we could find, and to our surprise there was some cool street art downtown.

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Porter’s Parking Patch by Will Schlough is a painted steel and concrete memorial for a close friend of Schlough’s who was a gardner and cyclist.

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Trevor Kent’s Benjamin Eastburn is a hand-forged steel structure of a man using some sort of measuring device.

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Ellen Shaughnessy’s homage to the three wise monkeys seems to be a gift to Easton and its bicyclist community.

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Here’s another cool bike rack from an unknown artist. You can always trust little green men to guard your bike in Easton.

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Rad coin mosaic fairly close to the crayon factory.

I thought Easton was just going to be a place where you go for crayons, but around its corners, alleyways, and on the streets you’re exposed to a large cyclist and art community.

Nearby Attractions: I Slept in a Wheelbarrow in Philadelphia

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