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The Great Crayon Exchange

We loved participating in this project! There were squeals of joy when they received their midnight mystery crayons! So much fun! Thank you!


Fill out the form below.

You will receive a media email which will include:

  • a pdf file of the flyer you can send home with students,
  • images for the school facebook/instagram accounts

Decorate a box!

This is a great way to involve students in the project and talk to them about upcycling. We also LOVE to see pictures of the decorated boxes. So make sure to email them so we can share them!

Give the flyer to the kids

Send the flyer home and have kids bring in broken crayons and fill up the box!

Send everything to us

Send the broken crayons and paperwork into us:

The Great Crayon Project
352 Main St #1204
Oneonta, NY 13820

Please note: At this time we are not able to pay for shipping to send crayons in. We suggest seeing if the PTO or a school organization can sponsor the crayon exchange. Flat Rate Priority Boxes fit a lot of crayons and keep costs fairly reasonable! We DO cover shipping of the rainbow crayons back to you!

We send you crayons

Once your box of broken crayons and paperwork are received, we will send you a new shaped crayon for each student.

The current crayons we are sending are "Midnight Mystery" crayons. Adorable shaped crayons made out of dark colors- purples, black, blues, browns, grays. It is a double mystery - what shape will you get and what colors will it draw!

Kids absolutely LOVE our crayon exchanges! It gets them thinking about upcycling in a whole new way! Teachers work our exchanges into recycling units, Earth Day lessons, and spirit or school events.

We look forward to doing "The Great Crayon Exchange" with you!

Start An Exchange

Have questions before starting your Great Crayon Exchange? Check out our FAQ below.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Contact Information

Please fill in the information for the primary contact for the exchange

School Information

Exchange Information

This exchange is for:
Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
Please make sure this number is accurate, it will require approval to be changed.
This is the week that you estimate you will be shipping the crayons to us. Scheduling this allows us to process and return your new crayons in a timely manner!

I understand that I am responsible for the shipping costs of the collected crayons to The Great Crayon Project.

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Frequently asked questions

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How long does it take to get the fun-shaped crayons back?
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time we receive your broken crayons to ship the fun-shaped crayons back. We strive to be as efficient as possible. If the new crayons are needed by a specific day (last day of school, event, etc), please let us know and we will let you know if we can meet that day.
How many crayons do I need to collect in order to receive the amount of crayons I requested?
At this time, we have no minimums that need to be met. Any crayons recycled are better than no crayons recycled! :) 
What is the cost?
Schools/Teachers/Organizations/Individuals are responsible for the cost of shipping the broken crayons to us.
There is a $10 flat fee for the exchange, (regardless of amount of broken crayons collected or new crayons requested)