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About the Shop:


 One day I read a post about making your own crayons from soy wax.  Out of curiosity and a love of all things art materials, I gave the recipe a shot. My first crayons turned out a little rocky but they worked! After that I was hooked. I spent a few months perfecting my recipe, at which point we had a house full of crayons. So I decided to open a shop. My crayons have come a long way since my first set and I now make them in all sorts of colors and shapes. I love crayons, art supplies and anything that inspires creativity in kids (and adults.) So you will not only find crayons in my shop but a variety of other creativity inspiring products.
Everything in the shop is in stock and ready to go but I am always happy to make custom orders too! I love to talk crayons so feel free to conversation or email (gillharveyk@gmail.com) with any questions, thought or ideas.


About the Blog:


The Childhood List blog is all about documenting the big and little events that make childhood one of the best, most important and most memorable times in our lives! As the mom of three (the bee(5) and the bean(3) and a new baby brother) and also an art teacher my love of creativity with kids is most often the source of my blog inspiration. The goal of this blog is to share with others what is on our childhood list and to celebrate, document and honor all the moments of childhood. On the right is a list of things that we make, places we go, moments big and small, stuff we read, and things we do. The list will be ever growing and ever changing. On the left is the ongoing documentation of our adventures. What is on your childhood list? 
"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies."
-Nadine Staire


About Me:


After 12 years teaching art to children in elementary and middle school I decided to make a big change and stay home with my then two little girls. My inability to sit still for too long and my habit of saving things to make into something quickly turned into the blog. After a year of writing the blog I started making crayons and opened The Childhood Store. Most days you can find me at my house making crayons and playing with kids. If I'm not here it's because we are off on an adventure and will be back soon.