Peeling Crayons

There’s something about a newly opened box of perfect crayons that is so beautiful and comforting to me.


I normally cringe while she does it, but there’s also something about seeing a box completely destroyed.

The care it took to peel each crayon, put the wrappers in a pile, color a scribble with the crayon,  and then line them all up.


Likewise, pretty beautiful. I need to let go more often…


  1. says

    One time my daughter (who was around 2 at the time) saw me peel down a crayon to sharpen it. After that she would try to peel all of the crayons. I would tell her not to, but you know how that goes. So when I wasn't looking, she'd take a crayon and hide in her closet and peel it, leaving the wrappers in the corner. Kids are funny! Thankfully she grew out of that habit.

  2. Cynthia says

    My daughter peels the backing off the crayons so I googled it and your blog popped up! Thank you for the new perspective on it.

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