Crayola Crayon Carver $14 @ Amazon.ca
This Crayola Crayon Carver is a cool gadget; you can carve names and words onto crayons using template letters and a motorized crayon carver. Amazon.ca is selling this for only $14.
I noticed Sears sale price is $31.99 on this. Toys R Us price is currently $29.99.
Crayons still seem to be on sale at various places for back to school so you could stock up on them now. Staples still has a 24 pack of Crayola crayons on sale for $0.75, down from $1.86.
It would be fun for a child to write the names of their friends on the crayons, along with some fun adjectives of their friends, and set them around the table along with colouring sheet placemats for their birthday party.
I can also surmise that some people (we all know someone who has an odd sense of humor) will be carving some clever and humorous words or sayings onto the crayons. It could be fun for Secret Santa gifts too, to have the crayons carved. Or taped to a gift as a name tag. There's all sorts of things you can do with carved crayons. You could hot glue gun them around a tin can to make a pencil holder that's personalized.
Amazon.ca has free shipping when you spend over $25; it might be worth picking up a couple of these to get free shipping. (You could always save one as a gift to have on hand.) If you have an Amazon Prime membership, this will ship for free without adding anything else to the order. If you don't spend over $25 on eligible products, shipping may start at around $12.60 or so depending on your location! I would definitely top up to over $25 to get free shipping, in this case.