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POSTED: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last-minute shoppers searching for a new, technologically advanced toy need look no further than the crayon section of a store.

The classic Crayola 64 pack comes with more than a crayon sharpener this Christmas, it comes with a code to allow access to www.crayola.com/colorme, a Web application that converts family photos into coloring sheets.

The “;Lights, Camera, Color!”; application also features text and graphic embellishments and backgrounds to add flair to a page. Print out your creation and you're ready to make good use of those crayons.

The access code is available in Crayola boxes with 48 crayons or more, with the 48-count box getting you three months of Web site time, and 64-count and higher getting six months.

If you're looking for more than a stocking stuffer, the company also rolled out its Crayola Crayon Maker, $29.99, that allows young artists to melt small crayon pieces and mold them into new crayons.