The expression “a shoulder to cry on” is often changed to the pun “a shoulder to crayon.” “I’m really upset that I can’t find a body part to draw, I need a shoulder to crayon” was posted on Twitter on September 24, 2010. England-based graffiti artist Banksy used “A Shoulder to Crayon” as the theme of his one-month artist’s residency in New York City in October 2013.
“Children who fail their coloring exams always need a shoulder to crayon” is a jocular one-line saying that was on the website Pun of the Day and was also posted on Twitter on October 26, 2016.
I’m really upset that I can’t find a body part to draw, I need a shoulder to crayon. #win100
5:39 AM - 24 Sep 2010
My little nephew was upset as he had no paper to draw with.
So I gave him a shoulder to Crayon
10:25 AM - 9 Mar 2012
My butcher’s great. He just comforted me after finding out I lost my colouring-in book. He gave me a shoulder to crayon.
9:55 AM - 26 Sep 2012
Daily News (New York, NY)
Graffiti artist Banksy gives new meaning to ‘spray’ painting at latest Chelsea installation
BY BETH STEBNER
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 3:30 PM
Elusive graffiti artist Banksy debuted his third work of the month on Thursday in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The newest part of Banksy’s one-month artist’s residency, called “All I Ever Wanted Was a Shoulder to Crayon,” was tagged by other street artists within hours of its completion.
“All I ever wanted was a shoulder to crayon.” Banksy, from his current NY residence days, http://www.banksyny.com/
11:47 AM - 9 Oct 2013
My friend who does cartoons of motorways was telling me how depressing the monotony of his job is, so I gave him a hard shoulder to crayon.
8:21 AM - 12 Jan 2015
@KimberleyHAC You should go to a tattoo parlour and say “I don’t want a permanent tattoo, but I’m here if you need a shoulder to crayon.”
5:06 PM - 5 Jan 2016
Just another Jokes
Children who fail their coloring exams always need a shoulder to crayon. Comment On This Pun!
2:09 AM - 26 Oct 2016
Puns by Mum
If you fail your kindergarten colouring book exam, you need a shoulder to crayon. #puns #punsbymum
8:08 AM - 8 Nov 2016
Christopher Jobe ن
Pun of the day:
Children who fail their coloring exams always need a shoulder to crayon.
6:07 AM - 9 Jan 2017
10 January 2017, The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), “The Last Word” by Marty SMith, pg. 20:
Wordplay: Children who fail their colouring class always need a shoulder to crayon