Many don’t love sitting down with their head bent down to some coloring work on that cool
drawing. Maybe you still love it now, with your kids or on your own (no judgment!). Here is just a piece for you to think about the next time you pin that Crayola masterpiece to the fridge.
1. The first Crayola crayon box produced was sold for a nickel.
It may come as a shock for you to know that crayon manufacturers sold their first eight packs of Crayola crayons only for five simple pennies. This crayon included the same colors that are available in the eight-count box that we see today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.
2. Crayon labels were once hand applied.
Before this days, each label was hand-rolled onto a crayon by an employee and that was a
huge and tiresome task, but thanks to technology because now industrial machines are doing the job.
3. There are more than 100 Crayola crayon colors.
Before now they were just a few shades of color available. Now 120 shades can be seen, be
precise. Officially, there are about a dozen more, but they it may not be that easy to lay hands on them at will because they’re retired or special edition.
4. Crayons have one of the most recognized scents in the nation.
Child-smelling-crayons It is noted that crayon ranked 18 among 80 recognizable scents to American adults. The odor is felt because of the of the stearic acid used which is a derivative of beef fat — added to the batch to give the coloring tool it’s waxy consistency.
5. America’s favorite crayon color is blue.
A Pole conducted in shows that Americans are so much in love with the color blue. They are so much attached to the blue color that the top ten favorites have these six other shades of blue: cerulean, midnight blue, aquamarine, periwinkle, denim and blizzard blue.
6. Crayon stubs are informally known as leftolas.
That’s right, those little stubby crayons too tiny to hold or too flat to draw with actually have a name.
7 Big Blue is the worlds largest crayon.
This giant blue crayon was made from 123,000 leftover blue crayons gotten from kids across the nation. It weighs about 1,500 pounds and it is up to 16 feet long!
8. An average child will have a contact with hundreds of crayons in a decade.
Fortunately for business, Crayola claims that the average child wears down 720 crayons by their 10th birthday.
9. All pack of Crayola crayons is famous.
National Toy Hall of Fame famous that is. The large box of colors was inducted in 1998.
10. Crayons can teach you scientific elements.
If you noticed that your kids are not satisfied with just coloring, you can print out these labels and teach them some chemistry. Each label indicates the chemical which produces each color.