Crayola Facts!

Why on earth would give up finding what I see as interesting fact? I wouldn’t. The information may not be new to you, but I was to me. So I am able to add these facts to my things I learned today list. That’s a good thing.

Edwin Binney’s  wife, Alice, named them “Crayola,” combining the French word craie meaning “chalk” and the Latin root ola from “oleaginous,” meaning “oily.”

Today, an antique box full of vintage hues can be worth up to $500. 

Groovy “Ultra Green Fluorescent” was included in a special blazing-bright pack, in 1972.

That distinctive crayon smell is actually beef fat!

“Dandelion” was introduced in 1990 and stayed in rotation until 2017, when it went on a coast-to-coast farewell tour.

“Carmine” was unavailable from 1944 through 1948 due to supply shortages caused by World War II. It was first introduced in 1935.

For the first 40 years the crayons had to be wrapped by hand.

In spring 2014, Crayola had to issue a statement warning consumers not to use their colored pencils as eyeliner.

“Leftolas” were used to make the world’s biggest crayon.


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Written by Ghostwriter

One Comment

  1. Interesting facts. All through childhood Crayola crayons were greatly appreciated by me and each you pack broken open was sheer joy. I missed using them my 20+ years in Europe because even though I was a grownup I enjoyed coloring and drawing but the crayon there left a lot to be desired. Now that I have returned to the US of course one of the first things I had to do was to buy a 64 count Crayola box just a bit of a shock at the price looming at $5 but what can you do when you have a long-standing love affair with Crayola crayons.