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National Crayon Day

It is National Crayon Day! What a beautiful sunny day to celebrate such color. 

This day also marks Crayola’s birthday, couldn’t be more fitting!



Did you know

  • The first Crayola crayons box only cost a nickel 
    1. It was made in 1903 and consisted of 8 colors. Now a traditional pack contains 24 colors
  • The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, the wife of one of the company’s founders
  • One of Crayola’s workers of 35 years was color blind
  • The average child wears down 720 crayons by their tenth birthday 
  • Crayola make 3 billion crayons a year 


Crayola crayons have been around for 118 years, that is a lot of crayons! If Crayola averages 3 billion crayons made in a year then it has averaged about 354 billion crayons made to date. Wondering how to celebrate this national holiday? 

Click below for crayon crafts:

What else to do with leftover crayons?


Happy Crayon Day! Grab that colorful box, some paper and get to crafting. However you choose to celebrate, do not forget to donate any crayons that you were contemplating throwing away.

By: Amanda Overy, Marketing Intern