Remember crayons? Specifically, remember Crayola crayons? I do; they’ve been around longer than I have. As a child, I was always fascinated with the big 64-crayon box — so much for the 64 crayons as for the amazing crayon sharpener on the box! Alas, I never had one of these gargantuan boxes of crayons. But I do think I was able to use a friend’s sharpener, and as I recall — it didn’t work that well.
I well remember using my Crayolas — always lamenting the way the more popular colors were the first to lose their tips and wear down, and always — always — searching for that elusive peachy “skin color.” I’m sure that “skin color” is now a non-PC term, and I’m equally sure Crayola has dealt with that by issuing a plethora of new colors. But I digress.
Crayola is celebrating its 110th birthday. They’ve sure come a long day from the earliest days …
…(although I think the vintage packaging is charming).
Crayola is keeping up with the times with a celebration on — where else? — Facebook. You can join the Crayola Experience there; the “brick and mortar” Crayola crayons facility will officially open in May, in Easton, Pennsylvania. It features four floors of interactive, colorful Crayola fun. If you’ve got kids and live nearby, I bet it would be a fun vacation destination.
Any Crayola crayons memories out there? Share them in the comments!
Crayola provided me with this information, as well as a pack of crayons.