Whether it's providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children who we believe will grow to be inspired, original adults.
Our company has inspired artistic creativity in children for more than 100 years - since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903. The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885. Early products included red oxide pigment used as barn paint and carbon black used in car tires.
After noticing a need for safe, high quality, affordable wax crayons, in 1903, Crayola produced the first box of eight crayons and sold them for 5 cents.
Since then, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creative toys that give kids the power to express all that inspires them as they explore, discover, play, pretend, and dream.
In 1984, Crayola became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards and has since played a significant role in Hallmark’s personal development strategies.
The company carried the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when we changed our name to Crayola to reflect our No. 1 brand.
Crayola has called Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, its home since the turn of the century. Today, the company's world headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located there. Downtown Easton is the home of The Crayola EXPERIENCE®, our interactive brand experience where families can enjoy a day of creative fun and see how we make our iconic Crayola crayons and markers.
Recycle old crayon bits into colorful reusable crayons with the Crayola Crayon Factory. Designed to work with most standard size Crayola crayons, this electric-powered accessory lets kids create custom toys with colors of their choice. Simply feed crayon bits into the factory and watch as they melt and transform into cool, colorful figurines. The kit comes with three molds and eight full-sized crayons, so kids can start recycling crayons right out of the box. And because the resultant figurines are made of crayon wax, kids can use them for either drawing or playing.
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Crayola Crayon Factory is a must have this holiday season! My kids love coloring so they have buckets of old crayons laying around the house as I'm sure most kids do. That's why this Crayola Crayon Factory is the perfect gift for kids! Kids love coloring and they loving creating new things. With Crayola Crayon Factory you can combine that love and create new crayons from your broken ones and they color and play with the new creations. As a mom I love that kids can reuse their old crayons to create fun new crayons in shapes of cars, puppies and more. My kids play with the fun new crayons they've created just like they're toys and then when they color with them they love seeing the new color they've created. Crayola Crayon Factory is super easy to use and my kids love sitting and watching the crayons melt into new shapes. Crayola Crayon Factory is a super fun toy for kids and I highly recommend it.
Be sure to grab your Crayola Crayon Factory the next time you're at the store because I predict it's likely to be a very hot item this holiday season!
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