NATIONAL CRAYON DAY – MARCH 31st, 2018
Every March 31st children and adults alike open up a box of crayons and enjoy colouring. What a better way to take part in National Crayon Day?
Wax and chalk based crayons have been used by artists around the world for centuries. Edwin Binney created the brightly coloured crayons we are familiar with today. He was part owner of Binney & Smith, a company that produced products such as paint, pigments and slate pencils for schools.
In 1903, Binney & Smith created the Crayola Division and produced coloured wax crayons for children for the first time!
How to Observe This Very Special Day
Get out your crayons and colour away! Use #NationalCrayonDay to share on social media. Tag us in your pictures on Facebook @BarefootBrainstorming, we would love to see your work!
Another way to celebrate this holiday is by reading Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson to your children.
Fun Crayon Facts
- The smell of crayons is the 18th most recognizable scent for adults.
- Crayola makes 3 billion crayons a year.
- The favorite crayon color of most adults is blue.
- The 100-billionth crayon was made by Fred Rogers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood in 1996.
- The colour of crayon Fred Rogers created was “blue ribbon”
To assist you in your celebration of National Crayon Day, click here is a link to some awesome adult colouring pages. Also, make sure you hit Staples and treat yourself to a brand new box of Crayola crayons!
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