.Get out your crayons and color away! It’s National Crayon Day on Sunday March 31st. Oh how this brings back some wonderful memories with my Grandma.
The coloring books used to be for children, but not anymore. Now the market is heavier with adult coloring books. Almost every store sells adult coloring books, notepads, note cards and much more.
Edwin Binney created the colored crayons that we use today. He was part owner of Binney & Smith, a company that produced coloring products for schools.
In 1903, Binney & Smith’s Crayola Division produced colored wax crayons for the first time. Most of us have grown up their Crayola Crayons. When I was a kid the biggest box contained 64 crayons and included a built-in sharpener on the back. The start of a new school year was special with that 64 count crayon box!
A year later, in 1904, the Binney and Smith Company won a gold medal after they entered their An-Du-Septic chalk at the Colombian Exposition in St. Louis. Maybe you are thinking ” A gold medal for chalk?” The chalk was used quite a bit by teachers in their classrooms. The chalk was designed to be dustless, at the request of many teachers. It was an immediate success. The award was a BIG deal!
Here is a link for the Crayola Experience exhibit at the Mall of America.
Have a great day or weekend coloring… maybe even making some memories along the way.
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