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Crayola Crayons

Crayola is best known for their crayons. Originally Crayola was an industrial pigment supply company but quickly shifted their focus to art products for home and school use. They started with chalk, added crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, modeling clay and other goods. All Crayola products are nontoxic and safe for use by children.

Standard crayon packs are in multiples of 8 (8, 16, 24, 48, 64, 96 and 120 packs are most common). Bigger crayon packs contain glitter crayons and come with a carrying case. The 8-pack includes red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black. 16 pack adds pink, red orange, yellow orange, yellow green, blue green, blue violet, red violet and white. The 24-pack adds violet red, scarlet, green yellow, cerulean, indigo, apricot and gray.

Trivia: Crayola comes from the French word craie (“chalk”) and “ola” (oleaginous or “oily’). Crayola means oily chalk. Crayola’s founder Edwin Binney’s wife, Alice, is said to have come up with the name Crayola.