Each year, on March 31st children and adults alike, pick up their favorite colors for National Crayon Day. Opening up a box of crayons opens up a world of imagination and hours of fun.
Wax and chalk-based crayons have been used by artists around the world for centuries. Edwin Binney created the brightly colored 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 colored wax crayons for children for the first time. Then in 1904, they presented their An-Du-Septic chalk at the Colombian Exposition in St. Louis winning a gold medal. The chalk was designed to be dustless at many teachers’ requests and was an immediate success.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CRAYON DAY
- Get out your crayons and color away! We’ve provided three color pages for all age levels for you to download and print. We would love to see your final creations!
- Post them to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages, and we’ll definitely respond.
- Celebrate Every Day (Easy)
- National Crayon Day (Medium)
- Yin and Yang (Hard)
- Gather your crayons and create some original art.
- Show off your crayon collections!
- Share your favorite colors.
- Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for more coloring projects.
- Use #NationalCrayonDay to share on social media.