kottke.org posts about crayons

Crayon colorsFeb 03 2011

This Wikipedia page has HTML hex codes for all of the 133 standard Crayola crayon colors, including Silver, Blue Green, Melon, Wild Strawberry, and Forest Green.

Crayola's LawJan 19 2010

Since their introduction in 1903, the number of available Crayola crayon colors has doubled every 28 years.

How crayons are madeSep 17 2008

Video of how crayons are made.

This is probably my all-time favorite childhood TV moment. I loved watching the smiling workers and relentless machinery turn all that formless wax into something that I USED EVERY DAY. My favorite part is the crayons popping up out of their molds. Still gives me chills, it does! BTW, the YouTube page says the video originated from Sesame Street but it was actually from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. (thx, janelle)

Update: I stand corrected...the above clip is from Sesame Street. But Mr. Rogers did show a similar clip on his show (stills here). I know I've seen the one on Mr. Rogers but I don't know about the Sesame Street one. (thx, everyone)

Classic Sesame Street video clip on how crayons are made.Aug 18 2006

Classic Sesame Street video clip on how crayons are made.

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