Crayola Crayon Day

I don’t know about you, but if you give me some crayons and a coloring book, I’m a happy camper, so I couldn’t let Crayola Crayon Day go by without a tribute.  That’s right, Crayola Crayons have their very own day!

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I was thrilled to receive an “adult” (don’t take that the wrong way 😉 coloring book on my last birthday and had only seen one prior to that.  It was nice not to be coloring Barney or Mickey Mouse…not that I have anything against either of those fine gentlemen, but I was yearning for something a bit more detailed.  Fast forward a year and these coloring books can be found everywhere!  So I’m guessing lots of people enjoy coloring as much as I do.

So as an homage, I made a crayon themed card in honor of the occasion:

Crayola Colorful Friend wm 2

I made this card using a cut file from the Silhouette Store with a few changes and I like the bright colors…great way to use up scraps, too.  I don’t have any kids in the family or circle of friends to whom I can send this card, so I decided to create a sentiment I could use for an adult…

Crayola Colorful Friend wm 3

I have a few friends who are colorful…and they make my life colorful, too, so I’m happy they’re in my life.

But back to Crayola…

I discovered Crayola has produced about 400 unique shades of crayons since 1903!  And I thought I was well supplied with a box of 64!  Crayola still has a core group of 120 colors but they have also produced several unique sets including metallic, gem tones and even scented.

Under another name, Crayola started as a pigment supply company but moved into  arts and crafts, starting with chalks then moved into crayons and expanded to colored pencils, markers, paints and modeling clay to name a few.  They are also the creators of Silly Putty.

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know…Crayola is owned by Hallmark Cards!

The Crayola factories are in Easton, PA, Orlando, FL and another in Minneapolis, MN.  They are open for tours all year.  It looks like a heck of a lot of fun…check it out here.

So now that you know it’s a day all about crayons, why not print out a free coloring page and color away.   It’s a relaxing way to spend some time and I bet the kids will let you hang your masterpiece on the fridge along with theirs.

And, if you’re not into coloring, you can still have fun with crayons.  Take a look at this crayon wreath and this alternative to Valentine’s candy using crayons.

I’m sharing this post on Connie Can Crop as well as it’s my turn to share some Design Team inspiration.  Don’t forget, today is the last day of the “Anything Goes” challenge, so hurry and share your project for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Paper Crafting World.

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6 Responses to “Crayola Crayon Day”

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  1. What a cute card! I wish I had some crayons and a coloring book now, but maybe I can color tonight!

  2. Lynn McAuley says:

    My sister was the coloring champ in our house. I still stay away from it whenever I can and choose just stamps and ink.

    I love this whimsical crayola birthday design! The bright new colors with their pointed tops are perfect for celebrating this grand occasion!

  3. Jeanette says:

    Such a cute card… and fabulous history lesson, too!

  4. SueB says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of National Crayon Day! So much fun and Crayola crayons are the BEST! I live in Easton, PA and worked for Binney & Smith years ago. If you’re ever in the area stop by the Crayola Store and The Crayola Factory ….. A fun time for the littles, for certain!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Well, I’m glad I was able to share something new. I found a website that has all sorts of unusual holidays…there’s something every day of the year!

  5. Such a fun card and what an awesome card!

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