Celebrated on March 31st

National Crayon Day

+ National Crayon Day

Challenge #1

Can you draw what you think the first box of crayons may have looked like?

Did you know: Crayon manufacturers, Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith, sold the first eight packs of Crayola crayons for five pretty pennies. It included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown. There are 120 shades available now, to be exact. Officially, there are about a dozen more, but they are impossible to get your hands on because they're retired or special edition (like Oprah's crayon color "The Color Purple").

Source: Cood Housekeeping

Challenge #2

Can you draw your favorite color crayon?

Did you know: During crayola's 100th anniversary in 2003, founders Binney & Smith asked children to send in any unwanted blue "leftolas." (the term used to describe leftover Crayola crayons.) They wanted to created a giant blue crayon and with the help of 123,000 crayons sent in, they were able to create Big Blue, a 1,500 pound crayon that is 15 feet long and has a 16-inch diameter. Crayola fans can go see Big Blue at the Crayola Experience tour in Easton, Pennsylvania — blue was chosen because it's Crayola's most popular color.

Source: Martha Stewart

Challenge #3

Can you draw different kind of crayon that kids would love to draw with?

Did you know: There have been over 300 official crayon manufacturing companies, although only a small amount exist now.

Source: Ten Random Facts