Where Did The Crayon Come From?

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Who invented the first crayon?

Crayola: Who Invented The Crayon?

America Comes Alive The Inventors of Crayons: Binney & Smith

Kids Discover: How Colored Crayons for Kids Were Invented

Idea Finder: Crayon – Information about the history of crayons.

Wikipedia: Crayon – History of, list of American crayon makers, and artists.

How are crayons made?

Science Channel: How Crayons Are Made – Short video.

YouTube: Crayon Playlist – Watch videos about how crayons are made.

How can you make your own?

Instructables: DIY Beeswax Candles

Nourishing JoyHow To Make Crayons – Uses carnauba wax.

MommypotamusHow To Make Crayons With Food Grade Ingredients – Offers recipes that use natural ingredients such as sage, cocoa powder, annatto, and turmeric to color the wax mixture.

Daily MomHomemade Natural Wax Crayon – This recipes calls for soap, soy wax flakes, and beeswax in its base.

HGTV: Kids’ Craft: How to Make Recycled Crayons – A quick and easy way to revitalize old, broken crayons.

Fran’s World of Discovery: Solar Experiments – Scroll down to learn how to refresh crayons with the help of the sun! This method does not let off a smell the way other cooking methods do.

Fun things to do with crayons!

Hands-on As We Grow: What To Do With Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons – Some of the ideas include: Crayon Etching, pointillism art, rubbings, sandpaper art and others.

A Mom With A Lesson Plan: 14 Super Cool Things to do with Crayons – Crayon stained glass, canvas art, DIY glue-stick crayons, and more.

Make and Takes: 27 New Uses for Old Broken Crayons – Crayon carvings, lip balm, candles, sun catchers, and more.

YouTube: Crayon Playlist – How crayons are made and some activity ideas.

Coloring Pages

Crayola: Printable Coloring Pages.

Coloringl.WS: Coloring Pages for Kids.

HelloKids: Coloring Pages

DLTK: Free Printable Coloring Pages

 Fran’s World of Discovery:  Geometric Designs – Make your own unique coloring pages!

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