Crayola Crayon Retires

COLORFUL COMPANY CRAYOLA SAID GOODBYE ONE OF ITS CLASSIC COLORS IN THE POPULAR 24-COUNT PACK OF CRAYONS.

THE BRIGHT-YELLOW COLOR KNOWN AS DANDELION IS RETIRING TO THE CRAYOLA HALL OF FAME, AFTER A RELATIVELY SHORT 27 YEARS OF SERVICE. CRAYOLA HONORED THE CRAYON WITH A SHORT VIDEO SENDOFF, CALLING THE COLOR “ADVENTUROUS.”

THIS RETIREMENT MAKES WAY FOR A YOUNG UPSTART IN THE BLUE FAMILY TO JOIN THE LINEUP – BUT DETAILS ABOUT THE COLOR HAVE YET TO BE REVEALED.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE COMPANY HAS RETIRED COLORS.

IN 1990, EIGHT SHADES WERE RETIRED AND EIGHT NEW ONES, INCLUDING DANDELION, WERE INTRODUCED.

THAT BRINGS US TO THIS WEEK’S POLL QUESTION: WHICH RETIRED CRAYON COLOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CRAYOLA BRING BACK?

WE HAVE FOUR BRIGHT OPTIONS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM:

THE GOLDEN YELLOW-Y MAIZE, THE FRUITY PURPLE MULBERRY, THE REFRESHING MAGIC MINT, OR THE COOL TEAL BLUE. CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SHADE BY CLICKING ON THE POLL BUTTON ON OUR WEBSITE.

AFTER YOU’VE VOTED, WRITE TO US – AND TELL US, IF YOU CALLED THE SHOTS AT CRAYOLA WHAT CURRENT COLOR YOU WOULD CHOOSE TO RETIRE AND WHY? PERSONALLY, I MIGHT GET RID OF AN UGLY GRAY!

WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, BECAUSE WE KNOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH COLOR – WE SEE THE VIBRANT ARTWORK YOU SEND NEARLY EVERY WEEK!


Instructional Links


Website Article: Crayola, Dan D’s Retirement Tour | Interactive site with video & map.

Website Article: Discovery Kids, Crayons | Explains how crayons are made.

Magazine Article: EBSCOhost, Jack and Jill, Spring Crayon Art, March 1, 2017 | May need password.

Video: PBS LearningMedia, Full Time Kid, Melted Crayon Art | Video of craft similar to article above.

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