Crayons have been around for hundreds of years, but the first crayons made specifically for kids were created and sold by cousins Joseph Binny and C. Harold Smith from the east bank of the Hudson River in Peekskill, New York.
After their first introduction of the wax crayon in 1903, they released a box set of eight colors under the now famous name: Crayola Crayons. Today, Crayola has 120 distinct crayon colors, and according to a 1980 Yale University study, Crayons are one of the most recognizable scents in the United States.
Open up a colorful box (or go to the jumbled bucket), peel back some paper wrappers, and print out this free inspirational coloring sheet from AOP for your kids to enjoy!
Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to thousands of students through curriculum, support services, and an accredited online academy. Visit Alpha Omega Publications online or call 800-622-3070 to learn more.
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