Crayola “Made in America” Review

I admit this year was the first year I really appreciated the Olympics in the sense of American pride. I started to think about how important it is that things are still made here in the United States, which seems like a rarity these days. Once company that keeps their prices for some of America’s favorites while manufacturing them here is Crayola. Yep Crayola’s regular-sized crayons, a back to school must have, is one of those items priced reasonably under $2.

From the small pack of eight crayons to a 120-count box, Crayola crayons are made right here in the United States, Easton Pennsylvania to be exact. Their crayons are made using the finest pigments for intense color and is a special blend of that colored pigment along with paraffin wax for smoothness and clay for strength, that makes Crayola stand out amongst the other brands. Over 1200 employees work to create the high quality crayons many kids and classrooms will be using across the nation.

Some Crayola facts:

  • Over 650 crayons per minute and up to 13.5 million crayons are made each day.
  • More than 400 different crayon colors are made, including favorites such as burnt sienna, carnation pink and midnight blue.
  • On average, the company makes 3 billion crayons a year, enough to circle the world six times!
  • A solar farm located in Forks Township, PA provides enough power to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons that Crayola produces each year and 500 million markers per year.

For me Crayola brings back memories of my childhood. I remember having this plastic case of a million crayons (okay so it wasn’t a million but back then it seemed like it) and laying on my aunts floor and coloring all the time. I actually looked forward to going there because of those cool crayons, at home I had half the amount of colors. My favorite was always Cerulean blue, it was just the perfect shade – its funny that I remember that. Now I get to share my love of crayons with my own kids and hopefully inspire their creativity. Opening a box of brand new crayons and smelling that smell is definitely an American classic for me. I honestly had no clue Crayola was manufactured here, but it gives me pride knowing it is and that I am supporting our country!

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  • 10-ct.  Classic broadline markers
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  1. I like Carnation Pink

  2. My favorite crayola color has always been cerulean.

  3. My fave color is Cerulean

  4. I remember taking the box of 64 crayons with built in sharpener to school and it was a big hit everyone wanted to burrow my crayons

  5. blue :)

  6. My favorite color is Brick Red!

  7. Midnight Blue has always been my favorite color.

  8. kathy pease says:

    I love turquoise

  9. Lots of fun to have all those color choices.

  10. Laurie Emerson says:

    I loved getting a new box of crayons for school each year. Just seeing all those colors waiting to be used always made me feel wonderful.

  11. I always liked tickle me pink

  12. Sarah Yurga says:

    my favorite color is green…all shades!

  13. Debbie ritenour says:

    I use to melt them to make candles with my mom and we swirled the colors together! It was pretty neat! Oh and my favorite color is blue!

  14. I love Crayola products and now that my oldest kids are 5 and 3, they LOVE to color and I love that time with them and watching them draw and color. I can’t wait for my 20 month old to learn to color and my 4th little one due in January. What a sweet time with my little ones :)

  15. Trisha McKee says:

    I used to color all the time and my favorite color to color with was always red!

  16. Thistle was always my favorite in the big crayola packs

  17. Lisa Fonseca says:

    As a kid I always loved the gold and silver colors.

    lisando at hotmail.com

  18. Abby Kraynick says:

    I remember when I was young my baby sister used to EAT my crayons. So annoying! And my mom used to yell at ME thinking I was loosing them.. I never told on her, But I should have , lol

  19. I remember getting a 64 count box of crayons when I was little and it was heaven – so many colors and the sharpener on the box!

  20. My favorite color was midnight blue – thanks!

  21. I always liked burnt sienna even thought I had no idea what sienna was or why it was burnt

  22. I like purple

  23. Heather R says:

    My favorite color is green

  24. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Crayola’s were my Best Friend Growing up!!! I still like to Color……. my favorite child time picture was a Thanksgiving Scene I had used Crayola’s to color my stick people and a table with all the Tukey Fixins….. I was in 5th grade and my Grandma kept that on her bedroom wall till she passed away…… I was in my 40’s………. Good Memories!!!

  25. I love all pinks!

  26. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite is purple!

  27. amberlyn johnson says:

    My favorite crayon memory was actually when I was young and watching mr rogers and he took a tour of the crayola factory and got to see how my favorite crayons were made,

  28. Electric Lime is my favorite color.

  29. I like the window markers crayola has

  30. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    My favorite Crayola is green!

  31. Robert Pyszk says:

    Favorite color is Red

  32. vikki Billings says:

    My favorite color is green!

  33. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I alway’s love to solor still and me and my daughter still get a Christmas Coloring book every year and color together.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  34. tina page says:

    periwinkle was always my favr

  35. My favorite color was Robin’s Egg Blue

  36. susan smoaks says:

    I remember always wanting more and more crayola products when i was a kid, i love them!

  37. Tanya White says:

    I love the Crayola color Green

  38. My favorite memory is getting the box of 64 crayons with the sharpener for school. Back in my day that was big time!

  39. Mary Somerville says:

    Violet Blue has always been my favorite-not to be confused with Blue Violet!

  40. Paula Tavernie says:

    My favorite Crayola color is Green!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  41. mary gardner says:

    i loved getting a brand new box of crayons on the first day of school each year – my favorite color was red!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  42. Christina Haley says:

    I just remember how much fun I used to have opening a new box of crayons

  43. Angela Neynaber says:

    Purple is my favorite color.

  44. amy deeter says:

    i like pink

  45. Kerrie Mayans says:

    My favorite color is violet red.

  46. I remember making stained glass windows with crayons and waxed paper.

  47. Not sure if you know or not, but the Dreft ad is covering up most of your sidebar including where you subscribe by email.

  48. I still love opening a fresh box of Crayola crayons- the smell and untapped potential just waiting for my imagination.

  49. erica fischer says:

    My favorite crayola memory is when my 2 year old foung a crayon in her toybox and decided to color me a picture… on the wall, lol =) and instead of washing it off I signed her name and dated it, and it’s still there =)

  50. salmon (i thoguht that was a weird pink color)
    I hated Burnt sienna it was ugly reddish turd color and sounded horrible BURNT??
    imnotarunner@gmail.com

  51. I could not wait for the new school year- meant a new box of crayons

  52. My favorite Crayola memory was my visit to the Crayola factory!! It doesn’t matter how old you are! It’s so fun there!

  53. cynthia layton says:

    love cornflower blue

  54. I used to melt crayons onto paper with a hot plate.

  55. I loved my coloring books as a child and colored with all the shades of blue in the box

  56. I hated Raw Umber, but liked plain old Blue. I’d have to make sure it wasn’t a fancy cornflower, though. I didn’t like that one, either. :)

  57. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    love the mac and cheese crayon
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  58. My favorite color is pink.

  59. My favorite is periwinkle.

  60. Nicole D. says:

    My favorite color is magenta. :)

  61. Shelley P says:

    My favorite memory is coloring with my Mom when I was little. It was one of our favorite activities together. I was always amazed at how pretty my Mom colored! : )

  62. I loved coloring when I was a little girl, I love the small of crayons.

  63. My favorite color is Purple

  64. I remember getting my big box of crayons with the built in sharpner and the “new” colors that they had come out.

  65. Michelle Schneider says:

    I remember when you first open the box – the smell, every color lined up with sharp points, wondering which color to use first, etc.

  66. Karen Gonyea says:

    I still have a halloween decoration that I made out of crayons when I was about 8 years old !!

  67. I remember sitting and coloring with my kids. I liked forest green.

  68. Hesper Fry says:

    My favorite color is scarlet

  69. I remember my first box of 240 with a built in sharpener!

  70. My favorite crayon color is Periwinkle!

  71. Marie Darrer says:

    peach was my favorite when I was little, I drew tons of flowers that color

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  72. Growing up my fave color was periwinkle!

  73. Tracie Brown says:

    i love the color blue!

  74. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I loved getting a new box of crayons when school started, loved the way they looked and even smelled!

  75. Carolyn N. says:

    My favorite memory is the smell of a fresh, new box of crayons that have not been deformed yet!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  76. Amanda Rauch says:

    it was the best part of going back to school-the giant 64 count crayons with the built in sharpener :)

  77. Russell Moore says:

    I remember spin art where we actually melted the crayons. Great fun, but a big mess.

  78. my favorite memory was learning to draw a pegion and learning how to make them look like they were moving !! Love memories !!

  79. My favorite color is purple

  80. Tara Liebing says:

    My favorite color is blue

  81. I love Purple’s Mountain Majesty

  82. Forest green and blue green were my favorites. Couldn’t wait to get a new box of crayons for each new school year. Sometimes we would get a new box for a summer vacation.

  83. cornflower blue

  84. My favorite colors are pink and yellow. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  85. My favorite color is cerulean.

  86. My favorite color is yellow, it is bright and cheerful.

  87. Desiree Dunbar says:

    My favorite Crayola crayon is Robin’s Egg Blue.

  88. Hollie Jahnke says:

    My favorite color is Magenta.

  89. Jessica Rose says:

    My favorite color is black!

  90. Jason Vaughn says:

    My favorite color is red

  91. For some reason I like red the best.

  92. Diane Baum says:

    My fave is pink, wonderful pink

  93. always liked burnt sienna

  94. fave color is blue:)

  95. my favorite color is jazzmatazz, which has been my favorite since i got my first big box of crayons about 20 years ago ::)

  96. I thought the 64 pack with the built in sharpener was the coolest thing when I was a kid!

  97. Sarah Harding says:

    i remember letting them set in the sun to get really soft then kind of painting wood blocks with them

  98. Linda Kish says:

    I always like the smell of a new box of crayola crayons. No other crayons smell the same.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  99. my favorite memory was coloring with my little grandson for the first time…he just loves to color…i like the magenta color

  100. I love Periwinkle.

  101. yellow is my favorite color!

  102. Joanna Price says:

    I have always been obsessed with Cerulean

  103. I always liked cerulean (shade of blue).

  104. christine jessamine says:

    i love marigold

  105. I just remember coloring in my coloring books with my mom as a child. Now I love coloring with my kids.

  106. Amylynn H says:

    I always loved a new school year when I got a new box of Crayolas! I still love the smell. : )
    I like most colors with orange, blue and brown being favorites.

  107. I like blue grey.

  108. Kristy Thiel says:

    what a great contest! My daughter loves silver!

  109. my favorite color was tickle me pink!

  110. pink is one of my colors

  111. favorite color is purple

  112. As a kid I always got new crayons & a color book when I was sick. Always made me feel better.

  113. I love Forest Green.

  114. kelly willis says:

    I love all the different shades of blue

  115. I have many happy memories of taking car trips with my parents and sister and getting new Crayolas and color books for the ride.

  116. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My favorite color was always cornflower!

  117. ruth ramos says:

    i love to see my grandson trying to do a “pretty picture” for mama.

  118. I love all their shades of blue!! My fave color!

  119. I loved to color. I’d line my stuffed animals and dolls in a row and “teach” them lessons using crayons. Sometimes I separated them into light and dark colors.

  120. Danielle Ring says:

    Jungle Green! I remember always checking my big box of crayons for that color EVERY time my mom bought us a new box. I would take it and hide it from my sister so only I could use it ;)

  121. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is Midnight Blue!

  122. Ruth Anderson says:

    My favorite color is blue .My favorite memory was watching Mr Rogers take us on a trip to the crayola factory. I could watch that and never get tired of seeing how crayola crayons are made .

  123. Chrisitne says:

    I like midnight blue.
    Thanks for the chance!

  124. Betsy Hoff says:

    I like Navy Blue!

  125. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love the color salmon and I remember growing up coloring with my mom in books together side by side, I never realized how much that would mean to me until she was no longer here and I was 15 yrs old. Now I make sure to color with my children as well.

  126. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I remember when they had a contest to name colors. That’s when Mac N Cheese and Robin’s Egg Blue came out. I liked the latter best.

  127. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    I was always fond of Thistle!

  128. Casey Aubut says:

    Burnt sienna!

  129. Jodi Kershuk says:

    My favorite color was Sienna, I need to look in my sons crayons to see if its still made.

  130. Lindsey Gain says:

    My daughter just brought me her favorite – pink of course!

  131. Not sure why, but I always love Burnt Sienna, which I think is a color they no longer make.

  132. Taryn Pasco says:

    I Remember As A Kid Thinking How Cool It Was That They Named Crayons Such Neat Names. I Was Always A Mac n Cheese Fan :) Lol

  133. When my brother drew a cartoon on the bedroom wall and I got in trouble for it. lol, looking back, it was funny.

  134. I loved getting my large box of crayons with the built in sharpener. Loved every shade of blue!

  135. I remember when my grandma gave me my 1st 64pk as a gift. Best day ever!

  136. Sarah Hall says:

    I always loved the blues in the Crayola box. They are so pretty.

  137. tracey byram says:

    The silver crayon was my favorite.

  138. bonnye sensenig says:

    I love crayola’s washable crayons!

  139. I loved getting a new boxes of crayons at the beggining of the school year. Blue-green was always my favorite.

  140. Hi! :) In general, my favorite colors are blue and red… but crayon – black. Oh, so useful! :)

    Lois

  141. i like pink red and green

  142. Stephanie L. says:

    I love tickle me pink!

  143. I was a big “lemon yellow” fan though it’s been discontinued. :-(

  144. i loved the 64 count of crayons…those plus some giant coloring books and i was set! :)

  145. I’ve never been a drawer but, I remember lots of time spent coloring and outlining my coloring books with my crayons. Crayola has beautiful, intense colors.

  146. my favorite color is red, i used to color everything red.

  147. My favorite Crayola color is Mac and Cheese.

  148. Tina Bartunek says:

    I have always loved the color red!

  149. I love having the BIG box of crayons with the crayon sharpener in the back.

  150. I always loved getting a NEW box of crayons and being the first to color with them!

  151. Leslie Galloway says:

    Cerulean is the best color ever!
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  152. I like the blue green crayon.

  153. Audra Weathers says:

    I remember getting my first “big” box of crayons in school; the one with the special silver and gold colors and the built-in sharpener on the side.

  154. Monique Rizzo says:

    I have always liked periwinkle blue.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  155. elven johnson says:

    evergreen!! I’ve been though so many boxes of crayons!!!

  156. My favorite memory is doing crayola finger paints with my mom and making a huge mess.

  157. My fave color is pink
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  158. Tami Vollenweider says:

    Purple is my favorite

  159. Patricia Williams says:

    My favorite color is green. I loved getting my box of 64 ct crayons every school year. I organized them by color.

  160. Crayola is the only brand I’ll use in crayons because they aren’t waxy. I recently used Crayola colored pencils for an art project I was working on with the kids. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  161. My favorite Crayola color is Periwinkle.

  162. As a kid, I loved cracking open a fresh box of crayons and folding back the pages of a brand new coloring book :)

  163. Rebecca Orr says:

    My favorite is green!!

  164. i have always loved coloring as a child. my favorite color was always red!!

  165. My favorite colors are purple and blue

  166. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I still love a new box of crayons
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  167. My favorite color is hot pink & hot orange!

  168. i always love colors that remind me of the ocean

  169. Kathy Davis says:

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  170. Kathy Davis says:

    When I was little (I am 60 now) there was nothing better than getting a new box of crayons. I loved the smell and the sharp points of a new box. Thoses were the days!!!

  171. amy beth marantino says:

    my favorite color is burnt sienna

  172. love Magenta

  173. kelly tillotson says:

    i remember in the early nineties when i was a youngin’ they had a contest to name different crayon colors. i used to sit with my sister and think of the funniest names!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

  174. My favorite color is aquamarine. Don’t know if they still call it that. My favorite memory of Crayola crayons was getting a big carton with a built in sharpener. I am over 60 years old, so you have to understand how innovative that was at the time. Way cool!

  175. Andrea Williams says:

    I always loved a new box of crayons and a brand new coloring book. My goal was to finish the book with perfectly colored pictures, but somehow I never quite made it through. :)

  176. My favorite memory of Crayola was always the first day at school when I was a child. We would get the flat box with the lift up lid and the bigger size crayons. I loved those!

  177. EMMA L HORTON says:

    RED HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE COLOR

  178. crystle tellerday says:

    pink flamingo

  179. april yedinak says:

    My favorite Crayola memory is the 1st time I got a box of 64 crayons. I thought that was the most wonderful thing. I would color my big Barbie coloring book for hours.

    ayed2016 at aol dot com

  180. I love the greens

  181. One of my favorite things about Crayola crayons is the smell. Whenever I smell crayons, it reminds me of being a kid and how much fun school was.

  182. My favorite color is purple!

  183. Mary Dailey says:

    This is the honest truth. When I was in the third grade, my teacher had us do these crayola drawings, but by melting crayolas with a candle and letting it drip onto the cardboard. I did a spanish girl with a fan and it did turn out very cute. I still have it. But, can you imagine doing that in school today?

  184. I always remember melting crayon bits to form big crayon shapes to use.

  185. April Brenay says:

    side walk chalk in the summers, just going nuts on the drive way!

  186. Favorite mempry was mom always filling our easter baskets with crayola products!

  187. I always chose blues. I love blue all shades but mostly navy and sea

  188. I remember always wanting a new box of crayons once mine weren’t sharp anymore despite the sharpener in the back!

  189. My favorite is blue, black, & gray.

  190. Karen Medlin says:

    my favorite color is Pink, fondest memory is getting that fresh new box for the 1st day of school

  191. My favorite color has always been purple, any shade of it.

  192. My favorite color is blue.

  193. carol gentry says:

    ALways enjoyed getting a new box every year for school. The older I got the bigger the box was that Mom got us. Red was and still is my favorite color.

  194. My favorite Crayola Crayon color is Pacific Blue.

  195. renee walters says:

    My favorite Crayola Color is Green and I loved getting a new box for school each year.

  196. Penny Snyder says:

    When I was a child I used to create sky blue pink with Crayons! grammypenny@frontier.com

  197. My favorite color is blue

  198. love the color blu

  199. My favorite memory is when I wasn’t feeling the greatest so my boyfriend and I spent the day in bed watching movies and coloring with crayons ^.^

    Then my second favorite memory is getting a big box of crayons and a HUGE coloring book for our 2nd anniversary! WITH stickers I might add. LOL

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  200. I like Salmon — pink

  201. I loved drawing horses with Crayola when I was a kid. So many colors. Thanks!

  202. Michelle Macaluso says:

    My favorite Crayola color is just plain green.

    mmacaluso333@yahoo.com

  203. My favorite color is hunter green.

  204. I’ve loved Crayon Crayons & Markers since I was probably 3 or 4 yrs old. My daughter loves them and so do my 2 neices. I have a hobby coloring design books so I still use markers daily.My fave color has always been blue. My neices color me lots of pictures that are all over my fridge and desk. Crayola is a family tradition. Thank you so much for the Awesome giveaway! :)

  205. I like the “Atomic Tangerine” color.

  206. Favorite memory is watching my little one color for the first time.

  207. My fave color is periwinkle and magenta :)

  208. My favorite color is brick red!
    My favorite crayola memory? I was probably 6-7 years old and stayed home sick from school. My grandpa came over to watch me and brought me a brand new big box of crayons and a coloring book. I remember how excited I was lol I think that started my love of brand new crayola crayons haha.

  209. Janice Auna says:

    I always loved a new box of crayons with each new school year that came. Then it was exciting to graduate to colored pencils, etc.

  210. Nothing better as a kid than getting a brand new pack of crayola crayons, the one with the sharpener on the box

  211. my favorite color is pink

  212. Carla Garcia says:

    I love the silver and gold metallic crayons!

  213. nannypanpan says:

    i like perwinkle
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  214. chelesa sims says:

    my favorite color is red. One of my memories when I first gave crayons to my daughter and she tried to eat them . ha ha

  215. rebeka deleon says:

    i love the color rhodamine red from crayola crayons!

  216. favorite crayola memory is the first time my son colored a picture for me.

  217. I always loved Cornflower Blue when I got my big 64 or 96 boxes of Crayolas!

  218. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandson is five and has become quite the little artist. In this he is forming great memories for me of all the great pictures he has hanging on my frig.

  219. my favorite is silver

  220. Natalie Finch says:

    My favorite crayola memory is when by babysitter fell asleep and I colored her face w/ marker!

  221. My children using these on my walls. LOL

  222. rebecca day says:

    i like when my kids use to draw me pictures with crayola makers and crayons

  223. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We thought the 120 pack was huge when I was a kid. We loved getting the 64 pack for back to school.

  224. I always used my red crayons a lot and I pressed down hard on them, so the reds were always the shortest in the box.

  225. as a kid i loved the first day of school cos i’d have new crayons

  226. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My favorite color is baby blue

  227. Seyma Shabbir says:

    As a kid I remember the crayons being expensive and LOVED getting the big 64 count one

  228. My absolute favorite color is purple :)

  229. margaret (peg)m says:

    i’m a new grandmom and have already bought an 8pk. of Crayola crayons for my granddaughter. i don’t recall ever in my life, not having them around me, always there like an old friend.

  230. Dorothy Walters says:

    My favorite color is lavendar.

  231. I love hot pink!

  232. Sandra Beeman says:

    My favorite crayon color has always been red!

  233. I loved receiving the 64 count box of crayons every year on Christmas. There is nothing like a brand new box of crayons!
    Thanks!

  234. Sylvia White says:

    I remember making crayon relief pictures with my brother

  235. I remember being in 3rd grade when the Crayola 64 box came out with the built in sharpener. It was like owning the Cadilliac of crayon boxes! I used to be so envious of the kids that got that box. Do you even still make the Crayola 64 anymore.?

  236. My favorite Crayola Color is Green. I remember the smell of a new box of crayons. I think that is one of my favorite memories. :)

  237. Kasee Johnson says:

    I grew up in a household without much money, but my mom was very particular about certain things. CRAYOLA brand is one of those things. She made our clothing, she didn’t eat meat so that there was enough for my dad and us kids, but she wouldn’t buy the cheaper brands of crayons. I learned from a young age that you truly can count on Crayola. I have several collectors items – retired crayon sets and such – and I’m making sure that my 4 kids and all their friends know that while I’m a penny-pincher and coupon fanatic, I will not cut corners when it comes to arts and crafts. Crayola all the way!

  238. My new favorite Crayola memory is the fact that my 6 year old son MUST have the coolest colors for school. His younger brother, who is 4, got a 120 crayon box for his birthday and my older son pilfered all of the good colors and took them to school for his crayon box! Ah – brotherly love and respect!

  239. Marty Harris says:

    One time I got a box of Crayola’s . Me and my Grandma colored all day long

  240. love the color blu

  241. Pink! I;ve always loved the different shades of pink!

  242. A fresh pack of crayons with new pointed tips is my best memory. I remember that there were only a big pack of 48 crayons, with the metallic crayons of silver, gold, copper. In fact, a brand new box of crayons is still refreshing at my age.

  243. I love Magenta

  244. I always loved the beginning of each school year because we got a new 64 crayon box by Crayola.

  245. my fave color is red.

  246. There was nothing like opening a fresh box of crayons!

  247. my favorite color is blue – periwinkle blue. Whoo-hoo ~ I’m first.