Today, March 31st is National Crayon Day! I remember when I was young getting a new box of Crayola Crayons was just the best...the smell and feel of a new box was just wonderful! There were four of us growing up, so this was and still is an inexpensive way to entertain children for hours on end. Well for over a century children of all ages have been coloring with the iconic Crayola crayon. Let me share with you all some fun facts about Crayola Crayons.
The first box of Crayola Crayons was introduced in 1903 and sold for just a nickel and included the same eight colors that are available today: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Violet, Orange, Black and Brown.Sunset
Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of 12 million wax sticks daily. This would be enough to circle the globe 6 times! How cool is that!
The average child in the United States will wear down about 730 crayons by the time they reach their 10th birthday, that would be 11,464 or 7 pounds of crayons, this is enough to cover an NBA basketball!
And according to Christian Science Monitor, parents buy enough crayons in a year to make a giant crayon that is 35 feet wide and 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!

Such fun and fascinating facts about Crayola Crayons. So lets everyone young and old pick up a box of Crayola Crayons today and let your creativity flow!