National Crayon Day:
Celebrated on March 31st every year. The day is to enjoy with a pack of crayons.
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Why Crayon Day?
The day is to enjoy with a pack of crayons. Hope we did not enjoy any privileges like how we provide to our children right now. We, as parents, get extra stationeries and store it for our children’s future use. But, getting a crayon box is like getting a boon from God when I was in my school days. Unfortunately, children of this generation do not know the value of it. Anyways, we are solely responsible for this. Let us sit with our children on this day and enjoy coloring and we shall teach them about the importance of keeping things safe.
Never throw broken or old crayons. Just reuse it. I have cited certain ways in the Interesting section. Hope you all know this already. If you know any weird uses, post it using the hashtag #Weirdusesofcrayons on twitter. Happy National Crayon Day.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Crayon Day:
Go for coloring with crayons. Use this hashtag #NationalCrayonDay to post on social media.
Interesting Facts About Crayon Day:
- The origin of crayon is not settled.
- The term “Crayon” is derived from a French word called “Craie” meaning chalk.
- Initially, charcoal and oil were combined with color pigments and used in paintings. Later wax replaced charcoal. It routed to the now so-called crayons that we are using today.
- In 1902, Edwin Binney commercially introduced wax crayons to the world. He established a famous company named “Crayola”. Initially only six colors were manufactured. Now around more than 30 different colors are being produced.
- After the invincible success of Crayola, so many other companies like E.Steiger & Co, Franklin Mfg Co, Eberhard Faber, Charles A.Bowley, Prang Educational Company, B.B Crayons etc. have been established in the United States in the 19th century.
Ways to reuse old/broken crayons:
- To make recycled crayons: Take all the broken crayons and segregate it on a color basis. Just take a candle, ice tray and spoon type spatula. Light the candle and place the spatula on the top. After it becomes warm, just place the crayon one by one. (Depending upon the pieces count, select the spatula size).After it melted, pour gently in an ice slot. Leave it to cool. Repeat the same for any colors.
- Crayon Carving: Do this if you are good at carving. I tried. It was a super disaster.
- Lip balm: Lip Balm: Take some coconut oil and heat it on a medium flame. After it melted, add a crayon piece of any color (whatever you want) and swirl it well. Take a small container and pour it. Leave it to cool.
- Lipstick: I don’t know how far it is true, but I have seen people trying this in DIY Videos, just a note for you. Take two spoons of melted hot glue, add a crayon piece of any color (whatever you want) and swirl it well. Take a small container and pour it. Leave it to cool for some time. You can apply this on your lips, after drying; you can simply remove the glue from the lip. Some videos claims that it is durable and does not smudge. Here, I got a question; after it cooled, it becomes a solid substance. Right, am I? Then how come she applied? I raised. However, no answer from her.your answers are welcomed.
- Crayon Art: You can find number of websites/Videos in this regard for guidance.
- Crayon Candle: It came out well for me! Take crayons of different colors.Take a glass or a container (whatever design you want).Take a thread and place one end in the glass, the other end should be outside the glass. Melt all the broken crayons and pour it on the glass. Leave it to cool.’
- Similarly, you can also make ornaments with crayon. There are several videos floating on the internet. Have a look.
History of Crayon Day:
The origin and creator of National Crayon Day is unknown.