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Posted March 31, 2020

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Happy National Crayon Day!

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A few fun facts about the crayon…

  • The smell of crayons is the 18th most recognizable scent for adults in the U.S.
  • Crayola makes 3 billion crayons a year
  • The favorite crayon color of most people is blue
  • The 100-billionth crayon was made by Fred Rogers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood in 1996.

National crayon day is a great time to reflect on this iconic tool that inspires creativity and fun!

And, what a great way to end National Engineering Month!!

Consider all of the design, problem solving, and engineering that go into making 3 billion crayons per year!

And who better than Mr. Rogers to tell the story of how crayons are made!

https://youtu.be/FszGkMqAF0c

For all the budding engineers who want to make their OWN crayons….here’s a great resource to get you started!

MAKE CRAYONS AT HOME

Now we need to know! What’s your favorite crayon color??Β πŸ–οΈπŸ–οΈπŸ–οΈ

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