One hundred and ten years ago a simple yellow and green box containing eight colored wax sticks covered in paper premiered. That box would change the world more than anyone thought possible.
That box contained the first set of crayons ever created and that simple box, created by Binney & Smith Co. opened a whole new world of color for children all over the world. Often copied but never duplicated, Crayola crayons has changed a lot since then. Hundreds of new colors have been created, color pencils, markers, drawing kits and so much more has sprung from eight color crayons.
Crayola has transformed from simplicity to immensity and evolved into a worldwide industry and phenomenon.
To celebrate 110 years of color, Crayola asked consumers to create new names for its original eight crayons. A limited edition eight crayon commemorative box of crayons was created to house the crayons and can be purchased through Crayola's Facebook page.
Listed below are the eight original names along with their 21st Century nicknames:
- Red - Ladybug
- Orange - Freshly Squeezed
- Yellow - Sunny Side Up
- Green - Jalapeno
- Blue - BeYOUtiful Blue
- Purple - Peace, Love & Purple
- Brown - Freckle
- Black - Night Owl