Today, March 31, is National Crayon Day. Whether you’re young yourself or just young at heart, there’s never a wrong day to pick up your favorite color and unleash your inner artist.
A Colorful Background
Edwin Binney created the colorful crayons we grew up with. He was co-owner of Binney & Smith, a company that produced art products like paint, pigments and slate pencils for schools. In 1903, Binney & Smith created the Crayola Divison and produced colored wax crayons for children. Thus, building the foundation for the crayons we use and celebrate to this day.
How to Celebrate National Crayon Day 2020
Crayola has a wide variety of coloring pages, all free, for anyone to download, print and color on their site. Options include popular characters from Disney, animals, plants and more complex designs. They have something for everyone who wants something to color, from your Trolls-obsessed little one to an adult just wanting to destress.
Oh, and if you want to try out Parentology’s How to Draw Disney Princesses Tutorial, now’s a great time to pull out those crayons.
Crayons aren’t just limited to coloring pages but can also be used for multiple DIY projects. Crayola suggests taking advantage of their guide for 4-in-1 crafts to celebrate National Crayon Day. Craft ideas include:
- Melted Crayon Butterflies: Using cardstock, crayons, parchment paper and an iron, make your very own decorative butterflies.
- Crayon Art T-Shirt: Have a plain shirt that needs an update? Using crayons, you can make a design to print on your shirt.
- Crayon Letter Decoration: You can form a letter of your choice, like your initials, using crayons to use as decorations.
- Crayon Melter Canvas Melter Art: If you have a Crayola Crayon Melter, this craft lets you used melted crayon to create a colorful canvas.
For step-by-step instructions, Crayola offers a written guide on their site as well as a video guide, which you can watch right below: