Monday, May 17

Where do crayons come from?

Somehow I'd never thought about where crayons came from, except for the yellow crayola box.

Crayola 120ct Original Crayons 

However, when I was visiting Sandusky, Ohio in 2006; I saw the abandoned American Crayon Company plant across the tracks from the Ex-NYC station.

How Stuff Works? has a great article about the manufacturing process here
And you can visit the Crayola website here to see their factory tour.

Everything is made somewhere.. finding out where can be a lot of fun.