Since 1903, when Binney and Smith first introduced their line of coloring crayons, both children and adults have enjoyed bringing all drawing as well as artwork to colorful life with crayons. The name “Crayola” came from combining the French word for chalk “craie” with the first part of the word “oleagineous” which was the type of paraffin wax substance used to actually make the crayons.
For generations, Crayons have become a traditional part of childhood art expression. From the time a child could grasp one of these waxy and colorful sticks and scribble on paper, the crayon has been part of growing up.
Crayons come in a wide range of colors that have evolved somewhat over the years but the traditional colors are here to stay. A Halloween costume that is designed to look like a Crayon is both recognizable and nostalgic. An adorable costume idea for the very young and a novel and unique dress up idea for a grown up, these traditional costumes are a classic as well as fun Halloween choice.