A while back a co-worker handed me one of those plastic shoe box containers full of old crayons and other miscellaneous trinkets that her grown children had left behind in her basement years ago. She knew I melted down broken crayons to use as prizes in the art room. I was thankful to receive them but didn't get to the box right away. My colleagues are great about sharing broken crayons with me so I had a fairly large stockpile. A few weeks ago, I started peeling the crayons in the box to begin the crayon making process and came across some labels I had never seen before. I retained one determined to learn more about what it was.
I didn't have to do much research to discover this terrific site that enlightened me as to the contest that occurred back in 1993 for students to name a crayon. I know I have seen the crayon, Macaroni & Cheese in newer boxes for crayons since that day. The site was truly fascinating with a complete history of crayola. If you're into this type stuff, just over and check it out. It was interesting to discover the visual changes that have occurred to this common everyday material in the Elementary Art Room.