Crayons #1LinerWeds #JusJoJan

Janet and I have gotten on the subject of crayons here on a few occasions. One of her memories was getting a new box of 64 Crayola crayons (with sharpener!) every Christmas when she was younger. Anyway, I was flipping through some old comments to see what inspiration they provided, ran across her comment, and asked myself, “hey, I wonder if they make any boxes bigger than 64?” So, I went to the world’s favorite online department store and discovered that yes, in fact they now make a box with 152 crayons. Actually, a caddy, with a built-in sharpener! You can see it in action here.

Naturally, I went to the product reviews, and found one of the best lines ever in a review by “Leland”:


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. During January, it’s part of Just Jot It January.

Now a word from (naturally) Crayola crayons.

51 thoughts on “Crayons #1LinerWeds #JusJoJan

  1. Awesome quote! I think I have 120-something, with sharpener, but I took them out and put them in a big box (also Crayola) and I never sharpen them. Obviously I need another 30 colors. Obviously.

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  2. I love my Crayola Crayons. Not those waxy cheap hacks. I made sure my kids got a box each during back to school sales and I bought me a box, too. All my crayons are sharp and well arranged in the box with the sharpener. The smell alone brings me peace. Thanks for the memories!

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  3. I wish I had those many colours but I only had the basics…maybe a few more like 24 colours but I loved colouring and have great memories colouring at the table with my mom cooking and daddy reading the paper.

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    1. There are some colors you use all the time, and there are others that you never really find a use for. With a box of 24, you can probably make all the colors you need.

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  4. Oh my, John. You have unearthed a treasure! I wish they made that many Crayola colors in pencil form because that’s what I’ve been using to color with nowadays. That and markers. So cool! Thanks for the nod as well.

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    1. I’ve seen some colored pencil collections that are pretty extensive, but I don’t think Crayola makes them. You might check Blick Art Supply (dickblick.com) or another art supply store. Maybe even Michael’s…?

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  5. I still love to color with crayons. Having grandkids gives me an excuse! One of my favorite memories from when I was a kid was shaving off pieces of crayon with a potato peeler onto a piece of white paper, folding the paper in half and ironing it with an iron to melt the crayons.

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    1. Everything’s more expensive than it was when we were kids. I remember when a national brand like Butter-Nut (it had other names in other markets, but it came in a blue and white checked bag) was 20 cents and the locally-produced Silvercup and Holsum were a dime. A half gallon of milk went for 50 cents (milk at school was 10 cents for a 4-ounce carton. Talk about your markup). Remember that nowadays the box of 64 goes for about $11 and the regular price on the mega-box is $15. Still a lot of money, and I’m not sure kids appreciate them like we did.

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      1. I don’t think they have a clue how much things cost. In the days of easy credit, they just see mom or dad pull out a piece of plastic and it is taken care of 😦

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    1. There were the colors like “yellow green” and “green yellow” that were practically the same, except one was a little more yellow and the other a little more green. There were some colors that barely (or never) got used, while the primary ones always ended up as little stubs. When my aunt was teaching art, she always though the box of 16 was more than sufficient.

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