Creative Giants - Edwin Binney Edwin's little company started out making colorants, which doesn't sound too creative. But from those products, Binney had a vision. He saw a need in the market, specifically among children, and he converted his business to meet that need. He began manufacturing wax crayons, packed in little boxes, for children to use at school in a time when crayons were expensive artists' tools.
Crayolas came 8 to a package and we used them until all the paper wrapper was gone and they were just stubs.
The Lost Colors of Crayola ~~ Crayola has been the standard for crayons, and at least partially responsible for bringing color naming to the mainstream for 126 years now. The crayons and color names have come a long way from the standard 8 color crayon box of black, blue, re…