From Wax to Crayons

By: Evelyn Stewart


Do you like to color? I know I do! Have you ever wondered what crayons are made of? Read on and find out how this coloring utensil is made.


Did you know that crayons are made of paraffin, actually a wax? Paraffin comes from petroleum, an oil product. And crayons also come from a waxy substnace, then they are sent to the factory to be made.


At the factory, first the workers find the wax and bring it to the facotry. Next, the factory mix the wax with pigments to make the crayons colorful. Finally, the workers let the crayons dry and the factory wraps them twice in srapping paper. Then the crayons are sold to stores.


The store gets crayons from the factory. Next, the sellers who work at the stores sell the crayons. Usually, you can find them at the market. People buy crayons to use as a coloring utensil in art projects and in schools and offices.

Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts! You are probably wondering how many crayons are made in a year, and currently 3 billion crayons are made per year. Do you ever wonder how many colors there were back in the day? Truthfully, there was only the color black. In some stores, eight crayons are only sold for 5 cents. And, as you know, crayons are always in demand.


I hope you learned how crayons are made, and I hope you enjoy coloring with crayons!
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