Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hoo Are You???? Back to School Edition

1. Do you prefer to use a regular pencil or mechanical pencil? I prefer a regular pencil freshly sharpened with a good eraser. 2. What is your favorite color in the crayon box? I {love} a new box of crayons & a coloring book!!! I loved coloring as a kid and always loved coloring with the boys when they were little-although their coloring books weren't the cute princess or Barbie ones that I had when I was growing up. I always loved picking a pretty shade to color the lips in a Barbie coloring books! I looked on crayola.com to see which colors I liked best and found that the colors have changed so much through the years****{see list at bottom of this post}. Choosing from the list of colors from 1958-1971{I was born in '65}......my favorite crayon color was pobably Carnation Pink. Logan was born in '88, so I'm going to pick Vivid Tangerine for that era....and Nathan was born in '95, and I'll choose Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown because I know I colored in lots of animal coloring books with him. Today, I'd probably choose Robin's Egg Blue or Granny Smith Apple...don't they sound pretty??3. Bottled glue or glue stick? Glue stick all the way!!! 4. calculator or do it in your head? I do it in my head most of the time{or on paper}, but also pull out the calculator at times. 5.Favorite subject while in High School? Math



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Crayola® Crayon Chronology
Since 1903, when Binney & Smith introduced the first Crayola crayons, people have been fascinated with the history of our color names. Read on for a list of our 120 core crayon colors and the years when they were first introduced, along with discontinued colors and names that have changed over the years.
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Colors Available Beginning 1903
Number of Colors: 8
Black
Brown
Orange
Violet
Blue
Green
Red
Yellow
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Colors Available 1949 - 1957
Number of Colors: 48
Apricot
Gold
Orange
Silver
Bittersweet
Gray
Orange Red
Spring Green
Black
Green
Orange Yellow
Tan
Blue
Green Blue
Orchid
Thistle
Blue Green
Green Yellow
Periwinkle
Turquoise Blue
Blue Violet
Lemon Yellow
Pine Green
Violet (Purple)
Brick Red
Magenta
Prussian Blue*
Violet Blue
Brown
Mahogany
Red
Violet Red
Burnt Sienna
Maize
Red Orange
White
Carnation Pink
Maroon
Red Violet
Yellow
Cornflower
Melon
Salmon
Yellow Green
Flesh**
Olive Green
Sea Green
Yellow Orange
*Name changed to "midnight blue" in 1958 in response to teachers’ requests.
**Name voluntarily changed to "peach" in 1962, partially as a result of the U. S. Civil Rights Movement.
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Colors Available 1958-1971
Number of Colors: 64
All colors previously listed plus the following colors added in 1958.
Aquamarine
Copper
Lavender
Raw Sienna
Blue Gray
Forest Green
Mulberry
Raw Umber
Burnt Orange
Goldenrod
Navy blue
Sepia
Cadet Blue
Indian Red***
Plum
Sky Blue
***Indian Red is renamed Chestnut in 1999 in response to educators who felt some children wrongly perceived the crayon color was intended to represent the skin color of Native Americans. The name originated from a reddish-brown pigment found near India commonly used in fine artist oil paint.
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Colors Available 1972-1989
Number of Colors: 72
All colors previously listed plus the following fluorescent colors added in 1972.
Chartreuse
Ultra Blue
Ultra Orange
Ultra Red
Hot Magenta
Ultra Green
Ultra Pink
Ultra Yellow
Fluorescent colors name change in 1990.
Atomic Tangerine
Hot Magenta
Outrageous Orange
Shocking Pink
Blizzard Blue
Laser Lemon
Screamin’ Green
Wild Watermelon
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Colors Available 1990-1992
Number of Colors: 80
All Colors previously listed plus the following fluorescent colors added in 1990.
Electric Lime
Purple Pizzazz
Razzle Dazzle Rose
Unmellow Yellow
Magic Mint
Radical Red
Sunglow
Neon Carrot
In 1990, eight colors were retired and replaced by eight new shades.
Retired Colors Replacement Colors
Green Blue
Cerulean
Orange Red
Vivid Tangerine
Orange Yellow

Jungle Green
Violet Blue
Fuchsia Maize Dandelion Lemon Yellow Teal Blue Blue Gray Royal Purple Raw Umber
Wild Strawberry
Retired colors were enshrined in the Crayola Hall of Fame on August 7, 1990.
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Colors Available 1993
16 new colors added in 1993, named by consumers
Number of Colors: 96
Asparagus
Macaroni and Cheese
Razzmatazz

Timber Wolf
Cerise
Mauvelous
Robin's Egg Blue











Tropical Rain Forest
Denim
Pacific Blue
Shamrock


Tumbleweed
Granny Smith Apple
Purple Mountain's Majesty
Tickle Me Pink
Wisteria
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Colors Available 1998
24 new colors added
Number of Colors: 120
Almond
Canary
Fern
Pink Flamingo
Antique Brass
Caribbean Green
Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown
Purple Heart
Banana Mania
Cotton Candy
Manatee
Shadow
Beaver
Blush
Mountain Meadow
Sunset Orange
Blue Bell
Desert Sand
Outer Space
Torch Red
Pink Sherbet
Eggplant
Piggy Pink
Vivid Violet
In addition, Binney & Smith produces several assortments of specialty crayons.
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Colors Available 2000
All colors previously listed with the following exceptions. Thistle was removed from the 120-count assortment to make room for indigo; torch red was renamed scarlet.
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Colors Available 2003
4 new colors added, 4 retired
Number of Colors: 120
New Colors
inch worm
jazzberry jam
mango tango
wild blue yonder
Retired Colors
blizzard blue
magic mint
mulberry
teal blue
To mark Crayola 100th birthday, consumers name new colors and vote four out of the box.
Note: Crayola Crayon Chronology is based on information compiled from company records and internal sources.

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