National Crayon Day, March 31

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Featured article by Craftster moderator, Mistress Jennie.

Did you know that crayons are one of the 20 most recognized scents among adults? Or that the first reference to crayons in literature was in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice in 1813? How about the fact the largest crayon in the world, Big Blue, weighs 1500 pounds and was made from 123,000 old blue crayons that were gathered from children around the US? Crayons are the first art supply used by all children, whether they grow up to be artists or astronauts, and as crafters & makers they hold a special place in all our hearts. Relive your childhood love of crayons by crafting something with, or inspired by, these glorious sticks of color!

Coloring Book & Crayon Totes like the ones travelbug made, are awesome gifts that let their young recipients take art everywhere they go.

Member Valledaisy made bath time more fun for her kids with these awesome Crayon Soaps.
Trying to organize your craft space?  How about making an adorable rainbow Crayon Bucket, like this one by MagicalGirl.
For a cuddly pop of color anywhere, you can follow fantasticmio’s instructions for hooking up a Crocheted Crayon Blanket.

Finally, what to do with all those worn down bits of crayon we all have leftover?  How about making up a batch Recycled Crayons like member po.

Special thanks to Craftster moderator and all around awesome person, Mistress Jennie for this colorful article celebrating crayons. ~racky

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