Retro Video: How Crayons Are Made

Chris Higgins

Back when life was simpler, Sesame Street produced a video showing how a crayon factory worked. I don't recall seeing the video as a kid, but watching it now, I learned a few things:

1. Words are not necessary to describe the process of making crayons. An awesome soundtrack, on the other hand, is a must.

2. Making crayons is a messy business. Orange wax everywhere!

3. Skilled crayon-makers can pick up scores of crayons at once using a special two-handed grab.

Set aside two minutes for this look at the origins of a batch of crayons.


See also: 5 Times Crayola® Fired their Crayons.