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Mr. Rogers: The Crayon Factory

Chris Higgins

Remember when Mr. Rogers explained how Crayons were made? I have heard this Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood segment referenced by friends as a sort of touchstone of their youth, but I had never seen it until now. Interestingly, it looks like Mr. Rogers himself never actually went to the Crayola factory, but he does narrate the whole process. This rare clip has suddenly popped up on YouTube, so I thought I'd link to it before it disappears:

For more Crayon-making goodness, see How Crayons are Made, which was a Sesame Street video on the same topic. You might also enjoy 5 Times Crayola® Fired their Crayons or of course the seminal 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever, one of our most popular blog posts of all time.