Crayola has inspired artistic creativity in children since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903. Whether it's providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creative and inspired children, who they believe will one day lead the world.
The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885. For more than 100 years, the company carried the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when the company changed its name to Crayola. A Hallmark subsidiary, Crayola has called Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, its home since the turn of the century. Today, the company's world headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located there. Downtown Easton is the home of The Crayola FACTORY®, an interactive brand experience where families can enjoy a day of creative fun and see how iconic Crayola crayons are made. [ visit manufacturer website ]