New Packs of Crayons to Represent World’s Skin Tones
What kid doesn't like using crayons when it comes to coloring books or writing their own name on paper?
I used to Love coloring my favorite characters in coloring books using just about every different Crayola crayon that I could get my hands on.
According to cnn.com, Crayola will release new packs of crayons to represent the world's skin tones.
The 135 year old arts and crafts company developed 24 new Colors of the World crayons designed to represent over 40 skin tones across the world.
With the world growing more diverse than ever before, Crayola hopes their new Colors of the World crayons will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance.
Since 1903, more than two hundred distinctive colors have been produced in a wide variety of assortments.
Crayola Crayons has undergone several major revisions in its history, in 1935, 1949, 1958, 1990, and now in 2020. Numerous specialty crayons have also been produced, complimenting the basic assortment.
Because the world is more diverse, Crayola crayons will represent skin tones of the world when packs get released in July.
The Colors of the World crayons will come in packs of 24 and 32, with the 32 pack also including four crayons each for hair and eye colors.
Each pack will also include a side panel that serves as a color reference, while each crayon label lists the color name in English, Spanish, and French.
I was just thinking about this, could I have saved some of my old coloring books from the good old days? Most likely not, but I'm sure some of my family members will Love the new Colors of the World crayons from Crayola!