8 Count Crayola Fabric Crayons: What's Inside the Box

Crayola Fabric crayons have been around since 1976.  To color the fabric, draw the colors on a white paper, pressing hard or draw directly on the fabric. The colors will appear lighter than the normal colors.  Place the drawing onto a fabric, a 100% synthetic material, not cotton.  The crayons will wash out of cotton. Follow the instructions on the crayon box to put the design on the fabric.   The colors will be darker once they are placed on the fabric.  I have tried the fabric markers, but I have not tried these yet. I can not wait to find a fun fabric project to color.

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How do the fabric crayons work? Basically the fabric crayons are made from a different formula making the crayon a marking crayon instead of a writing crayon.  In the patent, it says if the crayon is used on paper it will smear.  The crayon is comprised of: Carnauba wax instead of paraffin wax, the normal wax used in crayons; a triglyceride, usually a tallow which makes the crayon soft; and a stearic acid.  When the crayon marks come in contact with the fabric "the crayon material impregnates the fabric and encases fabric fibers." When the crayon is heated it unknown exactly what causes the mark to become permanent, but hypothesized that the combination of all the materials create "chemical hooks on the fabric".  Back when the crayons were first released Crayola would include a kit with a fabric item to color.  Now they release them by themselves.

Collecting Information
Boxes: 8 Crayola Fabric Crayons
Other Boxes: There are probably 3 other boxes in this series, this is -203, the original style and code numbers are unknown
Year: 2009
What's inside the box: magenta, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, burnt sienna, black
Purchase Information: JoAnn Fabrics
Where to buy: Amazon , eBay or any place that sells Crayola Products
Patents: 5,196,237-Method for coloring fabric with crayon, 5,279,859 Method for coloring fabric with crayon
Style Numbers: 52-5009
Code Numbers: 52-5009-0-203
UPC: 071662050085

2009 8 Fabric Crayons


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