Crayola Glitter Crayons: What's Inside the Box

Crayola started making glitter crayons in 1993 starting with an 8 count box. The glitter crayons have small specs of shiny material in them to help them sparkle when the crayon is used. They had been experimenting for many years coming up with Silver Swirls, their first attempt at glitter crayons in 1990.

Do I like the current glitter crayons? I like them but I love the Silver Swirls and the GemTones even more. There was something magical about the Silver Swirls. Since then Crayola has expanded the idea of glitter to chalk and glitter glue.

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Color Information
When the glitter crayons first appeared they had names on them. There were many iterations of 8 count and 16 count boxes later released. Sometimes the 8 count boxes had names, sometimes they did not. The only 16 box that had names was the Multi Colored Glitter Crayon box. I have inferred the recent glitter crayons some from the Star Wars 64 crayon boxes where the crayons were named.

Boxes: 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (1993), 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (Canada), 8 Count crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons, 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons (2010 and 2011), 16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons
What's inside the box: 
8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (1993): black, orange, orchid, red, sky blue, violet, yellow, yellow green
8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (Canada): Not Named
8 Count Crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons: Not Named
16 Crayola Glitter Crayons (2010 and 2011), Not named, these are approximations: white confetti glitter, white gold glitter, yellow glitter, black glitter, blue glitter, purple glitter, maroon glitter, orange glitter, red glitter, sky blue glitter (missing some names)
16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons: black with glitzy gold glitter, blue with shimmering silver glitter, blue green with glitzy gold glitter, carnation pink with lavender glitter, green with twinkling turquoise glitter, maroon with glitzy gold glitter, orange with twinkling turquoise glitter, orchid with twinkling turquoise glitter, red with shimmering silver glitter, red violet with glitzy gold glitter, royal purple with ruby red glitter, sky blue with glitzy gold glitter, white with confetti glitter, white with glitzy gold glitter, yellow with rainbow glitter, yellow green with silver glitter
Where to buy: Amazon, Target, eBay etc

2010 and 2011 Glitter Crayons
 


1993  Glitter Crayons

1996  Canada Glitter Crayons

1997 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons

1998 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons
Collecting Information
In 1993 Crayola started making Gem Tones, and then later Star Brite which were Gem Tones with different wrappers and Pearl Brites which were very similar to Silver Swirls.

The current box of glitter crayons is still in production.  The large glitter crayons and named glitter crayons are not and are collectible.

Boxes: 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (1993), 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (Canada), 8 Count crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons, 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons (2010 and 2011), 16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons
Other Boxes: I have -201 and -205 code numbers 16 count boxes, there are probably -200, --202, -203, -204 boxes out there
Year: 1993-8 Crayola Glitter Crayons, 1996-8 Crayola Glitter Crayons (Canada), 1997-8 Count crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons, 2010 and 2011-16 Crayola Glitter Crayons, 1996-16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons
Purchase Information: Product provided by Crayola for review, fellow collectors and ebay
Where to buy: Amazon, Target, eBay etc
Style Numbers: 52-2208 (1993 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons 1993), 52-2208 (8 Crayola Glitter Crayons Canada), 52-2208-0-203 (8 Count Crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 52-3716 (2010 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons), 52-3716 (16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 52-3717 (2011 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons)
Code Numbers: 52-2208-0-200 (1993 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons 1993), 52-2208 (8 Crayola Glitter Crayons Canada), 52-2208-0-203 (8 Count Crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 52-3716-0-201 (16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 52-3716-0-205 (2010 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons), 52-3717-0-200 (2011 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons)
UPC Numbers:  071662022082 (1993 8 Crayola Glitter Crayons 1993), 063652220806  (8 Crayola Glitter Crayons Canada), 071662022082 (8 Count Crayola Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 071662137168 (2010 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons), 071662137168 (16 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons), 071662037178 (2011 16 Crayola Glitter Crayons)
Patent Information: US Patent 5261952 Solid Marking Composition Containing Glitter US Patent 5383954 Solid marking composition containing glitter

1993 Glitter Crayons


1996 Glitter Crayons
1997 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons



1998 Multi Colored Glitter Crayons

2010 Glitter Crayons

 
 
2011 Glitter Crayons





1 comment:

  1. Glitter crayons[edit]
    In 1997, Crayola released Crayons with Glitter as part of a Special Effects crayons package. Starting as late as 1999, their crayon names don't appear on the crayon wrappers. In the below list, the background represents crayon color, and the highlighted "square of glitter" around text represents glitter color.[22]

    Crayon name Crayon name
    Primary Other Primary Other
    Black With Glitzy Gold Glitter Blue With Shimmering Silver Glitter
    #000000 #E7C697 #1F75FE #CDC5C2
    Blue Green with Glitzy Gold Glitter Carnation Pink With Lavender Glitter
    #0D98BA #E7C697 #FFAACC #FCB4D5
    Green With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter Maroon With Glitzy Gold Glitter
    #1CAC78 #77DDE7 #C8385A #E7C697
    Orange With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter Orchid With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter
    #FF7538 #77DDE7 #E6A8D7 #77DDE7
    Red With Shimmering Silver Glitter Red Violet With Glitzy Gold Glitter
    #EE204D #CDC5C2 #C0448F #E7C697
    Royal Purple With Ruby Red Glitter Sky Blue With Glitzy Gold Glitter
    #7851A9 #EE204D #80DAEB #E7C697
    White With Confetti Glitter White With Glitzy Gold Glitter
    #FFFFFF Various #FFFFFF #E7C697
    Yellow With Rainbow Glitter Yellow Green With Silver Glitter
    #FCE883 Various #C5E384 #CDC5C2

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