Local Company Shows It’s True Colors: The Crayola Factory

Over Labor Day weekend, our scrapped NYC plans turned into an opportunity to explore some more local PA treasures. My friend Michele lives in the Lehigh Valley, a short drive away and home to local manufacturer Crayola. My friend Andrea and I packed up our boys and we headed North to meet up with Michele and her family.

Crayola has been manufacturing Crayons in Easton, PA since 1902.  The majority of their coloring products are still made here in their plant located nearby the “Crayola Factory Experience”, an interactive museum for children to have fun learning how Crayola makes their crayons. Since my last “wordless” photo post was so well received (I hope this isn’t a reflection of my writing!), here’s a peak at our day of creatives adventures exploring all things Crayola!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s largest Crayon. Made in the USA by Crayola right here in PA!


We had an all around fun day with only a few minor issues (wandering toddlers and chalk ingestion). I’ve already stated my PA pride, and Crayola just gave me another reason to tout my home state as the best in the land. And no, I am not endorsed by the PA Board of Tourism, (as I was recently asked) although I’m sure that would be a fun job! Stay tuned for more of our local travels over Labor Day weekend.

What factory tours have you done?