A crayon is a stick of colored wax, charcoal or chalk used for writing, coloring, and drawing. Wax crayons are commonly used for drawing and coloring by children at most schools worldwide. The world’s largest manufacturer and inventor of wax crayons is Crayola. The word Crayola was created by Alice Stead Binney, who took the French words for chalk, “craie”, and and oily, “oléagineux”, and combined them.

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