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We have some tips to help you get the very best results from your Crayon Melter. Follow the tips below. If you have additional questions, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to call or text us at 1−800−272−9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. If you would prefer to send us an email, visit our Crayola.ca Contact us page. Before You Start:
- Plug the unit in before loading your crayons. Use Crayola regular, washable, or metallic crayons only. Remove the crayon label and break into at least 3 pieces (do not load more than a full crayon’s worth of broken crayons). Wait for the unit light to turn from Red to Green. This should take about 30 seconds to 1 minute. For Best Results: Use thick paper (construction paper), poster board or foam core. It’s also great for decorating on cardboard, glass, wood, ceramics, or art canvases. Break crayons into small pieces. This will help with faster colour change! Once a crayon is inserted in the unit, it takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute for the melted wax to be ready. Hold Crayon Melter unit straight up and down with the tip flat on the paper. Don’t forget to close the cap! Do not turn the unit upside down or lay it on its side. Plan ahead! Try using lighter colours before dark for easy colour transitions. Cleaning Tips: Use scrap paper to clear out Crayon Melter between colours. Regularly wipe Crayon Melter tip with paper towel to clear buildup. Clean out the Crayon Melter with the included cleaning tool. Frequently Asked Questions: What types of crayons can be used in Crayon Melter? Crayon Melter works best with unwrapped Crayola regular, washable, or metallic crayon pieces. Glitter or non-Crayola crayons may affect function and performance. Should I use full-size crayons or pieces of crayons in Crayon Melter? For faster colour change, use small pieces of crayons Why does it take so long for the unit to heat up? The unit has been specially designed to heat at a slow and low temperature to ensure for a safe creative experience. How long does it take for the crayon pieces to melt in Crayon Melter? It takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt the crayon pieces, depending on their size. The bottom of the crayon will melt before the top? How do I hold Crayon Melter? Hold Crayon Melter straight up and down with the tip flat on paper. Make sure the cap is closed. Do not turn upside down or lay on its side. Why are my colours melting and mixing together? You may need to clean out Crayon Melter. Use scrap paper in between colours or the included cleaning tool once the wax has cooled. How do I clean the entire Crayon Melter? Use scrap paper to clean between colours and regularly wipe the Melter tip with a paper towel to clear buildup. Once the wax has cooled, you can clean Crayon Melter using the included cleaning tool. Why is Crayon Melter not working? If it is your first time using the device, make sure you: Plug in the unit to an active power outlet. Use Crayola regular, washable, or metallic crayon pieces — other brands, sizes, or types may not properly melt. Allow 30 seconds to 1 minute for melting time. Hold the unit straight up and down with the tip flat on paper. If your Melter stopped working after previous use, try clearing it out with the included cleaning tool.
If you like to collect old/vintage CRAYOLA products, you may wish to look at flea markets, auctions, estate sales and garage sales. More information about older products can be found in a published book titled “A Century of Crayola Collectibles — A Price Guide”. This book covers history and products offered through the years. To obtain this book, please visit your local book store. As a further reference, the ISBN is 0−87588−638−8 and the author of the book is Bonnie Rushlow.
If your pet has ingested a Crayola or Silly Putty product, please contact a veterinarian for assistance. All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or inhaled. In addition, Crayola and Silly Putty art materials carry the Art and Creative Materials Institute’s (ACMI) APPROVED PRODUCT (AP) seal, which indicates these products meet or exceed specific quality standards.
In 1900, prior to the introduction of Crayola Crayons, we produced black marking crayons. Today these are known as Staonal brand Marking Crayons and are used in many industrial settings. These crayons were created with dry carbon black and different waxes. The first box of Crayola Crayons was produced in 1903 as an 8 count box. It sold for a nickel and contained the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black. We provide extensive information about Crayola and our products on our sites. A history timeline can be found on the Crayola.com web site at our history.
In 1903, we introduced the first box of 8 Crayola Crayons and sold them for a nickel. Included were the same 8 colours that are found in an 8‑pack today: red yellow blue green orange brown violet (purple) black.
In 1958 the box of 64 CRAYOLA Crayons was introduced. It was the first package to include a built-in sharpener design. We continue to manufacture this package design today in the 64 and 96 count Crayola Crayon package.
In 1993 we conducted a poll to find out the most popular colours in America. Blue was voted the most popular CRAYOLA Crayon colour. Rounding the top ten were red, violet, green, carnation pink, black, turquoise blue, blue green, periwinkle and magenta. In 2000, we did another Crayola Colour Census, and blue again reigns as number one!