Do you provide helpful tips for using Crayola Colour Alive?

Troubleshooting Tips Make sure your device is on the supported list – Cray​ola​.com/​a​p​p​check Be sure you have the latest version of the app by checking the app store associated with your device. Your device must have a rear facing camera in order to properly scan a colouring page. This app only works with Crayola Colour Alive Action Colouring Pages. An internet connection is required to use all of the features in this app. If you are using a public or business internet connection, security settings may prevent the app from functioning properly. The app is quite large in size, make sure you have ample space on your device to run properly If the Crayola Colour Alive appears to be running slow, trying closing out apps that are running in the background on your device. Tips for Colouring Success Using a lot of dark colours, especially close together on the page may make character recognition difficult. Character recognition works best if backgrounds are lighter in colour, or are not coloured in at all Colour recognition works best if there aren’t too many scribbles or interference with the character outlines. Tips for Scanning Success The app works best in a well-lit area. Hold your device parallel to the coloured page when scanning. Try and hold your device steady during page scanning. Make sure you can see the entire colouring page on your device’s screen. Quick movements may cause the character to disappear. If this happens, tap the refresh button, or bring the page into your view screen and tap the 4D button again. Having Problems? The following FAQ may help: I launch the app, but it appears stuck on the logo screen. Sometimes it takes a while for the app to load and open up. Wait a few minutes and if nothing appears on screen. Check to see that your device is supported. If your device is on the supported list and you still see nothing on screen. You might have a memory issue that’s affecting the app performance. Try closing any open apps and then re-launching Crayola Colour Alive. I scanned my colouring page, but don’t see the 4D buttons. Make sure the full page is visible on the screen of your device. Move your device closer or further away from the page and let the camera re-focus each time. If that doesn’t work, try moving to a well-lit area to help the camera better see the details on the page. If the 4D buttons still do not appear, check to make sure that your internet connection is working. Note: This feature requires an active internet connection to work properly. I scanned my colouring page, and the character I see on screen is popping in and out. Quick movements may cause the character to disappear. If this happens, tap the refresh button, or bring the page into your view screen and tap the 4D button again. You might have a memory issue that’s affecting the app performance. Try closing any open apps and then re-launching Crayola Colour Alive. I can’t get the Special Effect colour to work. Follow these steps: Open the camera on your device. Lay your special effect crayon/​marker on a flat surface with the names of all three colours facing up. Bring your device close to the crayon/​marker so that it fills most of the screen. If the image seems blurry, you may be too close, try moving your device away slowly to allow the camera to re-focus. As soon as the app recognizes the text of the crayon name, a message appears telling you that the effect has been unlocked. If this does not happen in a few seconds, rotate the crayon slowly to make sure all three names are in the view screen. Or, try moving to a well-lit area to help the camera see the details. If the message still does not pop up, check to make sure your internet connection is working. Note: for Crayola Colour Alive app versions 1.3 and higher, scanning the special effect colour is no longer necessary. All special effects colours are unlocked upon starting the app. My Device is No Longer Compatible or is Not Compatible Due to the nature of the technology that powers Crayola Colour Alive, we are only able to support devices that meet certain specifications. Some older and less capable devices are unable to deliver the experience reliably. If you use a device with low memory(RAM), the app may close unexpectedly. If you use a device with low quality cameras without auto-focus, you may experience difficulty scanning colouring pages. If you use a device with a single-core processor, the app will perform slowly. The list of compatible devices can be found at http://​www​.cray​ola​.com/​a​p​p​check. We hope to be able to expand the list of compatible devices in the future. For additional assistance, call us at 1 – 800-CRAYOLA1-800-CRAYOLA FREE weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time.
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Keep designs permanent on fabric and other surfaces when you choose Crayola products with non-washable pigments:

  • Crayola Acrylic Paints 
  • Crayola Fabric Markers
  • Crayola Portfolio Series Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Take Note! Permanent Markers

Check for availability at your favourite local and online retail stores or at Cray​ola​.ca.

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Crayola products are sold through a network of distributors and retail store locations. If you are not from the United States or Canada, please contact the office located nearest to you:


Africa, Middle East, Russia, South Africa & European countries (not listed separately)

CrayolaLaurent Dubois — LDubois@​Crayola.​com
Asia (if country is not listed separately) 

Yvonne Lam — ylchan@​crayola.​com

Money Yap — myap@​crayola.​com

AustraliaCrayola Australia


Vivid/​Goliath — Germany Office



BangladeshCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Crayola Benelux


+31104596 580

CambodiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
ChinaCrayola China

June Xu — jxu@​crayola.​com

FranceUK QATC‑propos/contact.aspx

+33 (0) 1 410654 54

GermanyVivid/​Goliath — Germany Office



Hong KongCrayolaAllen Chan -achan@​crayola.​com
IndiaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
IndonesiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com


0800389 6238


ItalyCrayola Italy
Allen Chan — achan@​crayola.​comCray​ola​.jp
KoreaCrayolaAllen Chan — achan@​crayola.​com
LaosCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Latin America: Caribbean, Central America & South America


Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
MalaysiaCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
MaldivesCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
MexicoCrayola Mexico

Manuel Gonzalez — mgonzalez@​crayola.​com

018007178 222
UK QATC‑propos/contact.aspx

+33 (0) 1 410654 54

MongoliaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
MyanmarCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
NepalCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
Nordic Region: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden 
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
New ZealandCrayola Australia


1800657 353
PakistanCrayolaRaymond Lau -rlau@​crayola.​com
PhilippinesCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com


Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
PortugalCrayola Italy
SingaporeCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
SpainCrayola Italy
Sri LankaCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
Ksenia van der Mijde — k.​vandermijde@​goliathgroup.​com
TaiwanCrayolaAllen Chan -achan@​crayola.​com
ThailandCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
United KingdomVivid/​Goliath UK 


0800389 6238

VietnamCrayolaRaymond Lau — rlau@​crayola.​com
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The powdery deposit you may see on the surface of your Crayola product is called bloom. This occurs naturally and is perfectly safe. 

Bloom appears on Crayola wax-based products, such as crayons and coloured pencils. It occurs when oil contained in the paraffin wax used in these products seeps to the surface and re-crystallizes into a milky powder. You may also see this with sculptures made with Crayola Air-Dry Clay as the product ages or is exposed to varying temperatures and humidity. Rest assured, this process is harmless, and the powdery substance and crystallization do not affect the quality or performance of the product. Remove by gently wiping away with a dry cloth. 

If you have additional questions, we want to hear from you! Feel free to send us an email, call, or text us at 18002729652 on weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. Text charges may apply. 

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It’s glow time! We have some tips to help you get the best results from Crayola Glow Fusion.

  1. The Glow Fusion technology is a marker-paper system. The paper and marker set combined work together to give your masterpieces up to four hours of glow time. 
  2. Protect your work surfaces. Glow Fusion Markers are not washable. 
  3. When the markers (activated or not) are not in use, cap and lay them flat in the marker tray to prevent leaking. 
  4. For the brightest glow effect, use the markers promptly after activating. 
  5. To activate the markers: 
    • Bend the marker barrel at the star points to crack the glow capsules. 
    • Shake the capped marker for 5 seconds.
    • Remove the cap and hold the marker tip down until it glows. 
  6. Turn off the lights to see your art shine at its brightest! 

Need a visual? 

  • Scan the QR code on the box or check out the video here.

Want to keep the creative fun glowing?

  • Check for Glow Fusion Marker Colouring Sets in the Crayola aisle at retail stores or your favorite online shopping sites. 
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By definition, acid-free is having a pH of 6.5 to 8.0. *Currently, the following Crayola products meet an acid-free” definition, having a pH of 6.5 to 8.0:

  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Crayons

*Vendor and product ingredients may change and cause a product that was once acid-free to no longer be, and vice versa.

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If you are interested in becoming a licensee, please contact Margot Somerville (Marketing Manager — Crayola Canada) at 9055139753 ext 5203.
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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 0875886388 and the author of the book is Bonnie Rushlow.

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If your Crayola Colour Explosion Marker stops working, rub the tip on a clean, dry paper towel. In addition, the marker may be revived by placing it cap down for about one hour.
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