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Troubleshooting Tips Make sure your device is on the supported list – Crayola.com/appcheck 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.crayola.com/appcheck. 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.
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!