Why aren’t the lights working on my Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board?

The slide-out rear drawing surface must be inserted in the back slot and snapped in place for the lights to operate. In addition, the room lighting should be dimmed for the Glow Board lights to show up. The Glow Board will turn off automatically after 30 minutes if unused.

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1990 — For the first time in Crayola history eight colours were retired and placed in the Crayola Hall of Fame: maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow, and violet blue. Eight new colours were added: vivid tangerine, jungle green, cerulean, fuchsia, dandelion, teal blue, royal purple, and wild strawberry.

2003 — As part of our centennial celebration, the colours blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry, and teal blue were retired. Four new colours were introduced for the next century: inchworm, mango tango, wild blue yonder, and jazzberry jam; Consumers voted to Save the Shade” and saved burnt sienna from retirement. 

March 31, 2017 — In celebration of National Crayon Day, we announced that Dandelion would be retiring. To celebrate, we sent Dandelion on a retirement tour to all of his favourite places. His replacement was announced on May 5, 2017. For more details on our new blue, click here.

We currently manufacture 120 different Crayola Crayon colours, not including specialty colours. Check out our Explore Colours section at Cray​ola​.com to see them all!

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We do not currently offer a program for recycling broken crayons sent to us by consumers. Because our #1 goal is to provide safe, high quality Crayola products, our raw materials must adhere to high standards and pass strict screening tests. Unfortunately, we would not be able to introduce recycled” crayon wax into our mixtures, and still be able to guarantee the safety and performance of Crayola crayons. For information about crafts involving the use of melted crayons, please visit http://www.crayola.com/things-to-do/how-to-landing/melted-crayons.aspx”>http://www.crayola.com/things-to-do/how-to-landing/melted-crayons.aspx. To learn about Crayola’s recycling efforts and how we work to keep the environment green, go to http://www.crayola.com/about-us/green-initiatives.aspx”>green initiative.
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To remove crayon stains from a dryer drum, spray a soft cloth with WD-40 and wipe the drum. Next, remove any WD-40 residue by washing the dryer drum with warm soapy water. Then run a load of dry rags through a regular drying cycle. Please bear in mind, all the stain removal suggestions we offer have been tested in our laboratory, but we are unable to guarantee the results. We recommend you test our suggestion in an inconspicuous area first. Additional stain removal information can be found at http://​www​.cray​ola​.com/​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​/​s​t​a​i​n​-​t​i​p​s​-​l​a​n​d​i​n​g​/​c​r​a​y​o​n​s​-​r​e​g​u​l​a​r​/​c​r​a​y​o​n​s​-​r​e​g​u​l​a​r​-​o​n​-​f​a​b​r​i​c​s​f​r​e​s​h​-​s​t​a​i​n​s​h​e​a​t​s​e​t​-​s​t​a​i​n​s​m​e​l​t​e​d​.aspx . If you have any further questions, please call (800) 2729652 weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Time and a representative will be happy to assist you.
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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.

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Webster’s Dictionary states the proper way to pronounce Crayon is in two syllables krA on’. However, individual and regional dialects may have slightly different pronunciations. Please note that crayon is a generic term. Crayola is our company name as well as a registered trademark brand.
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It is difficult to provide an exact shelf life for Crayola products because it depends on how and where they have been stored. Our products are generally tested on the basis of how they are used, rather than how long they have remained unused. We stand behind the Crayola brand name and will work to take care of any quality issue you may encounter. If you have any further questions, please call (800) 2729652 weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Time and a representative will be happy to assist you.

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In 1900, prior to the introduction of Crayola Crayons, we produced black marking crayons. These crayons were created with dry carbon black and different waxes. Today these are known as Staonal brand Marking Crayons and are used in many industrial settings.

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. Click here to view the History of Crayola Timeline.

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The first part of the CRAYOLA Crayon colour name is an adjective describing the second colour name on the crayon. Green-blue is really blue with a touch of green, while blue-green is really green with some blue pigment in the crayon. The same holds true for orange-red and red-orange. If you have any further questions, please contact us by calling toll-free (800) 2729652 weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Time.
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