Where do the raw materials for crayons come from?

Crayola Crayons are made primarily from paraffin wax and color pigment. Paraffin wax is shipped to Crayola by companies who refine it from petroleum. Pigments come from various sources. They can be natural or man made.

These raw materials are purchased by Crayola from outside suppliers and delivered by truck or railroad cars.   Other formula information is proprietary.

If you need more information, please call us at (800) 272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. A representative will be happy to assist you.