Happy 50th Birthday 64 Box!

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In the 50 years since the Crayola 64 Box was first introduced in 1958, 200 million 64 boxes have been sold. Fun Fact: The 12.8 billion crayons inside would circle the earth 24 times! To commemorate this milestone, Crayola decided to revamp the classic so that it better reflects the color preferences of kids today. Eight new "Kids’ Choice Colors" for 2008 were chosen by kids across the country in an online survey and will be sold in the limited edition 50th Birthday box. Check out the cool new colors and their meaning:

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famous American Idol and
shows like it inspired this hue, as kids believe they can become
celebrities just like everyday people who become stars
bear hug a hue of harmony, as kids want their homes to feel warm and loving just like a great big bear hug
super happy kids don’t want to worry, they just want to be happy – "super happy" – as their color says and they wish the same for others too
best friends this shade of purple reveals who kids’ real BFFs are – their parents – and spending time with them is what they enjoy most
fun in the sun riding bikes, playing soccer, skateboarding, and gymnastics – kids said this color means exercise and keeping fit are important… and fun!
giving tree it’s a colorful truth that kids are thinking green too and want to play a part in protecting the Earth
awesome means kids think school is cool and getting good grades feels awesome
happy ever after
kids want to make a difference and create Cinderella moments for others, so everyone’s story has a happy ending

What do you think of these Kid’s Choice Colors? Do you have a favorite classic Crayola color? Final Fun Fact: Americans love blue! Out of all of Crayola’s 120 shades, blue is the #1 ranked color. (Cerulean, midnight blue, periwinkle, aquamarine, denim and cornflower all made the top 10.)

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  1. by Meg

    On April 11, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Though purple is my favorite color of all time, when it comes to Crayola crayon colors, I always pick Cerulean blue. There’s just something about the richness and the way that color glides over paper.
    As I’m typing this, my husband just told me his favorite is Midnight Blue. Ha!

  2. by Meg

    On April 11, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Though purple is my favorite color of all time, when it comes to Crayola crayon colors, I always pick Cerulean blue. There’s just something about the richness and the way that color glides over paper.
    As I’m typing this, my husband just told me his favorite is Midnight Blue. Ha!

  3. by Stacy

    On April 13, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    That “best friends” purple looks like a great color! My son is 13 months, and he’s just starting to become interested in scribbling (we bought the Crayola Tadoodles which are specially designed for little hands). I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having coloring with him!

  4. by kim dawson

    On April 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    i love crayons!! i keep a fresh box on hand at our house for when friends kids come over.. aidens only 7 months so it will be a while before he can color…. however i have a plastic bin that when the toddler doodles and crayon products go on sale i but them and put them in the bin for when he gets older.

  5. by kim dawson

    On April 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    i love crayons!! i keep a fresh box on hand at our house for when friends kids come over.. aidens only 7 months so it will be a while before he can color…. however i have a plastic bin that when the toddler doodles and crayon products go on sale i but them and put them in the bin for when he gets older.

  6. by kim dawson

    On April 14, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    ok i must admit i went to buy groceries today and picked up the new 64 box!!