How Crayons Are Made


  1. These were always my favorite segments on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood when I was little! Why are they so satisfying?!

  2. i still remember coming upstairs when i was 7 years old and saying, mom, i want to be a crayon maker when i grow up!

  3. MMMM! Can’t you just SMELL that?! New crayons are so delicious.

    TracyW who also thinks that the smell of new books is wonderful

  4. Brian & Andrea Logue says:

    I remember watching this on Mr. Rogers! Wow… what a flashback…

  5. the Mrs. of the House says:

    Oh MY GOSH! I TOTALLY remember this!
    Wow, do I feel old.
    Thanks for the memories.

  6. dandelionmom says:

    That is SOOO cool! And I agree about the smell too-they should make a candle with that scent-with a hint of CC cokkkies and milk,that tapey-band-aid smell, mimeo and fresh-cut grass–call it childhood.

  7. Patti Doughty says:

    Two of my children (who shall remain nameless) thought crayons were a food group. We discovered one had demolished a couple when changing diapers over the next couple of days. About 2 weeks later, while in church, this child spotted a crayon of the same color sitting on the pew. Don and I both saw the child’s eyes light up – yeah! Food! We hid the crayon . . . quickly.

  8. Brings back good memories for me too.

    I’m going to let Aiden watch this as his first “news” paper and it was about making crayons. I think the pictures actually came from this video. That or they haven’t changed the way they make crayons in 20 years.

  9. Yep, I remembered that one… strange, though, as if by magic, the “used” crayon is new again at the end of the movie.

  10. flowergirl267 says:

    Thanks for the flashback! I haven’t seen that segment in quite a few years. I always felt my IQ was higher due to watching how things were made on Sesame Street and Mr. Rodgers. I still remember the one about how they make French horns…

  11. Oh gosh i loved this and the French horn one like the poster above…so funny!! I was always so amazed that they didn’t break when he dumped them out like that!!