The first boxes of Crayolas were hand-made and sold for five cents in 1903. They're now made in automated factories. First, the paraffin wax is melted. Then it's mixed with the pigments that give the crayons their vibrant colors. A secret ingredient is added, "That gives it that wonderful smell and heartiness," Sally says. Finally, the melted wax is poured into crayon molds and cooled. This process results in 650 crayons made every minute—that's 13.5 million crayons a day.
In more than a century, Crayola has sold more than 200 billion crayons, but none of those have ever been like this...Sally stopped by with a special delivery, a box of crayons in Oprah's favorite color—"the color purple!"