Some brands of crayons include Crayola, Cra-Z-Art, Prang, RoseArt, Sargent Art and Scholastic. There are also many generic brand crayons, such as those found at dollar and discount stores. The world's leading brand for crayons is Crayola.
Crayons' affordability and availability have made them popular since the early 1900s. Fans of the product include children just learning to draw and professional artists, who use advanced techniques to create art.
Crayons are usually made out of wax, charcoal or chalk. They come in hundreds of colors. Since they are often marketed for children, crayons are usually manufactured to be non-toxic.
In addition to traditional crayons, a wide variety of specialty crayons are now available, such as fabric crayons and washable crayons.