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Crayons and Markers

What is a crayon made out of?


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June 25, 2012 10:51PM

Crayons are made from paraffin which is a type of wax, and color pigments. Paraffin is made from extracting chemicals from wood, coal or petroleum. Pigments come from natural or artificial made substances which means they can be found in the Earth, minerals and/or made in factories.