88 thoughts on “#805 The smell of crayons

  1. The smell of crayons and cracking open a brand new colouring book :) I see the joy in my 3 year olds eyes and it takes me right back!

    1. Crayons are a total “gateway” smell in the typical kid’s craft closet. Before you know it, kids will move on to permanent markets, glue, pencil shavings, until you finally walk in on your little one free-basing water-based paints out of cardboard egg cartons.

      Parents – keep your kids safe… keep them away from craft supplies. Leave them to play with their XBOX.

  2. I can remember sticking my head into the crayon box at my grandmothers because I loved the smell so much (there were seven of us kids and a HUGE box of crayons for family gatherings).

  3. I love the smell of crayons! But it has to be Crayola no generics! My husband has teased me for years about it and now I can show him I’m not the only one!

  4. I forgot I loved the smell of crayons…..and playdoh. I agree it has to be name brand. I think They really make me smile. I’ll start keeping a pack of crayons and pd in my purse to whip out on a whim. lol I’m such a dork…….but hmmmm maybe it could work.

  5. black-brown-blue-purple-green-red-orange-yellow. Keep your 8-pack of crayons in that order, and all will be well.

  6. My husband used to use some hair product that smelled just like crayons! I would sniff his head whenever I got the chance. Alas, they stopped making it…Luckily though, I teach elementary school now so I get to smell it all day long!

  7. Oh, I miss that smell… If I can turn back time to elementary school days. Loved playing with colorful crayons and still I do.

    1. But why does the blue (not light blue) smell the way it does? (the best of them by a mile – I spent a lot of colouring time in young school sniffing the blue) not a joke about glue, serious.

  8. awww bugs do smell like crayons!! haha and jetta’s as well… I love cars that smell like crayons…. wowowoo. Nobody get’s me when I say “THE CAR SMELLS LIKE CRAYONS!”

  9. Oh yes…takes you back to the first day of school…we used to keep crayons in an old margarine tub at work, and peeling off the lid to give the crayons to the kidlets…..something about that smell is like coming home….

  10. Do they still make scented erasers? They used to drive me crazy back in the 70’s. I always wanted to eat them.

  11. i remember about 13 years ago crayola came out with the smelly-good crayons. you know they had one that smelt like licorice and another that smelt like bubblegum, but the original crayola crayon smell will always be my favorite

  12. I love this smell! I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid. Every year when all the school supplies are out in the stores I always go down the isle with the new crayons and smell them. I love it! My love for school supplies, especially crayons, was one way my mother told me she knew I was meant to be a teacher. And I am one now.

  13. love the smell of crayons, but what I love more is new baby doll smell. It brings me back waaaayyy back to when I was a child.

  14. I’ve always loved this smell and looked forward to a fresh new pack of crayons at the beginning of each school year. Then when the teacher in school said to get out your crayons and opening it up, and getting a fresh whiff of the crayons. Exciting!!

  15. Nothing can transport an adult to childhood like smell of crayons and the ride into the creative imagination!

  16. For me the Crayons have to be Crayola. But alas this scent comes in second to a box of brand new number 2 pencils just sharpened.

    Than the real Play Doh, white paste with that almost mint taste and the vinyl scent of Colorforms.

  17. That’s a good one but I love the smell of new books or freshly opened play-doh more…it’s awesome.

  18. I am 77 years old, and when feeling depressed, I purchase a new box of Crayola crayons, and am at once flooded with the happiest memories, a feeling of security and warmth. Suddeny I conjur up memories of this once little boy more than 70 years ago quietly coloring in his coloring book. A lot less expensive than taking drugs of one kind or the other.

  19. My car smells like crayons! The previous owner must have lost one in there somewhere. It’s completely awesome to get a whiff of childhood every time I go for a drive. :)

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