"Binney & Smith first introduced Crayola Crayons in 1903 with a box of eight colors: Black, Brown, Orange, Violet, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow. For the next 45 years, the color mix and the color names remained unchanged."Wow! 1903!!!
"In 1949, the choices increased six-fold, bringing the total in the box to 48 colors."
"In 1958 additional crayons were added, expanding the selection to 64 colors."
"The fluorescent hues of the 70’s found their way into the Crayola box in 1972 with the addition of eight neon-bright crayons."
"Consumers named 16 new colors in 1993, bringing the total to 96."
"In 1998, 24 new colors were added, bringing the total to 120."
And crayons are still being used by kids of all ages all over the world.