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How crayons are made

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/r/gifsthatendtoosoon what about the wrapping and the boxing up? :-(

13 points · 2 months ago

And a similar video from Sesame Street:

That was so satisfying.. that voice, that music. r/oddlysatisfying

nothin odd about it, Mr Rogers is the shit, RIP.


Spoken like a true Yinzer.


281 points · 2 months ago

After watching this, I still don't know how crayons are made.

77 points · 2 months ago

You cover the panel with holes with orange goo and then it comes out all pencil like and throw it in the conveyor belt. Voila, crayons.

Wax is melted and dyed, then poured into a channel that has crayon-shaped holes at the bottom. Wax fills the holes and cools while traveling. After they cool, they’re pushed upward into plates that also have holes (the excess wax is likely melted down again and reused). These plates spin and dump the crayons onto a belt that leads to a labeling machine. After labeling they are transported to a packaging system.

I still have no fucking idea how crayons are made.

Wax goes in, color goes in, crayons come out. It's magic.

Wax goes in, crayons come out. You can’t explain that.

You could color it in though

Sesame Street has a better one tbh. This pales in comparison. Source: grew up watching Sesame Street in the days when it was good.

Mr Rogers also had one

Pour colored wax onto big rotating mold. Scrape excess off the top with a knife. Transfer cooled crayons into a separate carrier which transports the crayons to a conveyer belt.

It’s all sorcery man. Sorcery i tell ya.

Like this

Here's Mr. Rogers explaining how crayons are made! It's super relaxing to watch.


Thanks that was awesome. I was sad when it ended.

You're very welcome. It's one of my favorites.

Daniel Tiger's neighborhood has an episode at the crayon factory as well!

5 points · 2 months ago

That's how I learned!

Amazing how much of that was done with human labor

The turning of the boxes on the conveyor belt was idly satisfying

I think Sesame Street had a similar video without narration. Thanks for the trip down memory lane

how wonderful of a job to be a musician for this show

Enjoyed watching this. Based on OP, I suspects most of the jobs seen here are now automated.

That was probably the most memorable mr. rogers episode for me. I haven’t even seen the video and I know exactly what it is

12 points · 2 months ago

I can smell the crayons from here

-Views from a VW Jetta-

I thought the same thing

Maybe r/smellygifs ?

Edit: just realized it’s a real thing and it’s marked NSFW. I’m afraid to enter

22 points · 2 months ago

Those crayons that fell back into the mold at the end... /r/mildlyirritating

8 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Needs a groovy upbeat synth soundtrack.

Edit: The reference, what I consider the gold-standard of crayon-making childrens educational clips.

My thoughts exactly

Yes! This was one of my favorite clips from Sesame Street.

This is cool and all. But what if they want blue crayons?

Blue crayons are still made by hand for this reason

There are Marines frothing at the mouth and drooling all around me right now.

Came here for the Marine joke. Glad you beat me to it.

And you didn’t explain to him that that was glue coming out of their mouths?

Oh yeah this is the crayon 5000. Great machine.

2 points · 2 months ago

Why don't they fall????

Sesame Street from the 80s, It was one of my favorites as a child.

My 1,5 year old daughter would love to eat them all.

It is amazing how much money and effort are put into the production of crayons.

How can all that work go into a product and yet somewhere they drop the ball and else end up with Rosemary quality. If you are the guy that designs or operates these machines, that must be heartbreaking.

I want to lay on that piece with the pointy part of the crayons facing upward. It looks so comfortable

Is there a how it’s made sub?? I love this kind of stuff

I imagine that smells like... hot wax and machine oil

mmMMmm :D

Where is the fleeb? You need the fleeb juice!

This seems like a really complicated way of showing that they pump hot wax into a mold and it sets in the shape of a crayon.

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