In what will be their most inclusive release yet, Crayola is releasing a box dedicated entirely to skin tones. Announced by Crayola, the box is for children to “accurately color themselves into the world.” The pack, called “Colors of the World,” will include 24 new crayons.
“With the world growing more diverse than ever before, Crayola hopes our new Colors of the World crayons will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance. We want the new Colors of the World crayons to advance inclusion within creativity and impact how kids express themselves.”
The new crayons will be released this coming July, but you can begin preorders [here.] I really love the messaging behind this release. As a child with my crayons, this was always something that was challenging for me.