Crayola Unveils New Box of Crayons That Represent 40 Skin Tones

Hurray for representation!

Remember when we were children and we were asked by our teachers to draw a picture of ourselves? We couldn't get our true skin tone right because the only colors available were either a peachy pink or a chocolate brown. Well, we have some wholesome news that will brighten up your day: Crayola announced the launch of their Colors of the World crayon set that feature hues representing over 40 different skin tones from around the world.

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Crayola worked with Victor Casale, the former chief chemist at MAC Cosmetics, in developing the shades to make sure all skin tones are included. "Growing up, I remember mixing the pink and dark brown crayons to try and make my shade, so I was thrilled when Crayola asked for my help to create the Colors of the World crayons," he said in a statement.

The different colors are listed on the side panels of the box to make it easier for children to find the right shade. According to Crayola, they also have realistic names such as Medium Deep Golden, Deep Almond, and Light Rose.

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The Colors of the World crayons come in 24- and 32-count sets that will be available for pre-order on Crayola's global site. We're crossing our fingers that these crayons will be sold in the Philippines, too!

. Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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