O Bluetiful: Crayola's New Blue Hue Gets a Name

Ever wondered how Crayola Crayons are made? We go through the entire process and share some surprising facts about how many crayons are made every year.

(Published Sunday, June 25, 2017)

Crayola announced the name of its new blue crayon Thursday. Bluetiful was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting, beating out Dreams Come Blue, Blue Moon Bliss, Reach for the Stars and Star Spangled Blue.

The Easton, Pennsylvania-based crayon maker received nearly 90,000 name submissions before narrowing it down to five.

Children said goodbye to "Dandelion" on Friday, a shade of yellow that will now be retired from Crayola. The shade will be replaced by a new shade of blue.

(Published Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017)

Bluetiful will make its debut later this year. It's replacing the recently retired dandelion.

Scientists at Oregon State University accidentally discovered the brilliant blue hue while experimenting with materials for use in electronics.

Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.