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What is Crayon in Tagalog? History and Difference From Colored Pencil

What is Crayon in Tagalog? History and Difference From Colored Pencil

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Crayon in Tagalog is called “krayola,” which came from the famous brand, Crayola Crayons. Aside from watercolor, crayons are well-loved art tools by elementary school children all over the world, including the Philippines. Surprisingly, some professional artists such as Kristina Nelson of Minnesota also use crayons for their artworks. The exact origin of the crayon is unknown. Nonetheless, the earliest known predecessors of crayons can be traced back to ancient Egypt, around 3,000 BCE. During that era, people used a mixture of beeswax and colored pigments to create drawings on walls. During the Middle Ages, colored wax was used for encaustic painting on various surfaces. The word “crayon” is French and it means "chalk pencil", a writing tool that was invented in the 16th century....