Cra-Z-Art Crayons Review

9 Feb

Product Description:

Cra-Z-Art was founded in 2008, but the company has many years of experience manufacturing arts and crafts products.  Lawrence Rosen, the founder of Cra-Z-Art, is a former chairman and owner of Rose Art Industries, which is a big player in the arts and crafts industry.  The grandson of Rose Art’s founder, Mr. Rosen parted ways with the company when it was sold to Mega Brands in 2005.  More information on Rose Art, the Rosen family, and the subsequent lawsuits is available in our review of Rose Art’s colored pencils.

Cra-Z-Art is based in Randolph, New Jersey, and though it is a young company, it has already set up multiple licensing agreements.  Cra-Z-Art has product licensed under famous names such as Elvis Presley and Thomas Kinkade.

American Alternative Review:

Cra-Z-Art offers multiple lines of crayons, including washable crayons, twist-up crayons, jumbo crayons, and normal crayons.  While this review focuses on their normal crayons, Cra-Z-Art has confirmed that all their products are manufactured in China.

Cra-Z-Art earns some points for being based in America, but since the company is so young with such a large product offering, I find it hard to believe that they are designing these products in their New Jersey headquarters.  It is more likely that Cra-Z-Art gets their products from Chinese vendors that design and manufacture these products for wholesale.  If so, Cra-Z-Art would just re-brand and re-package these Chinese goods for sale in the US.

1/5 stars

You can purchase Cra-Z-Art crayons here or here.

You can also see how Cra-Z-Art crayons compare to all of the other crayosn we reviewed here in our Crayons category recap.  For example, if you’re looking for standard size crayons like these Cra-Z-Art crayons, we would instead recommend the Crayola Classic Crayons which are completely made in the USA and scored 5/5 stars.


One Response to “Cra-Z-Art Crayons Review”

  1. laquinta white July 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    This is my very first time buying crazy art product for my kids and will be the last….for my 13 year old to notice the maker named the black crayon a negro…..and why was all the extra added…..every other black crayon says black only….

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