Crayola's box of 64 celebrates milestone

April 9, 2008 1:51:38 PM PDT
An American icon is turning the big 5-0. The famous box of 64 Crayola Crayons is 50 this year. To celebrate, Crayola introduced eight new colors from a list suggested by thousands of children. A ceremony was held in Times Square Wednesday to unveil the new crayons.

Some of the names are "Best Friends," which is sort of a purple-blue, and "Super Happy"

There's also a shade of green called "Giving Tree," an orange hue called "Fun in the Sun" and a peachy-red called "Awesome."

"Bear Hug," "Happy Ever After," and "Famous" round out the new colors.