What happens when a giant crayon marries the Breakaway Wand? In 1981, Danny Orleans found out. He invented the "Breakaway Crayon." It's been one of the best sight gags in his children's show ever since. Although a smaller, inferior model was "manufactured without permission" for a number of years, Danny has kept his version and handling to himself... until now.
You show the oversized, 14" long, purple wooden crayon to the children. That's when you'll get your first big reaction. The sheer size of it makes an impact. Then, when you hand it off to a child and it falls apart in his hands you'll get an even bigger laugh. Finally, you explain how to "fix" the pieces, only to have it fall apart yet again, in your own hands, creating yet one more very funny moment.
If you have a parade of break-away props in your show, or perform a Coloring Book Routine, this will be a welcome addition and a perfect fit to enhance your presentations for children and family audiences.The crayons are Made in the USA by Lupe Neilsen. Each is 14" long, made of solid poplar, two coats of glossy purple paint, and a paper wrapper. Handling tips and instructions are included.
Click on the video at the top of this page to see Danny perform this with his Red Breakaway Crayon. Then you'll see how easy it will be to add a classic comedy bit to your show with a decidedly different prop, Danny Orleans' Purple Breakaway Crayon!