Dang - now I gotta go look for my crayon box when I get home… I think we got the Big Box (64) but not the Big Honkin’ Box (96)…
When I was a mini-Poli, I had metal recipe box with daisy contact paper on the top as a crayon box - full of all the stubs & castoffs. Didn’t get a brand-new box until sometime in second or third grade, i think.
I didn’t know about the lightbulb trick - tho we did burnish - take a scrap piece of paper & rub it across the drawing to blend the colors & get better coverage.
Reminds me when a friend & I got all our coloring implements - crayons, paints & pencils - & made abstract collages with the colors we best thought suited our personalities. I think we were in our junior year of high school… I wonder if it’s still around somewhere?