In 1925, Sakura Colour Products of Osaka, Japan, formulated Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil. Today, the finest elements continue to make up the Cray-Pas family of oil pastels.
The motivation was to provide school children with a blendable, smooth textured art material to help promote creativity and self-expression. Extremely smooth to apply, high school students, hobbyists and artists can express their spirit with broad strokes, blending colours, to build texture and depth. Extender assists in the creation of colour hues that further extends the visual possibilities of the final art form.