Crayons and toys
Crayola Crayons were created after inventors Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith won a gold medal at the 1900 World's Fair for their creation of a dustless chalk substitute for teachers.
Although the company formed as Crayola does have overseas production facilities, domestic crayons are still made in Easton, Pa., a factory that has churned out more than 1 billion crayons since opening in 1969.
Beyond crayons, there are still some American-made items for kids that aren't cobbled together in Chinese factories.Silly Putty was invented in the U.S. and is still made in Easton, Pa. Also made in Pennsylvania, in the jolly-sounding town of Hollidaysburg, is the Slinky. True to its name, Vermont Teddy Bear does indeed stitch together furry friends in Burlington, Vt.