Mr. Crayon

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“Say hello to Mr. Crayon. Sometimes he's blue and sometimes he's yellow. This doesn't mean he's sad or chicken, but indicates either a Color Bar or Stamp Bar.”
Mario Paint Official Nintendo Player's Guide
Mr. Crayon
Artwork of Mr. Crayon from Mario Paint
Artwork of Mr. Crayon in Mario Paint
Species Crayon
First appearance Mario Paint (1992)
Latest appearance WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2010)

Mr. Crayon[1] is a non-speaking icon in Mario Paint, taking the form of the tip of a crayon but with arms, legs, a mouth, and eyes. He appears in the top right of the Art mode; clicking on him, the player can cycle through the different colors and stamps that the game offers, either forwards or backwards. He either takes a light blue form or a yellow form; blue denotes that the player is in the colors portion of the menu, and yellow represents that the player is in the stamps (preexisting sprites) part of the menu. He has a unique pose for every page, with 13 poses total (six in blue, seven in yellow). If the game is left untouched for a little while, he will dance until the player performs an input again.

Mr. Crayon appears as a cameo in the WarioWare: Touched! microgame, Mario Paint, and the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame, Mario Paint.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレヨンくん[2]
From「クレヨン」(kureyon, crayon) and「くん」(-kun, a Japanese naming suffix usually used for young men)


  1. ^ Mario Paint Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 10.
  2. ^ Official Mario Paint Japanese manual, page 12.