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Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the creator of Original Recycled Rainbow Crayons™.

I was the first person on Etsy ever to sell a recycled crayon and have been handcrafting whimsical creatures and unique shapes out of recycled crayons for 8+ years (at the start of Etsy.com).

I create colorful Rainbow Crayons™ in 180+ shapes and sizes. I absolutely love working with recycled and repurposed crayons for my creations. Many people do not realize how labor intensive collecting, peeling, and melting thousands of crayons can be!

My inspiration to begin creating Recycled Rainbow Crayons came from my experiences as an Elementary Art Teacher. It was my first year teaching and I was planning a texture unit with kindergarten around the time of Earth Day. I wanted to find a way to teach my enthusiastic, young artists about being…

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  • Born on July 10
  • Joined November 28, 2007

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The Original Recycled Rainbow Crayons

About

Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the creator of Original Recycled Rainbow Crayons™.

I was the first person on Etsy ever to sell a recycled crayon and have been handcrafting whimsical creatures and unique shapes out of recycled crayons for 8+ years (at the start of Etsy.com).

I create colorful Rainbow Crayons™ in 180+ shapes and sizes. I absolutely love working with recycled and repurposed crayons for my creations. Many people do not realize how labor intensive collecting, peeling, and melting thousands of crayons can be!

My inspiration to begin creating Recycled Rainbow Crayons came from my experiences as an Elementary Art Teacher. It was my first year teaching and I was planning a texture unit with kindergarten around the time of Earth Day. I wanted to find a way to teach my enthusiastic, young artists about being eco-friendly.
The first Rainbow Crayon I created was born in a small, wax cup. Despite the horrible smell as the colorful creations baked and the never-ending work of peeling off wrappers and wax paper, It was round and perfect in so many ways. As 28 students gazed up at me with excitement, I knew this idea was going to take off!

184 Shapes later, I continue to have the opportunity to share these fun and exciting Rainbow Crayons with you. Thank you for supporting a (now former) teacher and for being a part of my journey.

***Update Fall 2015*** We just had our first child and I QUIT MY DAY JOB! Thank you for your support this holiday season. It truly makes a difference when you #shopsmall and #shophandmade.

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