art2theextreme

The Original Rainbow Crayon®

McCordsville, Indiana On Etsy since 2007

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

art2theextreme

The Original Rainbow Crayon®

McCordsville, Indiana | 24,787 Sales

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Announcement    We are The Original Rainbow Crayon® shop and specialize in custom crayon design for your gifting needs! As the first shop on Etsy to sell a handmade crayon we are the originators of Personalized Crayon Name gift sets and Mini Donut sets among our other unique designs. We are proud to be a part of the Etsy community for over 12 years and create over 680 different shapes and styles for your gifting and party needs.

Currently shipping most items in 1 business day!

Thanks for supporting the Original Rainbow Crayon® shop on Etsy!

**AS SEEN IN**

- Food Network Magazine
-Redbook Magazine
-Midwest Living
-Cool Mom Picks
-US WEEKLY
-Good Housekeeping
-People
-Buzzfeed
-Southern Living
-Working Mother
-Parents Canada
-Today's Bride
and more!

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We specialize in custom projects and custom crayon design (logos, special events, and more). Inquiry and portfolio can be found on our main website.

Please be sure to read all of the listing details for sizing and detailed info. There is a "More +" and "Item Details" button under the listing photo that expands all of the listing information for sizing, box arrangement, and details. Please swipe though our photos to see the range in color display. We work with all hues and colors in each set will vary from the listing.

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram (@art2theextreme), and main website to sign up for our newsletter to find special deals and discount codes!


*Banner photos by Qiana K Photography and Courtney Lang Photography *

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 3, 2020

We are The Original Rainbow Crayon® shop and specialize in custom crayon design for your gifting needs! As the first shop on Etsy to sell a handmade crayon we are the originators of Personalized Crayon Name gift sets and Mini Donut sets among our other unique designs. We are proud to be a part of the Etsy community for over 12 years and create over 680 different shapes and styles for your gifting and party needs.

Currently shipping most items in 1 business day!

Thanks for supporting the Original Rainbow Crayon® shop on Etsy!

**AS SEEN IN**

- Food Network Magazine
-Redbook Magazine
-Midwest Living
-Cool Mom Picks
-US WEEKLY
-Good Housekeeping
-People
-Buzzfeed
-Southern Living
-Working Mother
-Parents Canada
-Today's Bride
and more!

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We specialize in custom projects and custom crayon design (logos, special events, and more). Inquiry and portfolio can be found on our main website.

Please be sure to read all of the listing details for sizing and detailed info. There is a "More +" and "Item Details" button under the listing photo that expands all of the listing information for sizing, box arrangement, and details. Please swipe though our photos to see the range in color display. We work with all hues and colors in each set will vary from the listing.

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram (@art2theextreme), and main website to sign up for our newsletter to find special deals and discount codes!


*Banner photos by Qiana K Photography and Courtney Lang Photography *

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3955)
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quality 143 shipping 386 customer service 232

Updates

We are super flattered to not only be in this Easter Gift Guide by Cool Mom Picks once, but TWICE! Easter is 10 days away. Order today with free shipping and stuff your baskets full of colorful crayons!
Only two more sets of our Original Rainbow Crayon Travel Cases are left!
These would make awesome gifts inside Easter baskets!
We hope you are having a hoppy Wednesday! Orders are still shipping in about 1 business day! We appreciate all the support during these last few weeks. As many of you know, this is our only income for Mr. Crayon and I. Thank you SO much for the love!
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About art2theextreme

Sales 24,787
On Etsy since 2007
Video summary: Color their world with a unique Valentine's Day Gift! As the first artisan on Etsy to create a handmade crayon 11 years ago, we create over 600 shapes and sizes and can customize our designs for your special event.

The Original Rainbow Crayon®

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am the artisan behind The Original Rainbow Crayon® at Art 2 the Extreme® Studios. I was the first to create a handmade crayon and specialize in custom crayons for your gifting needs. I create colorful, Original Rainbow Crayons® in over 600+ shapes and sizes. I absolutely love working with crayon and enjoy how the colors of our creations blend in countless ways. Many people do not realize how labor intensive collecting, peeling, and melting tens of thousands of crayons can be!

My inspiration for The Original Rainbow Crayon® 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 Original 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!

687 Shapes later, I continue to have the opportunity to share these fun and exciting Rainbow Crayons with you. Our customers love our amazing quality, quick shipping, and excellent customer service!

Since opening our Etsy shop in 2007, my husband and I have been able to quit our day jobs to work in our home studio and be at home with our two little ones. Thank you SO much for supporting an artist, mom, teacher, and for being a part of our journey as we continue to grow. Many exciting things are coming soon!

*As seen in Food Network Magazine, Midwest Living, Redbook Magazine, People, US WEEKLY, Buzzfeed, Southern Living, Cool Mom Picks, Southern Living, Today's Bride, Crayola.com, S.C. Johnson, and more!

Shop members

  • Nicole Lewis

    Crayon Artisan, Owner

    Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the creator of The Original Rainbow Crayon®. I was the first person to create and sell a handmade crayon and have been handcrafting whimsical creatures and unique shapes out of crayon for over 12 years!

Production partners

  • Sarah Omura of SO Handmade

    Woodstock, NY

    SO Handmade specializes in textile design to create eco-friendly toys for pretend play. Her creations are unique, stylish and practical for any child and make amazing gifts! This is a fabulous collaboration between our two brands!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 12, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We specialize in personalized design, party favors, and specialty sets! We have expedited shipping options and a "move my order to the front" option if you need same day creation and shipping. We can usually accommodate for a last minute party if you send us a convo or mention in notes to seller when checking out.

GIFT WRAP
We do offer hand-drawn gift wrap that can be added for up to three items at check out.

If you are ordering bulk name sets, please mention that you would like a discounted wrapping option to be factored into your listing if desired. If you select the $4 wrapping option when checking out, it will be refunded to you if ordering more than 3 crayon sets at once. The $4 Gift wrap option do not apply for quoted listings.

Sizing details

Please read the detailed listing information, especially for our personalized name sets. This will ensure that you are ordering the correct size and scale since many of our Original Rainbow Crayons® come in multiple sizes and options. Do not assume sizing based on a photograph. We always have measurements in the detailed listings.

Bulk Discounts

We do offer bulk discounts for certain items. The most frequently asked question is about Personalized Names in bulk. Please send us a message with the names (we do need this to estimate the cost per name with discount ) and date needed by for an estimate. Discounts start when ordering 8 or more name sets.

Do you run sales?

We usually have some sort of deal, bonus, every few months or so via Instagram (@art2theextreme).

Shipping to Warm Climates

We ship via USPS from Indiana. We safely package our Rainbow Crayons with care, but accidents during shipping (i.e. hot tarmac/postal trucks, weather) can happen. In order for us to accommodate a possible melting claim, please be sure to upgrade your purchase with USPS Priority mail for quicker shipping and insurance purposes. If your set arrives to you with evidence of temperature change, please contact us within 2 days of delivery (this is crucial for us to file with USPS). Please photograph damage upon receiving your package and any other information you may find useful. This is a very unlikely situation, but we like to be prepared on all ends!

Lost Packages/Non-Delivery

All orders are shipped to the address provided at checkout (for buyer/seller protection).

Please check the status of your package using the tracking provided by USPS/Etsy. We see the same tracking as you do.

Once the package is dropped off at the post office an, it is completely out of our hands and control.

We are not responsible for lost packages that show "delivered" to the address provided. Please contact us within 2 days of "delivery" with conformation you have filed a missing package request with USPS.

The first step of locating a missing package is to first check with your carrier and then your local office.

Here is a USPS link here: https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm and to file with your local post office.

Returned Packages

It is up to the buyer to update the delivery address through Etsy before checking out. If you have moved, please follow up with your local Post Office to ensure that your mail will be forwarded. We are not responsible for forwarded packages.

While we can alter addresses on our end after your order has been placed, we are not responsible for incorrect delivery or returned packages to these addresses. We would be happy to re-ship any returned packages back to you with payment of additional shipping. Refunds for returned packages are granted on a case to case basis and will be refunded less shipping and 10% restocking fee. Please allow 35-40 days for a package to return to us.

Shipping

We are currently shipping for FREE domestically via First Class USPS! Delivery is on average 3-5 days when shipping first class, but not guaranteed. Recently, First class packages have been taking closer to 6+ business days to get to their location and could be delayed at any point after postal acceptance.

We HIGHLY recommend upgrading to Priority Mail if you need your package for an upcoming deadline and are not responsible for any shipping delays that occur once the package has been scanned in and accepted with USPS.

You can always add the Priority Mail upgrade at checkout or even after your order has been placed if you need an item sooner. Priority Mail is currently averaging 3-4 days at times.

Holiday Shipping Timing

January - Mid October we typically ship within 1-3 days.

Once November hits, we only guarantee for the week of Christmas as a delivery timeframe (we make this very clear in our shop announcements, messages to buyers, social media updates, etc.)

We have a very popular holiday gift item and we're featured by many magazines and gift guides this year, creation a higher demand and longer wait time for those willing to be patient.

The date given during checkout is only an estimate given by Etsy and does not take into account days were hundreds of orders are placed.

We work through all orders in the order they came in and only give priority to those who have purchased the RUSH upgrade, which can be found in our shop.

How Can I Speed Up My Order?

We have a RUSH upgrade available in the shop and as an upgrade option at checkout.

This listing will allow your order to move to the front of the line and leave our studio within 24 to 48 hours. RUSH may not be applied after a holiday deadline such as Christmas deadlines.

Adding on Priority Mail is not a production rush (only a speedier shipping method on USPS end).