art2theextreme

The Original Rainbow Crayon

McCordsville, Indiana · 10049 Sales

art2theextreme

The Original Rainbow Crayon

McCordsville, Indiana 10049 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2394)

Shop owner

Nicole

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Announcement   We are the Original Rainbow Crayon™ shop on Etsy! We were the first shop on Etsy to sell a handmade crayon and the original shop for Custom Crayon Name gift sets. We are proud to have celebrated 10 years on Etsy this past November and now create over 450 different shapes and styles for your gifting and party needs. We are adding new Rainbow Crayon styles monthly and by special request, so check back often! Thank you for visiting and supporting the Original Rainbow Crayon™ shop!

Current Shipping Estimate: 3-5 days while we catch up on orders from during our vacation

**AS SEEN IN**
-US WEEKLY
-People
-Buzzfeed
-Southern Living
-Cool Mom Picks
-Working Mother
-Parents Canada

and more!
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Please be sure to read all of the listing details for sizing and detailed info. There is a "More +"button under the listing photo that expands all of the listing information for sizing and details.

We ship flat rate Priority Mail for quick and safe delivery!

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

We are the Original Rainbow Crayon™ shop on Etsy! We were the first shop on Etsy to sell a handmade crayon and the original shop for Custom Crayon Name gift sets. We are proud to have celebrated 10 years on Etsy this past November and now create over 450 different shapes and styles for your gifting and party needs. We are adding new Rainbow Crayon styles monthly and by special request, so check back often! Thank you for visiting and supporting the Original Rainbow Crayon™ shop!

Current Shipping Estimate: 3-5 days while we catch up on orders from during our vacation

**AS SEEN IN**
-US WEEKLY
-People
-Buzzfeed
-Southern Living
-Cool Mom Picks
-Working Mother
-Parents Canada

and more!
--------------------------------------------
Please be sure to read all of the listing details for sizing and detailed info. There is a "More +"button under the listing photo that expands all of the listing information for sizing and details.

We ship flat rate Priority Mail for quick and safe delivery!

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

Nicole

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Nicole

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Updates

It is officially SPRING BREAK for the Original Rainbow Crayon Family! This is just a reminder that orders placed after 3/16 will not ship until the week of April 2nd when we return. Any messages will be seen/responded to by my assistant. See you in April!
Treat your little artist to some colorful fun! Just over a week left to place your orders for Easter delivery. Any orders placed After March 16th will not be shipped until the week of April 2nd due to our family Spring Break.
Did you know that we were the first shop to sell a crayon on Etsy 10 years ago? We are also the original shop for Custom Crayon Name Sets! We have the best customers, brightest colors, and known for our excellent customer service! Thanks for your support!
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About

The Original Rainbow Crayon Shop

Hi! My name is Nicole and I was the first to create a handmade crayon on Etsy (celebrated 10 years this past November) ! I create colorful, Original Rainbow Crayons™ in over 480+ 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!

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

*As seen in People, US WEEKLY, Buzzfeed, Southern Living, Cool Mom Picks, Southern Living, Crayola.com, S.C. Johnson, and more!

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  • Nicole Lewis

    Owner

    Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the creator of Original Rainbow Crayons™. I was the first person on Etsy ever to sell a handmade crayon and have been handcrafting whimsical creatures and unique shapes out of crayon for 10 years!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We specialize in Custom Names, 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.

Sizing details

Please read the detailed listing information, especially for Custom 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 our detailed listings.

Wholesale availability

Yes, we wholesale! Please send us a quick convo for our catalog, line sheet, and pricing. We only wholesale to storefronts (no online sales). We have a short wait list currently for wholesale due to popular demand (sorry, no consignment at this time). Our next wholesale opening is in June after we work through our wait list. Please send us your info to be considered.

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. In 10 years, we have not had a single issue with melting or temperature. 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 purchase your listing via USPS Priority mail for quicker shipping and insurance purposes. If your set arrives to you with evidence of temperature change, please contact us within 3 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.

Please check the status of your package using the tracking provided by USPS/Etsy.

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

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

The first step of locating a missing package is with the USPS link here: https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm and to file with your local post office.

On our end, we see the same tracking updates as it shows on your end and once scanned in.

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 Overages

Summer shipping is automatically Priority Mail Flat Rate. We refund shipping overages over $1. If you have questions about shipping or need an adjustment to accommodate larger orders, please send us a convo!

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 for $15. This listing will allow your order to move to the front of the line and be shipped within 24 to 48 hours. RUSH may not be applied after a holiday deadline such as Easter deadlines.