Little more about Nicole

Hello!

My name is Nicole and I am the creator of the 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 10+ years (in the early days of Etsy).

I create colorful Original Rainbow Crayons in 325+ 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! As a mom of two boys, I am always on the look out for new and exciting shapes to add to our collection.

My inspiration to begin creating Recycled Rainbow Crayons came from my experiences as an Elementary Art teacher. During my first year teaching, 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!

325+ Shapes later, I continue to have the opportunity to share these fun and exciting Rainbow Crayons with you. Thank you for your support and for being a part of my journey.

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