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Wax: Animal Crayons is a project featuring six animal specific designs that I'm wanting to make into crayons.

About:

Hi, I'm Crystal and I've created six animal designs that I'd like to turn into crayons. My goal is to get the funding so I can buy the supplies I need to start up this project and turn my designs into actual crayons. The crayons are roughly 2"x2" and feature a sloth, rabbit, flamingo, mouse, peacock, and elephant. The crayons will be sold in two main sets with three crayons to a set. One set will feature warm colors, and the other cool colors. Photos of the sets, and all the color choices will be included bellow, as well as mockups of the finished crayons. As a backer you will also receive behind the scenes photos, videos, and updates about the process. 

Here's how it works: 

1.) I've created six crayon designs using microcrystalline wax

2.) I'll create a silicone mold of the designs 

3.) Using scrap and recycled crayons, I'll melt the wax and pour them into the handcrafted molds

4.) Once the wax cools the crayon will be ready to pop out of the mold and a finished crayon will be created

What you get: 

By backing this project you will help me turn my designs into actual crayons. Once made, I'll be selling the crayons in 2 main sets of three different colors. I want to note that the images of the animal crayons are just mockups of how the crayons will look and not the finished product. 

Set 1: This set features a red flamingo, orange sloth, and yellow mouse

Set 2: This set features a blue elephant, green peacock, and purple rabbit

Kickbacks:

The kickbacks include custom color choices in the animal design of your choice. I have 16 unique color choices as well as a rainbow crayon (which is a blend of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) and the option to marble two colors of your choice. I created a color chart showing the different color options as well as examples of the rainbow crayon and marble effect. I also want to note that since I will be recycling used crayons there will be some slight variations in the final colors, but this is the guide I'm going off of. 

Color Chart

Illustration Examples

FAQ

  • The crayons are about 2x2 inches in size and the equivalent of 3 to 4 standard crayons

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  • My plan is to buy to recycled crayons from a local supplier and melt them down to create the colors listed above. If it becomes too difficult the find the colors I need I'll buy new wax.

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  • The crayon designs were all created and sculpted by me. If you back the project you get to see a video of one of the crayons being sculpted from start to finish.

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  • The budget includes the materials I need to create a mold and produce the crayons from home.

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  • I haven't fully settled on how to package the crayons just yet, but the idea is to get reusable canvas drawstring bags for the sets.

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    RAINBOW CRAYON: You will receive one rainbow colored crayon of the animal of your choice (see examples in the description)

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    Your choice between Set 1 or Set 2 & 2 crayons featuring the animals and colors of your choice (see examples in the description)

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    Receive both Set 1 & 2 as well as a rainbow crayon in the animal of your choice (see examples in the description)

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    You will receive both Set 1 & 2. You will also receive a crayon for each of the remaining solid colors in the animals of your choice as well as a rainbow crayon and three marble specific crayons in the colors of your choice. (20 crayons total)

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    Receive both Set 1 & 2, as well as a rainbow crayon in the animal of your choice. I will do a custom ink drawing of an animal of your choice on 8x11" bristol paper which can be colored in by you later (examples of my illustrations are in the description)

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    Receive both Set 1 & 2. I will also design an animal crayon of your choice and make a set featuring every solid color, a rainbow crayon, and three marbled crayons in the colors of your choice. (26 crayons total)

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    Receive both Set 1 & 2. In addition, I will design 3 crayons of the animals of your choice. For each animal I will do a set featuring all of the solid colors, a rainbow crayon and three marbled options. (this will total 66 crayons including the original sets)

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