Wax: Animal Crayons is a project featuring six animal specific designs that I'm wanting to make into crayons.
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
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.
The crayons are about 2x2 inches in size and the equivalent of 3 to 4 standard crayons
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.
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.
The budget includes the materials I need to create a mold and produce the crayons from home.
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.