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Portland, OR Design
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This project was successfully funded on December 5, 2011.

An all natural/organic crayon designed for little hands & made in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland, OR Design
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What are Kitty Egg Crayons?

Kitty Egg Crayons were born out of a desire to create a functional art tool to encourage creativity in toddlers & cultivate grasping skills. These cuties were designed by us, Sara & Ben. We are kitty lovers, mama & papa, and artists. The idea for the Kitty Egg Crayon was created when we were in our third trimester of pregnancy and came across a trashbag filled with crayon stubs. With our unborn son in mind, we started to brainstorm ways to reuse the crayons that would help encourage his own creative growth. We thought small eggs would be the perfect shape for chubby baby hands to hold. To add our own artistic touch, we applied our love of kitties to the mix. Two ears and a face later, the Kitty Egg Crayon was born.

What do Kitty Eggs offer that regular stick crayons dont?

Over the years of seeing the Kitty Egg Crayons in use, we have fine tuned their bodies to be just the right shape for grasping and coloring. Their round chubby bodies fit perfectly into the palms of small hands to help promote tripod gripping skills- this is important for holding other kinds of writing tools later on in life. They are incredibly durable and will not break under pressure. A single Kitty Egg has the lifespan of 7-8 standard stick crayons without paper wrappers to peel. The best feature however, is that you can use any side of the crayon to draw with. We love that there is no correct or wrong way to color with the crayon- it is what it is. Many children love to use the ears to draw fine points, however a younger child will also love exploring the fat and thin marks the various sides of the kitty will make. This makes coloring dynamic and FUN!

Our goals 

1. We want to create a sustainable soy & beeswax crayon. We want to create a business model that leaves a legacy of manufacturing based on conscious choices- not choices made from what is cheap & easy.

2. We want to keep our ingredient list as minimal as possible and with the best quality as possible- babies are notorious for eating crayons- our kids are worth the effort and money to ensure their safety. The main ingredient large crayon manufacturers use tends to be paraffin wax and plastics, by-products of oil. Our crayon will only include soy, beeswax, vegetable and organic ingredients.

3. We hope to boost production capabilities while supporting local economy- We have gotten a lot of feedback from parents, teachers, and even physical therapists to know that these cuties have a lot to offer- not just for children but even for adults who just need something to make them smile. We want to be able to meet these demands by manufacturing locally with other small businesses in the Pacific Northwest. This creates a sustainable cycle of growth- creative growth for our children & economic growth for our local businesses.

We have spent the past year working in the wee hours of the night to develop our crayon recipe and source the right local manufacturers. We have already developed our unique recipe for a natural and sustainable based crayon. We are close to manufacturing and just need help raising funds to finish the project.

Incentives

$5 Level

  • Thank you mention on our website
  • Mini digital coloring book of "What Kitties Feel" ($5 value)

$25 Level

  • Thank you on our website
  • 6-set Kitty Egg Crayons in "Baby's First Colors" (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) ($20 value)
  • Full digital copy of our coloring & activity book, "What Kitties Feel" ($8 value)

$35 Level- Option 1

  • Thank you mention on our website
  • 6-set Kitty Egg Crayons in "Baby's First Colors" ($20 value)
  • Printed copy of "What Kitties Feel" ($8 value)
  • Full digital copy of "What Kitties Feel" ($8 value)

$35 Level- Option 2

  • Thank you on our website
  • Full colorway of Kitty Egg Crayons ("Baby's First Colors" PLUS pink, aqua, brown, black) ($30 value)
  • Full digital copy of "What Kitties Feel" ($8 value)

$50 Level

  • Thank you mention on our website
  • 10-set Kitty Egg Crayons ($30 value)
  • Printed & digital copy of "What Kitties Feel" ($16 value)
  • 2 handmade Kitty Egg Beeswax Candles made from $100 beeswax with a cotton wick ($18 value)

$100 Level

  • Thank you mention on our website
  • 10-set Kitty Egg Crayons ($30 value)
  • Printed & digital copy of "What Kitties Feel" ($16 value)
  • 3 handmade Kitty Egg Beeswax Candles made from $100 beeswax with a cotton wick ($27 value)
  • Handmade maple bowling kitty set (includes 6 pins, ball, canvas bag, scoresheet, gameplay rules) ($45 value)

FAQ

  • Yes! We have a short timeline on kickstarter to make sure we will have plenty of time for shipping (2-3 day delivery) for holiday gifts. This is also beneficial for our wholesale accounts and limited reward items.

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    Pledge $5 or more

    6 backers

    A thank you mention on our website and a mini digital copy of the coloring pages from "What Kitties Feel."

    Print as many copies as you like, this will be yours to keep for personal use. Great for rainy days, birthday parties, and road trips.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    41 backers

    6 colors of the Kitty Egg Crayons (Baby's First Colors) + a full digital copy of coloring & activity pages from "What Kitties Feel". Shipping included for US & Canadian friends.

    International friends,
    please add $4 to cover shipping costs.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    7 backers

    6 Kitty Egg Crayons in "Baby's First Colors" + printed copy of "What Kitties Feel" with a bonus digital copy. Shipping costs included for our US and Canadian friends. International friends, please add $4 to your pledge to cover shipping costs.

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    25 backers

    A full set of 10 Kitty Egg Crayons with a complementary digital copy of "What Kitties Feel." Shipping included for US and Canadian friends. International friends, please add $4 to your donation to cover shipping costs.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    17 backers

    A full gift set! 10 colors of Kitty Egg Crayons, a printed and digital copy of "What Kitties Feel", and a set of 2 Kitty Egg Beeswax Candles ($18 value) for the adults. Shipping included for our US & Canadian friends. International friends, please add $6 to cover shipping costs.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    10 backers

    Have a kitty themed holiday season with 10 Kitty Egg Crayons, a digital and printed copy of "What Kitties Feel", 3 Kitty Egg Beeswax Candles ($27 value), and our handmade maple bowling set ($45 value). Shipping is included for US & Canadian friends. International friends, please add $8 to cover shipping costs.

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    Pledge $150 or more

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    This is the minimum for placing a wholesale order with us. Please contact us at mail@kittybabylove.com to get an exact quote with shipping. We ship internationally too! We are accepting a limited amount of merchants to make sure we'll be the right fit for each other and that we can guarantee a timely shipment. Our other products will be available to ship with your order.

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    Pledge $350 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    **NEW REWARD ** All of the $100 pledge level rewards PLUS one-of-a-kind Kitty Egg beanbag/foam chair (for toddlers) in your choice colors with custom hand embroidery ($250 value), US shipping included. Int'l friends please message for a shipping quote.

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    Pledge $720 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    **NEW REWARD ** the most Awesome Kitty Themed Party Set for up to 20 guests. So awesome we have to limit this to just 1 person! $300 of Kitty Baby Love merchandise (crayons, candles, coloring book, etc) for guests as takeaway gift. Custom graphics for the party ($100 value). Printed invitations and paper decorations (invitations, cupcake cozies, banners, signs, etc ... $100 value). Custom accessories for guest like capes, bow ties, kitty ears, crowns ($150 value). Colored tissue pom pom set or other decorative accessory ($50 value). $20 US shipping included. International friends please add $40.

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    Pledge $1,150 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    **NEW REWARD ** Redecorate the nursery or toddler room! All of the $350 level rewards PLUS we'll work with you to customize a printed fabric and create a 38" x 45" modern heirloom quilt with a matching baby pillow ($250 value). 5 original modern wall art pieces for the toddler or nursery room (10" x 10" paintings $325 value). Custom wall decals, designed and printed just for you ($175 value). $50 US shipping included. International friends please message for a shipping quote.

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Funding period

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