MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Each and every week Dick Wolfsie shares a story that is unique to central Indiana.
This week, Dick took a trip to Art 2 The Extreme, a business that makes handmade crayons out of other old, broken-down crayons. The end result is called the Original Rainbow Crayon.
The owner, Nicole Lewis is a former art teacher in Lebanon and said the idea came from when she was having class on Earth Day and wanted to find a way to make an art project while recycling.
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“I wanted to come up with a way where it was less stinky and more of a clean process and a unique process,” said Lewis.
The business uses two microwaves to heat up the crayons and a machine that will make splices on the paper from the old crayons so that the paper can easily be removed.
“My husband and I will be watching our favorite show and just be pealing crayons all night long,” said Lewis.
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Lewis designs crayons of all shapes and sizes — more than 750 to be exact.
“Some of our most popular: I design donut crayons, I create crayons that look like popsicles,” she said.
Many people purchase the crayons for stocking stuffers, birthday favors and parties.
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