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Plant-based crayons focused on eco-friendliness!!

A project in Aomori-shi, Japan by Naoko Kimura

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Crayons are famliar to all children—why aren’t there any safe ones? One mom’s do-it-yourself spirit inspired her to make her own.
Backers: 95
Average Pledge Per Backer: ¥10993

Funded: ¥1,044,318 of ¥1,000,000
Dates: Mar 19th -> May 17th (59 days)
Project By: Naoko Kimura
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We have achieved it! Thank you!!! 祝!達成!感謝申し上げます!

May 16th - via:
There are only a few hours left, but thanks to your warm support,  we have successfully reached our goal! We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone. Thank you very much. First of all, I'd like to say hello. We will send out more... (Read More)

Thanks to your support, we've reached 90%!

May 14th - via:
There are only three days left! Thanks to your support, we've reached 90%! Please continue to support us so that we can reach our goal in the remaining days! いよいよ残すところ3日です!... (Read More)

Thank you all so much! We are now at 74%!

May 6th - via:
Thank you all so much! There are only 11 days left. We are now at 74%! We are almost there. We will be sending out information to achieve our goal. Thank you all for your support.  (Read More)

Colors you can eat: Mizuiro Inc. edible Vegetable Crayons let you eat your toys

April 26th - via:
Who wants to play with their food? Better still, who wants to take edible entertainment all the way to its logical conclusion and actually just eat the toys themselves? Though it’s designed with kids’ safety in mind, a colorful new crayon kit from a Japanese designer and mom is coloring outside the lines of artistic etiquette with a crayon set that lets kids (and grown-ups) do just that. (Read More)

You can eat these crayons when you’re done drawing

April 24th - via:
Graphic designer Naoko Kimura created the Oyasai crayon as a way to effectively juggle her professional responsibilities and raising her children. Kimura got the idea in 2011, noting that it would be delightful to draw with the "colors of vegetables." A standard box of Oyasai crayons comes in ten colors ranging from deeper shades of green to kitchen variety hues like mustard, light tomato red, plum purple, and some shades of teal. (Read More)

We've reached 40%!

April 23rd - via:
Thanks to all of you, we have already received support from 41 people. There are only 24 days left. We hope this project will catch the attention of more people to achieve the goal.  (Read More)'s vegetable crayons are safer for children and the environment

April 19th - via:
when japanese graphic designer naoko kimura couldn’t find a brand of crayon that was safe enough for her children to use — and put in their mouths as kids often do — she decided to make her own from discarded vegetables. a few years later, the idea led to the formation of a design studio called and a line of plant-based crayons. now, the designer turned entrepreneur is launching the zero-waste vegetable crayons on kickstarter. (Read More)

Add-ons added!!

April 2nd - via:
Thanks to your warm support, as of today, we have received support from a total of 27 people! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Today, we've added a new single add-on reward. Today, we've added two new add-on rewards:  Drawing Book and... (Read More)

we have added a new reward!!!

March 26th - via:
Thank you for your support today! In response to your request, we have added a new reward. Set of 5 boxes of Oyasai Crayons 10% OFF! Set of 10 Oyasai Crayons 20% OFF! This is a special set for a discounted price. We hope you will support us by buying... (Read More)

Additional information about the types of vegetables used in the Vegetable crayon has been posted!

March 26th - via:
おやさいクレヨンに使用される野菜の種類について、追記情報を掲載致しました! I want to tell people what kind of fruits and vegetables are being recycled and how exactly they are being recycled.... (Read More)

Thanks to you, we've reached 20%!

March 26th - via:
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our initial supporters. We look forward to your continued support of our project. We would like to expand the sales of our vegetable crayons, made by Japanese craftsmen, to the US and Europe. By... (Read More)

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