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rainbow pencils

Made from recycled paper, rainbow pencils let you create beautiful paper rainbows when you sharpen them.


Rainbow Pencils function like regular wooden pencils, and are the same size and weight, but they're not made from wood, they're made from lots of layers of recycled waste paper. So the shavings / sharpenings look like rainbows. 

Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core and comes finished in black or white.

Pack Types
Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core and comes finished in either black or white. They come in two pack types, both of which have a simple design that makes a great gift.
3-pack (3PK) = 3 pencils in a simple printed box with tuck-end flaps.
5-pack (5PK) = 5 pencils in a paper-over-board tray with white printed sleeve including angle-cut window, displaying the product inside.

Making Rainbows
You don’t need a special sharpener to make rainbows, but a sharp, good quality one will help you make better ones. To improve your rainbows, you can try sharpening from the other end of the pencil, using a better sharpener or applying a more constant force when turning the pencil. Trying to make the perfect rainbow is all part of the fun!

Each pencil is printed with logo on one side and “rainbow pencil by duncan shotton” on the other, in grey.
The outer (black or white) layers of each pencil are also made from recycled paper. The finish of each pencil is therefore never ‘perfect’ and will contain marks and imperfections, as is standard of recycled paper.

Standard HB (#2 US)

Country of manufacture
South Korea

Size & Weight
3-pack = 178mm x 25mm x 8.5mm / 25g
5-pack = 179mm x 47mm x 14mm / 55g
Individual pencils = 173mm long / 7g

Name References
"Black" and "White" refer to the final, outer layer of paper the pencils are finished in.

Originally funded on Kickstarter. We will be forever grateful to the 2,864 backers helped make this project a reality. You can now buy directly from this website.

Multi List Products
Name Quantity
£5 each
3PK white rainbow pencils
3PK black rainbow pencils
£10 each
5PK white rainbow pencils
5PK black rainbow pencils

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