Rainbow Pencils

Duncan Shotton's Rainbow Pencils, made from recycled paper, create colorful rainbows with every sharpening, offering an uplifting and eco-friendly drawing experience.

Pack of 3 rainbow pencils –  the most uplifting pencils ever designed!


Fellow UK based designer maker Duncan Shotton designed these amazing pencils. Initially launching them on kickstarter the project was backed by 2,864 people! And you can see why, they must be the most uplifting pencils ever designed.  I challenge you not to be in a good mood after using one.

Here's what Duncan has to say about them:

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.


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. The outer (black, white or light grey) 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)

We aim to process your order within 1-3 working days. Please note that this increases to 1-4 working days for orders that include any personalisation, such as engraving.

Shipping costs

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

Delivery times

  • UK: 1-2 business days
  • Europe: 3-5 business days
  • USA: 5-7 business days
  • Rest of world: 8-10 business days (duties may apply on delivery)

Please refer to our Delivery page for more information, and reach out to us at hello@tomsstudio.co.uk if you have any further questions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Diane C.
Waiting for package

I have received my package yet

Regula I.
Rainbow Pencil as a gift for my students

I purchased a lot of rainbow pencils for my students as a birthday gift for next school year. It is not so easy to get a full rainbow when sharpen it - dependig the sharpener you're using - but anyway - they will surely like it!