Whoever it was they did not mind having speckled orange and green carpet. It was originally created as a wallpaper cleaner in 1956 by Noah W. and Joseph S. McVicker. It was sold by Rainbow Crafts in the toy department of Woodward & Lothrop Department Store.Then General Mills purchased Rainbow Craft Company in 1965. It only came in off white and then primary colors were introduced in 1957. It was an instant hit.