You can find these colorful labels for crayons on “Que Interesante” at Etsy.com. Chem 13 News asked “Que Interesante” about this wonderful idea.
Here is the creator’s response:
The inspiration came from tutoring. I was helping a student prepare for a college chemistry exam, and we came across a question about the color of a solution. The textbook had no information to help us, so we were stumped. I joked that the crayons that we colored with as children should have been labeled more usefully with chemicals so that we could get the question right! So I started researching colors of elements and compounds and came up with names to match the colors of crayons and pencils! They have been a huge success, and my non-science husband has even learned a lot of new chemical colors!
The colors of the labels match the Crayola® crayons and you can order a set to go with crayon packs of 12, 24 or even 120. These are some seriously fun chemical crayons. They make great prizes for your students.