Chemistry crayon labels

One Etsy vendor takes learning-by-colouring to the next level.

Colouring doesn’t always have to be fun – it can also be about learning the periodic table. Or maybe it’s that learning the periodic table can be done by colouring, which is fun. That sounds more like it.

Etsy store Que Interesante has a set of labels to stick on crayons so that kids will learn the names of chemicals that make those colours.

So instead of an ogre in a green forest and a princess in a pink dress, kids can now draw deepest, darkest woods of Barium Nitrate and dresses of brightest Pheomelanin. Or, since these days it could be adults using the colouring books, it’s a chance to kill that feeling of profound inadequacy for having never taken Grade 11 chemistry.