Chemistry Crayons Represent the Hue of Each Chemical Element

Independent boutique Que Interesante prides themselves in creating a union where art and science meet. The artist’s goal is to create an everyday children’s object into an educational and fun experience. She gives each color, its designated chemical element label under the flame test. For example, when lithium undergoes the flame test, it creates a red flame; thus the red crayon is renamed to “Lithium,” the color of an apple.

Instead of naming each crayon after the ordinary colors we have come to learned since childhood, she instills a chemistry experiment, where color theory is far more fun and intelligent. With chemistry expertise and careful attention, she appoints each crayon’s color its appropriate chemical label.

She confesses: “Children play and draw with crayons practically every day, so why not make the experience more educational? This listing is for a set of 48 labels to stick in the crayons in a basic 48 pack of crayons so that while children are coloring, they are also exposed to the names of chemicals that will make those colors! So instead of thinking ‘I want green’ they will think ‘I want Barium Nitrate Ba(NO3)2 Flame’ and then when they take chemistry in high school and their teacher sets some gas on fire and it makes a green color and they ask the class what chemical it was your student will know it was Barium! Genius!”

Find the entire collection of crayons in her Etsy shop.


“For me, being creative is about stepping back a little bit. Especially nowadays, when we have so much input – the computer, TV, phones. My creativity usually comes from taking a minute to daydream and just put all that stuff away. To be quiet, with nothing coming in, letting myself sort of drift off. Sometimes, you have to set aside time for that. It’s like, ‘Yeah, okay, now I’m going to be quiet.’ When you have input, input, input, it’s hard to be creative. I have to purposefully stop looking at everything.” — Melissa Maya, ceramic artist, yoga teacher, and mom

Read more about Melissa’s work and tour her studio here. 

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here at EFOTD, artemer is a total fave <3 and this diamond engagement ring is one of my newest loves there. check out that hidden heart!! love the textured disc-like setting, too.


New Space things available!

Oh my gosh I love making space stuff so much! ♥ I’ve been thinking of maybe making a tutorial for the resin space mix or even a full one on how to make things like these! But with the time/energy I have lately that probably won’t happen soon.

In the meantime, I’m your space stuff dealer and you can get all of these at my shop! (▰˘◡˘▰)

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v-day prep: ruby-sapphire-garnet gemstone rings by lilianginebra

this bay area-based shop makes amazing, shiny, vibrant gemstone jewelry with enviable details. i am totally loving the petal details on the top ring and the varied monochromatic stones in the bottom one.


Love Potions - cause you’re allowed to be cheesy on the 14th!

Well, actually, you’re allowed to be cheesy any day. EVERY DAY! :D Each of these two potions are one of a kind and are available at my Etsy shop.

You can use the code ITSFEBRUARY for 15% off all weekend! And you’d be helping me make rent ♥

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