Cool Crayons and Printable Labels for You!

I was stopped dead in my tracks the other night walking through Walmart when I saw the most glorious Crayola display. Single boxes of crayons in one shade! I had heard these boxes existed, even saw pictures that a friend posted, but I couldn't seem to find them anywhere - until now. I really don't know why this excites me so much, but it really, really does. Weird...
Only 8 shades of grey though? Where are the other 42? 
Think I should keep Red Hot and Shady Gray separated? hee hee...

I really wanted these crayons as starter supplies for my extra crayon drawers. I've always had a container of extra crayons for those times when a kid can't find a red or black, but they were always just all jumbled together in one big mish-mash. Besides the fact that kids could master the art of dragging out crayon fishing for 10 minutes, the colors all kind of rubbed off on each other - so the darker colors would mark up the lighter colors...just a mess. So last year when I saw the way my crazy/genius friend Squirrels organized her crayons, I knew I had to follow suit. Only took a year. That's actually not so bad - I've had un-acted-upon ideas rolling around in my head for way longer than that!

I hemmed and hawed about how to design the labels, but in the end I like how they turned out. 
Very kid friendly and theme-neutral. 

If you like, feel free to download them HERE from Google Docs.

To attach them to the drawers (which are pretty small and have a little ridge in them) I used my trusty Xyron. I've blabbed about this thing before but I LOVEEEE it. 
No Xyron, no problem - double stick tape will work too!

Tracy from Creekside Teacher Tales also has a set of these labels that you might like. I was going to use hers before I made mine, but I needed different color combos and I had 9 drawers instead of 8 (hence the "special colors" drawer) and I didn't want to ask her to customize a freebie just for me. 
You can snag her cute set here.

And before I go, big congrats to Amy T. who won my pencil sharpener giveaway. Don't be too disappointed if you're not Amy, because I have another cool giveaway coming up right around the corner!


  1. I absolutely love your crayon organization and labels! I have never seen that before and I think it's a great idea. I enjoy reading blog and have been following it for a long time. Enjoy the weekend!!!

    1, 2, Eyes On You!

  2. Love this! Thank you for the free printable - it' about to be cut & put through my laminating machine now! :)

    Sprinkles for the Teacher

  3. I LOVE this... will have to head out to Walmart this week and see if I can scoop some up! Thanks for the awesome find!

    Floating Through Fifth

  4. I saw those too and I love what you did with them!!

  5. I organized my overflow crayons this way too! Having a drawer for every color makes my obsessively organized heart so happy!


  6. Hey, I was just in Wal-Mart yesterday and there was definitely not a display like that, lol! I think I would have stopped in my tracks, too! I did get regular 24-count boxes of Crayola crayons for 50 cents, though... that made me smile. Cool way to organize crayons, I think I will have to try that - though it may take me a year, too! :)

    Lindsey at Forever First Grade

  7. This looks great! I think I'll head on out to get some tubs to do the same thing!!

    Mr. First Grade

  8. Hi Denise! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the info you gave me about no-reply blogger :) I THINK I have fixed it! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you-I have been busy and have put blogging to the side this past week :)

    Simply Second Grade

  9. I love the crayon drawers! I so need to do that. Thanks for posting!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  10. I know it has been a year, BUT where did you get your drawers from?!


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