My daughter loves to color! Other than reading or playing outside there’s nothing she would rather do. Since my husband lost his job, we’ve been doing a lot of traveling (because what else do you do when you don’t have a job to go to every day), and I’ve wanted an easy way to transport crayons and coloring books. Enter the crayon roll!
I rummaged through my fabric stash for some choices, and she chose this lovely orange print – her favorite color. For the inside I found a pretty vintage calico, handed down from a friend’s mother, and added the turquoise ribbon to make the color pop.
I’ve seen these rolls made with ribbons to tie them closed, but I wanted something easy that I didn’t have to close every time she was finished coloring. With little ones, simplicity is key! So instead I used a button and rubber band – easy to open, easy to close, and fun to look at on top of it all.
Here’s the finished product:
She loves it! And I love it – it keeps the crayons neat and she can do it all by herself. 🙂
Here are a couple more I made as baby gifts:
Christmas gift, anyone? My crayon rolls sell for $16 each, including 24 crayons, or $14 without crayons (much easier to ship if needed). You pick the colors and boy or girl; I’ll pick the fabrics and put it all together.
Next up: rolls to keep up with even more things – matchbox cars and other toys, and even makeup brushes. And a crayon roll that comes with a pad of paper, so you don’t even have to take along a coloring book!