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Crayon Rolls!

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:

customized with the recipient’s first initial

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!