One of my favorite places to take Eli is Toddler Tales at our local library. It is so fun to watch Eli listen to the stories and interact with the other kids. I enjoy every thing about it except for the fact that they give markers to the kids. Eli is barely ready for crayons and definitely not markers. (I have thought for a while about actually just taking crayons with us.) The other day I decided to sew him a crayon roll from some scrap fabric. I modified this tutorial. I decided to make a small version that would hold just 8 crayons. This crayon roll accommodate the large toddler crayons or regular crayons.
To make you will need:
- 8.5″ x 5″ piece of fabric for the inside
- 8.5″ X 6″ piece of fabric for the pocket
- 8.5″ x 5″ piece of fabric for the outside
- 8.5″ x 5″ piece of interfacing
- 20 inches of ribbon
- 1 pack of rickrack (you will only use 1/2 the pack)
If you want to add rickrack (which was by far the hardest part) pin it down on top. (You could easily skip it.) Fold the ribbon in half and pin in place. Then place the outside piece of fabric on top so that the right sides are together. Sew around all of the edges leaving 3 inches at the bottom open. Turn inside out. Press. Sew opening shut.
So far we are loving the crayon roll. It has a permanent place in my diaper bag. :) We also made a larger version for a sweet little girl in our small group pictured below. You could also modify the dimensions to acommodate colored pencils, markers, crochet hooks, etc.