I recently had a request from my great-niece for a crayon roll for her two-year-old. Since I had made crayon rolls for our great-granddaughters a few years ago, I agreed to the request. The only problem was that I didn’t remember how I made those crayon rolls.
Once again, Google to the rescue! With one click of my mouse, I found a plethora of tutorials for crayon rolls. The one I chose was a simple design that was intended to hold sixteen crayons. My crayon roll holds fifteen crayons. My bad. Measuring has never been my strong suit.
To get started, I chose a colorful cupcake print for my crayon roll. Then, I used a coordinating stripe for the crayon pockets. I’ll bet you’re wondering how I remembered to add one of my tags. The tutorial actually reminded me to do so.
This elastic hair tie makes a nice closure. If you’re going to try this, be sure to use a quality hair tie. The dollar store ones don’t hold up well in sewing projects. I speak from experience here.
Don’t Forget About Safety:
Some tutorials suggested using a button with the hair tie to keep the crayon roll closed. I opted not to use a button since buttons can be choking hazards for young children. A button would render this project non-compliant with federal safety standards.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy sewing project, I highly recommend trying one of these crayon rolls. This would make a cute gift for anyone who likes to color.
I hope it’s not too much of a problem to decide which one of Brinley’s sixteen crayons will be omitted from the roll. If it were up to me, I’d toss the white one. That’s how I roll!