Using scraps of fabric leftover from my purse project last weekend, I made this cute crayon keeper. The instructions came from here.
The best part about this project is that the keeper will match my purse. And we all know how important it is for kids' playthings with to match your accessories!
Seriously, crayons are very inexpensive now with the back-to-school sales going on. These would make great frugal stocking stuffers or terrific birthday presents for kids of all ages.
Sewing time is minimal. Fabric usage is also minimal. It would be very easy to make this bigger (for 24 crayons), smaller (for 8 crayons), or even for markers. It would also be easy to customize this for a Dora the Explorer fan, SpiderMan, or or even Cinderella fan. The possibilities are endless!
On a side note, why are the 24-count crayons $.09-$.12 per pack right now and the 16-count crayons are almost $1.00? Doesn't make sense, does it? I bought a dozen 24-count packages and gave the extras for my girls to use.