Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Updated & Improved Crayon Roll Craft

Last year I used a tutorial from Skip to My Lou to make a couple crayon rolls as gifts for some well-deserving kiddos.  Well, I have another little one who just had a birthday so I made another crayon roll but with a few of my own updates.

One update was adding elastic instead of using ribbon to tie the roll up, which makes it easier for little hands to put away.  The second update was using iron-on vinyl on the back piece of fabric so that the waxy crayons don't mark up the fabric.

See how the material behind the crayons is shiny?  That's the iron-on vinyl!  It was really easy to use but a little tricky to sew...my needle didn't like the fabric!  I have to read more about how to fix this problem.  You could also use this product for making bibs, lunch bags, or reusable sandwich wraps!

The third addition was to make an accessory to go with the crayon roll.  I cut up some cardstock, punched a hole in each piece, then used a metal ring to secure them together.  This way, mom or dad can pop the crayon roll and the paper into their bags and easily pull them out when they need to entertain the kids (at a restaurant, for instance).

Creative and in expensive additions to this already cute and functional craft project!

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