Sunday, April 17, 2011

Felt Crayon Holder

Living in a different continent than my family is not easy. I miss them terribly, especially during the holidays. Luckily we get to go home often and have made some amazing friends here. Two families in particular are what I consider our family away from home... they are the people we turn to in good times and bad. Our kids are close like cousins and we have the pleasure of seeing them growing up together. Today we had our annual Easter BBQ. Besides great food, this party included a treasure hunt and many games. I decided to make a felt crayon holder for each kid since I know they all love to color.

I followed the FANTASTIC tutorial from Skip to My Lou. I highly recommend it as it is very detailed and includes pictures for each step.

I made them in each kid's favorite color and added their initial to the front.

The notebooks were hard to find, I finally got them at Office Depot. They came in a pack of three and were just the right size!

The kids all seem to really like them, one called it his "field journal". I love giving children gifts that encourage them to use their imagination.

This might become my "go to" gift for new big brothers/sisters.

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20 comments:

Ang said...

What a fun idea! They look great!

MommaMindy said...

You did a wonderful job! The crayon holders turned out so cute. They would travel so well, what a wonderful thing to occupy children where ever you go!

momstheword said...

That is so clever and cute! My kids would have loved having their own special crayon "pouch!" Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Nicole said...

Great idea & a lot of room for creativity!

Christine said...

These are so cute and such a clever idea!

Joyfull said...

Those are adorable!! And useful! Great job!

Kim said...

That is an amazing gift idea. I love this. I am going to make one for each of the "big" kids. They are going to love it.

Ginger said...

How cute is that!? I love the small size! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Love Lish said...

Love this idea! My kids are all older, but wouldn't it be great to have them in resteraunts? I think this is a must for every mom's purse. Thanks for sharing!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

I love the area for the pad of paper with it, so great!

MessyMissy said...

I had seen that tutorial a while ago and forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!!!! I would love it if you would share this at my party A Marvelous Mess. I will be picking one project to feature on my side bar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-9.htm

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

This is such a cute idea!!!
Come and link up your idea tomorrow at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!!

Alisa
Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

Life with Lucy said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I love your fun project!

Kim said...

Cute idea, what a great gift for kids birthday gifts!

These would be good for car rides too. We did kids activity books on our Out of Office blog: http://www.outofoffice.fedex.mediacdt.com/blog/keeping-kids-busy-car

Thanks sharing this idea!

- Kim
Out of Office Blog

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is beyond clever and cute!

Jennifer said...

This is great, I LOVE this. I wish I could sew. I just saw someone yesterday at the bring your child to work day that had something like that. Such a great idea. Can you open an etsy store so I can buy this cute things from you for my kids???

Chef in Training said...

this is so cute! I love this idea! I happened to stumble across your blog and I LOVE it! Such a cute layout and design not to mention GREAT projects! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Meredith said...

i so need to make one for my kid! maybe he;s sit through church if he had one ... yeah right! someday, sigh;)
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Julie said...

What a great idea Pati! They turned out GREAT!

Truly Myrtle said...

Super cute! what a great gift. I must remember it!
Lovely blog - I've joined : )