How To Make A Block Crayon Holder

I love block crayons because they are not easily snapped or broken. They just wear down to little blocks, but one thing I don’t like is when other crayons rub off onto the crayons. Then when the child goes to draw something, multiple colors comes off of one block. To remedy this problem, a crayon case is a good solution. For this crayon case, I make each felt pocket coordinate with the color of crayon it will hold making it look pretty and functional. Now, when the child goes to retrieve a color, it’s easier to spot which crayon to use, and likewise it makes putting the crayon away much easier.

Directions:
Cut a piece of felt 5″x12″ for backing
Cut pockets for block crayons 1 3/4″x1 1/2″
Sew pockets onto felt
optional: decorate with wood piece

Tip: Don’t use metallic thread because it tends to break more easily.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make A Block Crayon Holder

  1. Hi – We are going to attempt to make this. How is the felt holding up for you? We got sort of maliable felt and my MIL is going to hem the pockets on all four sides so it’s reinforced. She’s not sure… also we got some heavy Cotten fabric for the backing since they didn’t have a lot of corduroy. Any other tips? Thank you.

    1. Hi MayLynn, the crayon holder is holding up very well with the exception of a couple of pockets in which I sewed them too close to the edge of the felt and they ripped off a bit. Had I sewed that part more precisely, I don’t think it would have ripped. Now compared to the crayon holder I bought with crocheted pockets, that one is amazing! So if you know how to crochet, I’d recommend making the pockets that way.

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