I decided two weeks ago at church when my boy decided to flip the crayons in the ziploc baggie all around the bench that I needed to make crayon rolls for my kids so I could #1 limit the amount of crayons they bring and #2 keep them contained. I had seen them all over the web and thought they would be a great idea. So on last Saturday I whipped these up fairly quickly. I sent the one down with my boy and DAD suggested their should be a flap to cover them so the boy wouldn't dump them out when he was holding it upside down. Good idea - but how. So I did a little research and found a blog where a lady added a flap. Of course I can't find that one but I know I saw it. But the Crayon roll tutorial at Skip to My Lou was fairly easy to adapt. I just used a 5 inch by 16 inch piece and sewed it down the side and turned it right sides out and ironed it down. I did a top stitch on three sides an then sewed the last side down to the top of my crayon roll. It seems to have stopeed the dumping and once I got one done then the girl was like - I WANT ONE. All of these were from scraps in my stash which I have been organizing. It sure made it easy to find matching colors.
Here it is with the top down (oh, that could be taken the wrong way :) I should have rolled it up and showed you the cute Cars fabric I made it out of - but alas I didn't think about it and we had really limited sunlight today.