In this day and age, children seem to have it all: dolls that speak to them, bears that know their names, crazy cars that do back flips, robots that double as pets….amongst many other amazing toys that my generation didn’t have. You can understand why searching for a birthday gift could be a little frustrating!
Luckily for me, the adorable little lady that is about to turn 3, likes creativity just like her siblings…and her mom hinted at how much her older siblings had loved a gift that I made for them 2 years ago: Crayon rolls!
These rolls are a lot of fun: They’re not too difficult to make and are easy to personalize if you want to spend a little more time thinking of that little person.
Come on, personalize it!
You’re making something hand made! It doesn’t take that much longer to add a few finishing touches!
I chose to embroider birthday girl’s name onto it along with a teddy that would tie the front to the patterned fabric i’d use in the inside.
Notice I also used simple letters; nothing worse than confusing a 3 year old learning how to read with fancy handwriting! (Save the fancy stuff for the older kids).
You’ll need five pieces total.
2 large rectangular pieces of of the size you choose the roll to be.
2 small rectangular pieces for the holding of the crayons (these were about 1/2 the width of the large pieces).
1 large 1.5″ wide piece for the ribbon that will hold it together.
You sew the long side of the two small rectangles together and press (trust me, press, it takes a few extra minutes, but makes it so much easier for you!)
Then you put all pieces together: if you’re embroidering, remember where you’re putting the tie!!
And here is the finished gift! Pair it with a few coloring books and it should be a good entertainment tool for a three year old when they can’t go out because it’s cold/raining out!