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I was at a MOPS meeting last week where we made a crayon roll art kit. It was so simple to make and is the perfect thing to bring to a restaurant or doctor's office. This easy kids art kit can be made in 5-10 minutes and is easy when you use the template I've provided.
You will need:
- 10 inch by 6 1/2 inch piece of felt
- 6 crayons
- 4x6 inch blank notepad
- 23 inch piece of grosgrain ribbon (3/8 of an inch wide)
- Dark colored ballpoint pen
- Custom Template
Using the template I have provided, cut the rectangle shape out and place it over your felt. (Tape the template and felt together to prevent slippage, if needed.) Using a ballpoint pen, poke through each of the dots on the template so some ink appears on the felt. Once all of the holes have been poked through, remove the template and "connect the dots" on the felt. You should be left with lines indicating where to cut. Carefully cut on all of the lines.
An easy way for me to cut them was to fold the felt in half and cut a small incision where the lines were and then open up the felt so I could cut the rest.
When the lines are all cut, insert the pad into the two long lines as shown below.
Then push your crayons through the holes as shown. If they are feeling tight going in, just cut the felt a tiny bit more being careful not to go through to the next cut.
Next, thread the ribbon through the slits in the back. Some people find it easier to thread the ribbon first before inserting the pad and crayon, but I thought it was pretty simple either way.
Tie the ribbon to close the crayon roll, and your child is ready to create!
My kids loved the art kits and now that I see how easy they are to make, I am thinking of making some as party favors. You can change the felt and ribbon colors to really customize the look.