Make this quick and easy Crayon Organizer for the kids to store their crayons or even colored pencils or markers. It's cheap, easy to make, easy to use, and a pretty way to organize the coloring mess!
Easy Crayon Organizer
Coloring is one of my kids' favorite activities. I haven't seen a day go by where there weren't crayons strew all over the place in quite some time. Unfortunately, crayons are also one of our puppy's favorite treats to sneak. So my kids' passion and the dog's indulgence don't really go that well together. Naturally, I've been trying to come up with a solution to this problem, which is where this Easy Crayon Organizer idea came from. It's easy to make, easy to use, sturdy, and cheap. So it pretty much has it all, I'd say.
To get started making your own, you'll need a few supplies (and possibly a handy husband if you're not great with power tools, like me!). Let's get started!
Supplies for Your Easy Crayon Organizer
- A cut block of wood, about 4"x 4"x 6"
- ⅜" Wood or general purpose drill bit
- A 24 box of crayons
- Optional-- Paint or a poly finish. You can get a spray finish to make it super easy.
Easy Crayon Organizer Directions
1. Getting your supplies is honestly going to be the hardest part. We just used scrap wood that we have leftover from our renovations, but you can 4"x 4"'s at your local hardware store, too. Sometimes they'll even cut it for you there. Just ask about it! Anyway, ours is cut to about 6 inches long but if you want to fit more than 24 crayons, you can make yours longer.
2. You'll need someone handy with a drill. I am not allowed around power tools, so Mr. Gracious generously stepped in to help me with this project. Using a drill and your ⅜" drill bit, drill holes into one side of your block. We drilled about 6 holes in 4 rows, and we staggered them. Drill as straight down as you can or your crayons will end up sideways.
3. If you'd like to paint or finish your crayon organizer, do that now. You can use spray paint, acrylic paint, or a clear spray finish. Be sure to keep the holes clear of paint or your crayons may not fit. I had planned to paint mine white and then stencil the word "COLOR" onto it, but then I decided that I liked the natural look and just left it as is.
4. Once the paint is dry, you can place your crayons in the easy crayon organizer, and you're ready to color!
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