Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Art Kits for the kiddos

For months now I've considered making little crayon art kits for the kiddos for church and other times when they need a quiet activity. We have my nephew's name for Christmas among the cousins. My SIL mentioned that he would like a crayon roll. That suggestion got me in gear to finally do this project.

I saw these cute kits done by Kris at Summer at Grandma's House. She used this tutorial, and I did the same.

I actually put together 13 packs, but only finished four--three for my kids and one for my nephew. I didn't sew the dividing lines on the others yet. I am holding onto them for quick birthday gifts for friends. I'll finish them up when I decide what to slip inside and make the sections to fit the contents.



I made just a couple changes to the tutorial. I edge-stitched the entire thing because I think it looks much nicer. I spaced my dividing lines a bit differently. I also added a hair elastic and button to close them rather than the twill tape. This worked perfectly. To get the measurement on the button right, I arranged the contents and folded the pack. Then I marked my spot for the button and sewed it on. I spaced my sections such that the button was behind the section with the notebook to make it easier to sew on.

These are the unfinished kits. I have duplicates of a few of these. This was great, simple sewing for the past weekend when I needed something to take my mind off the awful events of the weekend. Like many of you, sewing is my therapy.

9 comments:

  1. Kati, these are all so wonderful! I think those happy fabrics were good for needed therapy. x Teje

    ReplyDelete
  2. How cute! You were so smart to make a bunch of extras. I'm always wishing I had more time to make little gifts. It would be so much easier if I just had a bunch already on hand!

    ReplyDelete
  3. great idea. Would be something for my little one, too. Nice fabric choices.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great idea, especially to have some on hand for quick gifts!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love these. I have sewn exactly zero things for Christmas. But my kids would love these...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Kati, you just saved my butt! My friend has 3yo twins and I had no idea what to get for them. They frequently eat out so it would be a great thing to make for them along with their mini tote from your free spirit tutorial. You're my Christmas Angel this year!:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. These came out great! I really like the elastic and button closure. I'll probably do that next time since it would be easier to match up and attach than velcro.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute! Those are so fun to make. Great idea to have a bunch ready to fill and gift.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute! I jad wanted to make a few of these too but there was just too much to do. I've decided to do them for a birthday gift

    ReplyDelete