I had a brainstorm while eating my last piece of gum today. This is the perfect size for some crayons! My daughter has a plastic school box full of crayons but I can't really throw it in my purse for a meal out or a trip to the doctor's office. She loves to draw and write so a small notebook and crayons always occupies her while we are out and about. For this idea, I used a large empty Mentos gum container, colored duck tape and crayons. I covered the outside of the container with the duck tape. We had yellow on hand (although when the fun prints go on sale or I have a coupon I will pick some up for future projects).
I am going to work on other materials that would cover and look better due to the rippled outside of the container but this works for now. I also want to cover the top of the lid with a label of some sort to cover the gum label. It fits about 8 crayons with plenty of room to close the lid.
An easy solution to throw some crayons in a bag and go! Or to keep them in my purse at all times so we always have some when we need them!