One day my Sis and I were talking about her kindergarten class wondering about all the different ways she could present their coloring projects to them. Barb described how the children used color crayons and how they were stored. Having the majority of the color crayons donated, she put all of them in a very large bin throwing away all the individual boxes to save space. She thought if she had a little container for each child, they could manage their own crayons and paper.
So together we came up with this little tote she can use with her children. Each child is given their own Artist’s Tote at the beginning of the year and it’s their responsibility to take care of it, the crayons, and projects within. There are so many novelty fabrics out for children, each child can have a totally different tote, or the tote can be personalized with the child’s favorite imagery/character. What a lovely gift to a little one!
We decided to make an Artist’s Tote out of our Quilter’s Candy Basics. I love using primary colors which are perfect for little color’ers and the tote is easy to just throw in the car to keep little hands busy while driving. This image in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book is my favorite version to be sure! It is easily constructed in a day, so very doable for a number of children for gift giving. Try making one or a dozen to keep on hand for that special child in your life or for donating at Christmas time! Enjoy!
We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Head over to the new Gifty Galore Flickr page and post your project photos there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall. Please post any questions about this project below in the comments and we will gladly respond to you directly.