One of the things I keep with me at all times is crayons. It’s one of the quickest and smallest things I can pull out of my purse to entertain the kiddos. I’ll never forget the time we went to a restaurant expecting to offer them a coloring page and crayons and they were out! We don’t make that mistake anymore.

I noticed I had a little plastic case that would be just perfect for taking our crayons on the go and keeping them from breaking.

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It’s an upcycled mini First Aid kit! Once we had used all the supplies inside I hung onto the case because I just knew I could use it for something. I spiced it up a little bit by adding duct tape to the top.

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All you need is one of these mini Johnson&Johnson first aid kits (I got this at Target) and a Duck Tape sheet. I used the rainbow design but they have so many fun patterns to choose from.

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I made a pattern of the container by simply using a thin sheet of paper and tracing around the indention at the top. I cut that pattern out and used it to cut out the tape.

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Place the tape on top and fill it up with crayons! This holds a box of 16 perfectly and there’s even a little room for a few more if you’d like.

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I bet you can reuse lots of small plastic containers by adding duct tape! What a fun way to upcycle old things that you’d normally just toss in the trash.