For our Christmas homemade gift exchange, Dan picked Joe's name. When the kids are a bit older, we'll let them go at it on their own, but this year Pete helped Dan with his project. They made a wood crayon holder. I had originally seen one of these at an art fair and thought it would be easy to recreate. It's simply a piece of wood with holes drilled into the top. Dan made it a bit more personalized by writing on the side, then Pete traced his letters with a wood burner.
Now when Joe is coloring, he can see all the colors at a glance. And taking them out of the holes and putting them back in is half the fun!