You might have seen those crayon rolls or pencil rolls all over the place lately. My 9-year-old daughter and I came up with a very simple version that only took about 30 minutes to make, including taking way too much time trying to choose the ribbon to go with it. She made it for her little sister for Christmas.
We used a piece of scrap ribbon we already had, a cloth napkin we already had and colored pencils, of course.
Fold the napkin up about halfway and stitch up the sides. To save a step, insert the ribbon (folded in half to make 2 lengths) in one side before you sew it.
To make each pencil 'pocket', we sewed straight lines every 1 1/2 inches. But we ended up going back and sewing another line in between those and the pencils fit perfectly.
Put your pencils in their new home, roll it up and tie it with the ribbon.