The church that I attend has a small Christian school. There aren't many students, mainly because there is such a huge gap in ages. Lots of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 yo children, but only one 7 yo, one 8 yo, and one 13 yo. After that nothing until 23. Like I said, a huge gap. Anyway, every year we have an end-of-the-year ceremony and graduation (if there is anyone to graduate). This year there are four 5 yo children graduating from Kindergarten. At the reception following the ceremony, they are usually given little presents by proud parents, grandparents and any one else that attends.
This year I decided to make crayon rolls (completely in the hoop) with each child's name on the inside.
The crayon rolls are a free download from Planet Applique when you join their Yahoo group. The crayons will cover up their names, but younger children, and some older kids, just seem to love to have their names on every thing, so I thought these would still be a great little gift.
The crayon rolls, along with crayons (of course!), and an activity book will each be inside a drawstring backpack that I bought from Oriental Trading. Each backpack has the child's name and color co-ordinates with their crayon roll. Got to be matchy-matchy.
I also made a set for Rachael, but she snatched hers as soon as I finished them.