Plastic soap holder as crayon container
Tracy's smart hack works at home or on the road:
We use a plastic bar soap holder (the kind that has a top and a bottom that you could use for travel or in your shower). Take crayons out of a standard 24-crayon cardboard box and put them in the soap holder instead. You never have to worry about it tearing, it's great for travel and if you want to be able to see all your available colors while coloring, you can put 1/2 the crayons in the top and 1/2 in the bottom (also keeps them from rolling around on the table).