Crayon Holder

Kid-invented product uses plastic tube for grip to enable children to hold the smallest broken pieces and still draw

Crayon Holder

The Crayon Holder makes drawing easier for little hands. A simple but brilliant product, the crayon holder can hold the smallest piece of crayon and still draw.


Invented by Cassidy Goldstein at the age of eleven, The Crayon Holder solved a common problem: how to grip crayons when they are broken and too small to use. Confronted with a bucket of broken crayons, Cassidy pondered a way to make use of them to finish her drawing. Inspired by the plastic tubes used to keep roses fresh while being transported, Cassidy created a holder that would grab the small pieces of a broken crayon.

The crayon holder also benefits children who find the small crayons hard to handle, and it helps keep fingers clean. The Crayon Holder packaging features Cassidy and her story as an inspiration to other kids that they too can invent and turn ideas into profits.

"Kids have tremendous creative potential that has not been recognized for commercial application," said Daniel Gwartz of By Kids For Kids. "Ideas like Cassidy's crayon holder demonstrate the true potential of kids to innovate and we are honored to have Wal-Mart taking the lead in supporting her product.

By Kids For Kids inspires and rewards kids for innovation excellence and encourages young people to pursue problem solving in their education and careers.