This caddy holds more than 300 pens, pencils, and markers and is almost a year old. It turns out to be remarkably durable and easy to repair.
When my daughter began to use markers and crayons, we ran into a problem: If the container holding them is taller-than-it-is-wide, it will tip. Wider-than-it-is-tall won't tip, but you can't see what you have; it is a big pile in a box. SO: the perfect solution is lots of tall things, glued together into something wide.
Step 1: Lining up to rolls.
A key step in making the caddy sturdy is making sure that the rolls have good contact with each other and the base. First line up to rolls without glue to make sure they will stand next to each other and flat on the board. Sometimes rolls are cut on a slight angle on one end.
Glue them together standing up, so that the bottoms are flat on a flat surface.
Then, lay the whole row on its side so that it dries flat and straight.
Allow the glue to dry overnight.