In the Montessori environment, colored pencils and crayons are organized in individual holders, so that the child can truly focus on his choice (which is not the case when he grasps one random color from a zippered pouch). This also encourages order, not only in the classroom but also in the child’s mind.
In the picture above, we used glass yoghurt pots for our wax crayons. Here is another, very simple idea for pencils:
It’s just a piece of wood (leftovers from our home-made red rods) with 11 holes in it. Easy to make, to use, to carry, very simple and functional.
If you want each crayon to have its place, just paint inside the holes with the corresponding color.