once we were out of the bottle phase, it just didn't really hold a purpose on our counter anymore. then for whatever reason one day while we were coloring, i realized that the drying rack would make the absolute perfect little crayon holder. it displays all of the colorful crayons perfectly and made it easy for hads to grab (and put back) a crayon of her choice with her newly gripping fingers. clean up time was made easier too. no more cramming all of the crayons back into the small box.
plus, i think the all of these pretty colors brighten up our little playroom.