Now that the kids are back to school, hopefully you have finished up all of your supply shopping and have these eager students organized in the classroom.
However the work doesn’t stop there, so a simple way I am keeping my kiddos ready at home is through setting up a Homemade Pencil Holder.
My children have designated study areas, but they struggle to get started if they are missing the required items to complete their work.
Plus finding a sharpened pencil seems to always be a challenge, so I am hoping that our special creations make this a little easier.
If you would like to recreate this Homemade Pencil Holder craft you will need the following:
– Empty and Clean Vegetable Can
– Safety Scissors
– Various Colors of Construction Paper
– Pencil or Crayons
– Optional items like buttons, gems, or yarn
To get started with your Homemade Pencil Holder, first empty and clean a vegetable can.
Be sure that it is dry and that there are no sharp edges on the inside where the lid was removed.
Next, have your child select a solid color of construction paper to be the base of their creation. I measured our cans to be around 4 and 1/2 inches tall so I used a ruler to trace that length and we cut out what we needed with the safety scissors.
The left over construction paper was then set aside.
The base paper then needs to be glued around the outside of the can. Make sure that you add plenty of glue to secure it and once dried, cut off any excess paper along the edges.
Then, take any leftover construction paper and cut into random small shapes.
This can be used to make mosaic designs or add color to the outside of the holder.
Once you have all of the art supplies ready, let your child’s artistic side loose and have them assemble their Homemade Pencil Holder to make it their own.
I have to say that I am impressed with my children’s designs and can see their personalities shine through.
Not only are we using these holders for pencils, but we also used one for leftover craft stickers and a glue stick and the other was the perfect size for a bottle of glue and tape.
They turned out so cute, that I may end up making one or two for my own desk.
Carlee @ FLL