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Back to School Pencil Craft

Back to School Pencil Craft image

Here is a great and creative way to celebrate the back-to-school season! Plus, it uses recycled items! We went to a birthday party last week where the crafty mom passed out these pencil cans filled with treats as favors, so of course I had to make a tutorial and share.


  • 8 1/2" X 11" sheets of cardstock in pink, gray, yellow and tan
  • clean and empty cardboard tube (we used a Pringles can)
  • double-sided tape or glue stick
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (for adult use only)


  1. Trim the gray cardstock paperto a strip 1/2″ by 10″, the yellow cardstock to a strip 8″ by 10″, the pink cardstock to 2 1/2″ by 10″ and the tan to a half circle with a 7 1/4″ diameter.

  2. Adhere the yellow cardstock to the outside of the cardboard tube with a glue stick or double-sided tape. eraser

  3. Adhere the pink cardstock around the base of the tube for the eraser end of the pencil; it will overlap the yellow, and that’s fine.

  4. tipAdhere the gray strip over the seam made by the yellow and pink cardstock.

  5. Curl the tan half circle into a cone and hot glue onto the can’s lid.

  6. leadColor in the “lead” with a black marker.

  7. That’s it! Now you can fill up with whatever goodies your heart desires. Happy back to school season!

  • Rebecca Robinson

    I like “Mustard Pancakes”. My panda cut-out also likes “Mustard Pancakes”. My zebra cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. He also likes “Kipper the Dog”. My zebra cut-out likes Kindergarten math. He also likes first grade math. He also likes second grade math. My dog/horse cut-out is seven days old. My dog/horse cut-out likes “Kipper the Dog”. She also likes “Barney and Friends”. Courtney Campbell from “Mustard Pancakes” has an older brother, Johnny. Someday my horse/moose cut-out will like “Mustard Pancakes”.

  • Ashley

    No becase you won’t put the stuff back on pbs kids now and you won’t do it not nice take off the stuff

  • Lannie Swift

    Actually, Cool Maths Games Online is considered as a way to early develop our kids’ brain. If they don’t like Math at their school, here may be a good solution. It’s sure that the kids will feel excited to try math activities in this game type. It’s funny!

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