Pens and pencils are part of your child's daily routine. Whether it's homework, doing a crossword or making their latest drawing using coloring pencils, your child can never have too many pencil holders to store their ever growing store of pens. What better way to create a pencil holder than by using popsicle sticks which would otherwise have been thrown out? Summer is a time for eating ice creams and we never give a second thought to the extra sticks that go in the trash, not realizing that we could upcycle them into miniature pieces of art. Here is a fun way to make your own pencil holder and is an activity which kids are sure to want to take part in.
: 5 minutes preparation time and 20 minutes to complete the holder
: Over 7's (adult supervision recommended for younger children)
If you are aiming for something with a bit of sparkle, try placing some stick-on jewels on the topmost layer or sprinkle some glitter on the top edges, or even on the inner part of the base. For a more vintage and whimsical touch, string through a ribbon on the top most layer for a subtle hint of color. Feathers are an even more flamboyant way to personalize your pen holder and can be glued onto the outer sides of the holder. The important point to remember when adding embellishments is to have fun and unleash your creative side!
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