How To | Toilet Paper Tube Pencil

Teacher Gift, Toilet Paper Tube Pencil, Kid Craft

This week we are gearing up for the start of school next week. We will be meeting L’s teacher tonight for the first time so we made her a handmade gift. This toilet paper tube pencil has a chocolate bar hidden inside. You never know when the teacher might have a bad day and need a bit of chocolate!

How To | Toilet Paper Tube Pencil

Supplies:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Yellow Paint
  • Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Clear Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Black Book Binding Tape or Electrical Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 4″ Square of Pink Tissue Paper
  • Letter Stickers
  • Download: Pencil Tip Template

How To:

  1. Paint toilet paper tube yellow and let dry. (Pic.1)
  2. Download and print Pencil Tip Template. Cut pencil tip from paper (I used recycled newsprint to get the right color). Shade the tip of the pencil tip with a pencil to make it look like a pencil tip.
  3. Form a cone shape with the paper pencil tip. Use clear tape to hold it together and secure it to one end of the toilet paper tube.
  4. Cut a 6″ piece of masking tape. Cut the long edge of the masking tape into a zig-zag pattern. (Pic. 2)
  5. Wrap masking tape around toilet paper tube where pencil tip and the tube meet. (Pic. 3)
  6. Use a pencil to draw lines down the side of the toilet paper tube. (Pic. 4)
  7. Cut out a 4″ square of pink tissue paper. To form the eraser tip, wrap the tissue paper over the open end of the toilet paper tube. Wrap a piece of masking about 1.5″ from the top. (Pic. 5)
  8. Remove tissue paper eraser from end of tube. Trim off the extra tissue paper that is below the masking tape. (Pic. 6)
  9. Add candy or chocolate bar to the inside of the pencil tube. (Pic. 7)
  10. Slide tissue paper eraser back over the end of the pencil tube. (Pic. 8)
  11. Secure eraser to pencil tube using black tape.
  12. Add teacher’s name using letter stickers.
  13. Add a tag or note that reads, “If you have a stressful day, break this open for a chocolate treat.”

* Click on the thumbnails to see larger images.

 

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