Friday, August 15

Puffy Tissue Paper Pencil



Depending on where you live, your kids are either back in school by now or they will be within the next couple of weeks. In the spirit of "back to school" I've created this fun art project for the kids shaped like a pencil. It's a great after school project, or a fun art assignment if you're a teacher!








You will need:

Recycled cardboard or card stock
Tissue paper: pink, gold (or silver), yellow, white, black
Aleene's Tacky School Glue
Pencil with an eraser
Pencil pattern

Print off the pattern provided. If you are using card stock, you can print it directly onto the card stock. If using cardboard, print on regular paper, cut it out and trace it onto the cardboard. Another option is to just glue the cut-out pattern directly to the cardboard so that your child will have the pattern lines to use as a guide.

Tear or cut tissue paper into squares. They do not need to be perfect, but try to keep them roughly the same size so that your finished project is fairly even.



Apply Tacky Glue to the eraser section of the pencil pattern.



Place your pencil's eraser into the center of a pink tissue paper square.

Wrap the square around the pencil eraser.

Stick the tissue paper into the glue using the eraser, then pull the pencil up and out, leaving the tissue paper standing in the glue.



Repeat these steps with pink squares for the eraser, gold squares for the metal section of the pencil, yellow for the pencil body, white for the wood, and finally black for the lead.


Here's something else you'll like for back to school - Dr. Seuss inspired printable bookmarks! Enjoy and have fun!

Project created by Amanda Formaro for I Love to Create. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and author of the  books "Rubber Band Mania" and "Duct Tape Mania", the first two in a series of craft books for kids. She has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.

Head over to our TIE DYE YOUR SUMMER site for even more inspiration, how-to's, and fun videos to get you mega-inspired for some DIY summer fun!

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