Learn to make this rainbow stick pencil holder using only a few supplies. DIY Simple pencil holder with step-by-step instructions.
These popsicle stick pencil holders are a great craft for kids of all ages, especially for school-age kids. It gives them the creativity to make something that they will use every day!
These fun pen holder crafts would be great crafts in class. Each child gets to make their own simple holder would be all kinds of fun. They also make a great gift. Craft sticks always make a fun craft for young children and older.
Popsicle Stick Pencil Holders
A pen holder is one stationery item we all need in our homes, offices, or schools. While many people use mugs and glass or plastic containers as pen holders, we can also make a DIY popsicle stick pencil holder!
My crafts usually revolve around coloring pages and color-by-number activities; therefore, my kids have tons of colored pencils, markers, crayons, paintbrushes, and pens. And to keep them all organized, I need pen holders, lots of em’!
I used to get mugs and all sorts of containers to keep the colors in place; however, at the same time, I wanted to give my kids’ rooms a bright and cheery look. So, I decided to make popsicle stick pencil holders for them.
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Why Make Popsicle Stick Pen Holders?
Why make a popsicle stick pen holder when you can get a variety of them at a stationery shop? Well, for starters, DIY popsicle stick pencil holders are cost-effective. You can make them using everyday items that are lying around our homes, like scissors, craft glue, empty jars, and of course, popsicle sticks.
Secondly, popsicle stick pen holders are an excellent way to let your kids' creativity out. You can help them cut and paste, but let them use their imaginations to decorate the pen holder. Crafts of all kinds are good for our children, as they help them develop fine motor skills, learn hand-eye coordination, and be creative.
Also, this popsicle stick pen holder craft is fun! It is a great way to keep the kids busy during winter break, weekends, or summer holidays. If you're looking for a rainbow craft for St. Patrick's Day, then we've got you covered.
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How to Make Popsicle Stick Pencil Holder?
This popsicle stick pencil holder is so easy to make; you only need 5 supplies for it. We’ll need scissors, glue, popsicle sticks, an empty glass or plastic jar, and paper yarn. I’m sure most of these items will be easily available in your homes. If not, you can quickly dash to the nearby arts and crafts store to get them.
The process of making the pencil holder is also pretty easy. You simply need to line the popsicle sticks around the jar with glue till it's completely covered. You can either use multi-colored popsicle sticks to give your pencil holder a rainbow effect or use popsicle sticks of the same color. It totally depends on your preference.
Once the base is ready, it’s time to get decorating! We will stick the paper yarn on the top and bottom of the popsicle sticks to hold them in place and also to give the jar a decorative look.
Now that the basic popsicle stick DIY pencil holder craft is ready, you can add as many embellishments to it as you want to personalize it. For instance, you can stick pom poms, stickers, flowers, and beads or use glitter to make them shine.
If you had fun making this popsicle stick pen holder, you can find plenty of other popsicle stick crafts, coloring pages, and different arts and crafts activities on my website. So, do check it out!
What You Need To Make Pencil Holder Craft
- Popsicle Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Paper yarn or Rubberband
How to Make a Pencil Holder Out of Popsicle Sticks
Start with hot gluing the popsicle sticks around the outside of the jar. Vary the different colors in whatever way you wanted to make your own designs. Rainbow are my favorite colors, so I went with that.
Finish gluing the popsicle sticks around the entire jar.
While waiting for the popsicle sticks to dry, unravel your paper yarn or grab your rubber bands.
Wrap the paper yarn around the pen holder craft three times. Add hot glue to a few points around the outside of the popsicle sticks under the yarn.
Add glue to the bottom of the yarn wrapped around the bottom as well.
Once everything had dried, add your pencils and pens. Viola, the cutest rainbow popsicle stick pencil holder!
We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoy making it for you!
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- Hot Glue Gun
- Start with hot gluing the popsicle sticks around the outside of the jar.
- Finish gluing the popsicle sticks around the entire jar.
- While waiting for the popsicle sticks to dry, unravel your paper yarn or grab your rubber bands.
- Wrap the paper yarn around the pen holder craft three times. Add hot glue to a few points around the outside of the popsicle sticks under the yarn.
- Add glue to the bottom of the yarn wrapped around the bottom as well.
- Once everything had dried, add your pencils and pens.
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