Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sat, 21 Aug 2010
Almost the end of the school holidays, here is another little pencil case to make, to keep your pencils in, before you go.
Age: 6 and
Craft foam sheets or shapes
White craft glue
How to make
- Start with two identical sized shapes, such as a circle or
heart. Put glue around the border of one of the
shapes, leaving about ¾"
where you will insert the pencil. (See
Press the second shape onto the
first, sandwiching them
together. The glue will need to dry for several
overnight, but you can decorate the outside now.
- Decorate the outside of the craft foam shape using pom-poms,
wiggle eyes, other foam shapes, glitter glue,
sequins, whatever you
like. We made a black bear using pom-poms for ears
and a nose and a
couple of wiggle eyes. (See photo.)
- We also made a flower using several pom-poms and a bird using wiggle eyes and other craft foam shapes. (See photo.)
Once the toppers have dried completely,
insert the eraser end of a pencil
carefully into the opening.
Drying time is important for this project.
If you try to insert
the pencil too soon, the glue may still be tacky
and could pull away
from the foam causing your topper to split open.
You can use white craft glue as we did, or
you can purchase
special glue made just for craft foam at a craft
Craft foam comes in
convenient value packs in various shapes, sizes,
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