|Kathleen's Pencil Cup gift for her son's teacher.|
My friend Kathleen brought the supplies over for Funday today to make this cute pencil cup for her son's 4th grade teacher. I can't take any credit for actually making this item, but since she doesn't blog her stuff, I can take credit for snapping the photos of this craft to share with you. :-)
How To Make the Pencil Cup:
|Supplies for decorating cup.|
- 2 boxes (20 each) yellow #2 pencils
- wood letter initials
- paint for letter initials
- inexpensive pencil cup (this one came from Walmart)
- ribbon to tie around center
- glue gun
- styrofoam ball, glass marbles (see UPDATE below)
Use glue gun to glue pencils around the cup.
After all pencils are glued, mark a line at level where ribbon is desired.
Measure and cut ribbon. Use glue gun to adhere ribbon to cup.
|Pencil cup with pencils and ribbon added.|
Dec. 19, 2012 UPDATE: I was in my daughter's kindergarten classroom today where I noticed the original pencil cup that inspired Kathleen's cup. I noticed that the pens and pencils stick out the top of the tall pencil cup.
|The original inspiration. Notice the pencils stick out the top?|
|There is a styrofoam ball and glass marbles inside the up to elevate the bottom of it.|
Cute and useful gift for a teacher.