Sisters with Flair

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Looking Sharp

My third child loves to draw and is constantly looking for “his” pencil; my youngest child, on the other hand, is always stealing his brother’s pencil so I thought this would be an appropriate craft for both of them.

What was the best part about this project? I used recycled “safety” envelopes, you know, the kind that come every day in junk mail. The patterns are so soothing and pretty together and every day, one or two new patterns arrive for free!

The worst part about this project is it really takes more fine motor skills than a five year old can handle. Consider yourself warned…


Paper –nearly anything will work
Small/Medium Pain Brush
Modge Podge


  1. Gather supplies

  2. Cut strips of paper just over one inch in width and the length of your un-sharpened pencils. Mine were just under 7” (you don’t cover the metal or eraser part).

  3. Brush Modge Podge on the back side of a strip of paper (you’ll want to do one at a time).Make sure you don’t have glue on your fingers and lay the pencil on the edge of the paper and carefully roll the paper onto the pencil. Carefully make sure the paper is smooth around the pencil and lightly brush additional modge podge under the exposed paper edge if needed.

  4. Let dry; at least ½ an hour, the best is overnight

  5. Sharpen and get to work!

1 comment:

  1. Those pencils look so fun! Maybe if I make some for my kids they'll want to do their homework!