Can you believe it’s back to school time already?! Summer just flies by! To help get us in the school time spirit, this month’s Wood Connection class is this cute back to school pencil craft. We’re so excited you got yourself the kit! Whether you’re gifting it, or putting it up in your own house, it’s such a cute project for this time of year.
Here’s what’s in your kit:
- Yellow paint (Crocus Yellow), Pink paint (Think Pink), black paint
- Foam brushes
- Wood block and pencil
- Pink paper, yellow paper
- Wood Glue
You will also need:
- A pencil
- Masking or painters tape
How to make it:
Start by painting the pencil yellow, just like a real pencil looks!
Next, paint the pencil tip black. We smudged the paint up just a bit to look like real lead.Also paint the entire block black.
Now trace and cut the paper. This can actually be done at any time–you could trace the paper before painting anything or trace after the whole thing is painted. The paper is double sided, feel free to use either side! To get a real sharpened pencil look, we used some of these awesome scissors from the 90’s-remember when these first came out?! Raid your old craft stash to find a pair, or you could just rip the paper for a similar look. Paint the eraser pink. This is where the painters tape may be useful. You can tape off the yellow while you paint the pink to get clean lines. Remember, the paper will cover the front of the pencil. Use wood glue to attach the paper to the pencil. Paint the glue on the wood first, then press the paper down and smooth it out. Also use wood glue to attach the mini ruler to the block. Let the glue dry and tie a piece of jute around them to finish it off!
Thanks for crafting with us!
As always, our goal is to make crafting EASY and FUN! We hope this was project was both of those. We LOVE teaching these craft classes and putting together the kits. Make sure you keep up with our upcoming classes and kits – be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE. We always post the upcoming classes to our followers first. 🙂