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and The Kingdom Experiment: Youth Edition
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These pencil packs make a simple, inexpensive gift for your friends on the first day of school!
Who doesn’t love getting gifts for going back to school? These pencils are an inexpensive, easy DIY you can leave in your friends’ lockers as a first-day-of-school surprise!
DIY Project: Pencil Pack
Cost: Less than $5
- 3 or 4 pieces of patterned scrapbook paper
- 1 pack of pencils
- Modge Podge®
- Paint brush
- Ribbon, twine or rope
Step 1: Take one piece of patterned paper and measure it against the pencil. Cut the paper to cover the entire wooden part of the pencil
Step 2: Paint the back of the patterned paper and the wooden part of the pencil with Modge Podge.
Step 3: Wrap the paper tightly around the pencil, and use your fingers to make sure it’s glued securely. Cut off the extra paper once the entire pencil is covered.
Step 4: Paint the outside of the paper with Modge Podge to completely seal it. (This will help the paper to stay on when you start writing all those essays!)
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 to make your set of pencils. After they dry, tie a bow around the set with ribbon, twine or rope.
That’s it! An easy, fast DIY to let your friends know they’re loved. Keep an eye out for my next post about a DIY project that pairs well with this one—together making the perfect gift!