Craft Foam Pencil Toppers

Add character to your pencils by creating these cute craft foam pencil toppers.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small craft materials such as beads or wiggle eyes are choking hazards. These are not appropriate for use by children below the age of three.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Craft Foam Pencil Toppers craft

Materials

  • Pencils
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White glue
  • Decorative materials (yarn, sequins,
    pipe cleaner, etc.)

Steps

Step 1 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 1. Think about what image or character you'd like for your pencil topper. Draw your designs on craft foam. If you need patterns, we have the following printables:
Step 2 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 2. Cut out then glue the craft foam pieces together.
Step 3 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers Ask for an adult's help3. Punch a small hole through the center of your craft foam character using the tip of a pencil. Push the pencil a bit more so that a little part of the pencil's body passes through the hole.
Step 4 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 4. Remove the pencil. If your pencil topper needs a face, glue on a pair of wiggle eyes.
Step 5 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 5. Draw the mouth and other details with colored markers or crayons.
Step 6 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 6. Glue on other details if you like.
Step 7 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 7. Insert the upper end of a pencil through the hole on your pencil topper. Around ¼ inch of the pencil's eraser tip or top end should poke through the hole, creating the nose for your pencil topper character.
Step 8 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 8. You may cover the top end of the pencil with a small ball of self-hardening clay to create a funny nose.
Step 9 Craft Foam Pencil Toppers 9. This is a quick and easy craft so decorate as many pencils as you like.

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