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Fab Five Pencil Holders

Organize your desk space with the best pals around! These DIY pencil holders are easy to make and a great way to recycle old tin cans from the kitchen. Be sure to collect up to five tin cans of various sizes, so you can channel each distinct detail of Mickey, Pluto, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Once complete, fill with markers, craft supplies, pens and pencils.

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What You’ll Need

  • 5 tin cans, various sizes
  • Felt sheets (red, white, black, yellow, green, grey, light blue, dark blue, & orange)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

How To Make It

  1. Remove labels from tin cans. Use soap and water to scrub clean and set aside to dry.
  2. To create the Mickey-inspired pencil holder: Place a tin can onto a sheet of red felt. Trim to fit the height and circumference of the can. Secure seam with hot glue. Measure a 1-inch piece of yellow felt to wrap around the bottom of the tin can. Measure a 1.5-inch piece of black felt to wrap around the top edge of the tin can. Add 2 white ovals for Mickey’s iconic buttons.
  3. To create the Pluto-inspired pencil holder: Place a tin can onto a sheet of yellow felt. Trim to fit the height and circumference of the can. Secure seam with hot glue. Measure a 1-inch piece of green felt to wrap around the middle of the tin can. Add a small grey circle for Pluto’s iconic name tag.
  4. To create the Minnie-inspired pencil holder: Place a tin can onto a sheet of red felt. Trim to fit the height and circumference of the can. Secure seam with hot glue. Add a bunch of white polka dots for Minnie’s iconic look.
  5. To create the Donald-inspired pencil holder: Place a tin can onto a sheet of light blue felt. Trim to fit the height and circumference of the can. Secure seam with hot glue. Cut out a V-shape from yellow felt for Donald’s collar. Add a red bow shape.
  6. To create the Goofy-inspired pencil holder: Place a tin can onto a sheet of orange felt. Trim to fit the height and circumference of the can. Secure seam with hot glue. Measure a dark blue piece of felt to fit the bottom half of the tin can. Measure a 1-inch piece of green felt to wrap around the top of the tin can. Add two black pieces of felt for Goofy’s iconic ears.
  7. Let all pencil holders dry completely before using.

Notes

All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.

Posted 3 months Ago
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