A pencil holder from cardboard tubes decorated with craft paint and basic craft materials


Make a practical pencil holder from toilet rolls or other cardboard tubes decorated with craft paint and other craft materials such as card, pom-poms, pipe cleaners etc. Attach all the parts with Sticky Base so that the children won't have to use a hot glue gun.

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1   Paint the cardboard tubes with craft paint.
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2   Alternatively, cover some of the cardboard tubes with paper or card. Here we have secured the paper around the tube with a blob of Sticky Base.
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3   Decorate the cardboard tubes with self-adhesive googly eyes etc. Make the nose by rolling a small piece of pipe cleaner into a coil. Attach the nose onto the tube with a small blob of Sticky Base.
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4   Make stripes by wrapping pipe cleaners around the tube.
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5   Fold a pipe cleaner in half and attach it onto the inside of the tube with a small blob of Sticky Base.
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6   Attach pom-poms for the ears on these amusing creatures.
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7   Stick the tubes together with blobs of Sticky Base between each tube.
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8   Make the base by attaching Sticky Base around the edges of the tubes. Press the tubes onto a piece of card.
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9   Once the Sticky Base is dry (takes approx. 24 hours), cut around the tubes.
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10   The finished pencil holder ready for use.
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