Celebrate back to school with this easy craft stick colored pencils craft. Kids will have lots of fun creating these as they head back to the classroom this school year.
Craft Stick Colored Pencils Craft
If you are looking for a great craft that is also educational, then this craft stick colored pencils craft is the ideal one to create with your little ones. Help them to learn their colors as well as develop their fine motor skills with this fun craft.
Finding a craft that your little ones can enjoy doing while presenting an opportunity for learning can be a great combination.
This colored pencil craft is so fun for your little ones. They can have fun painting and creating the different pencils as well as learning about the colors and differentiating them.
This is such an easy craft for you to do with your children and doesn’t require too much intervention from an adult. Let them have fun making their pencils and choosing different colors.
If you like the idea of this craft stick colored pencil craft, here is everything you need to know to help your little ones make them at home.
Why You’ll Love This Craft
A craft is always a perfect opportunity to spend some time with your children or even to occupy them so that they aren’t always reaching for those screens or tech to keep them amused.
It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills like cutting, gluing, and painting, and with just a little bit of help, kids of all ages can make this craft!
Craft sticks are inexpensive, versatile, and can be turned into about a million different things.
Craft Supplies for Your Colored Pencils
First of all, to make things easy, gather everything you need together and set it out on a flat work surface. A table is ideal for this.
- Craft sticks
- Tan cardstock
- Acrylic paint – red, blue, green, yellow, orange, etc.
- Glue stick
How to Make The Colored Pencils
This easy coloring pencil craft is a fun way to kick off the school year, and kids of all ages will love doing it. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Firstly, gather everything you need for the craft and set it out. Begin by painting a single regular-sized craft stick in the color of your choice.
2. Once one is done, you can then continue painting more craft sticks to create a full box of colored pencils. Let the paint dry completely.
3. While the paint is drying, cut small triangles from tan cardstock. This will be your pencil point.
4. When the paint is completely dry, glue the triangle to the top of the craft stick.
5. Finally, dip the tip of the triangle in the corresponding paint color to create the colored tip.
6. Repeat for all the colors of colored pencils, and your craft is complete.
- You could have a go at making your own packaging or box for the pencil once they are made. Using some card, you could fold up a box shape and cut a window inside so that you can see the colors available. Just as you would see if buying a pack of pencils in the shop. Have fun decorating the box.
- Use glitter instead of paint for the colors. This can get a little messy, but it is also a lot of fun. Add a layer of glue and sprinkle over the glitter, or use glitter pens for something different.
- If you don’t have craft sticks, you could cut strips of very thick card. Toilet rolls or kitchen rolls could be useful for this.
- You might not have all the colors, so why not use this as a chance to mix different colors together? The perfect experiment and a fun extension of this creative craft.
- Why not use sticks instead? Go out and collect small thin sticks and then have fun painting them. Autumn is the perfect time to collect sticks outside and turn them into something fun and colorful.
Notes and tips
- This is a great craft for younger ones. There is a little bit of intricate cutting needed, but safety scissors will make this easier. Or you may need to help little ones with that part of the craft.
- Set everything out ready so that your little ones can enjoy this craft independently. Use little jars for the paint, or add a dollop of each paint color on a plate. Small and thin art brushes are easier to handle for this craft.
- You can make as many pencils as you like. There are some great suggestions later in this post for what they can be used for.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is definitely a craft that would be more suitable for younger ones. Older children may want to get involved with helping little ones.
You may find that older children might give this craft ago if there was a purpose to it, for example, making a card or even using the pencils as fun labels for their desk area in their bedroom.
These pencils would make the perfect decoration for a homemade card. You could stick the DIY pencils onto folded card and make a “good luck” card, perfect for a first day of school or a new job for a parent, friend, or family member.
They can also be added to a picture or even used as labels on a desk. You could stick each pencil onto a drawer and label the pencils with what is inside it.
You can easily substitute things for what you have at home. You could color the craft sticks with felt tips or markers instead of paints. Or even use a card or other sticks you have collected to make the pencils. There are some great suggestions in the variations section.
More Fun Back-to-School Crafts
If you like these cute crayon crafts, make sure to check out these other great ideas for the back-to-school season!
- School Bus Craft – use up more of those craft sticks and make this bus craft!
- Chalkboard Craft – perfect for a cute little note or a first-day back photo prop!
Hopefully, this will have encouraged you to give the craft stick colored pencils craft a try. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more fun crafts!
Colored Pencils Craft
- Craft sticks
- Tan cardstock
- Acrylic paint red, blue, green, yellow, orange, etc.
- Glue stick
- Begin by painting a single regular sized craft stick in the color of your choice.
- Continue painting more craft sticks to create a full box of colored pencils. Let the paint dry completely.
- While the paint is drying, cut small triangles from tan cardstock.
- When the paint is completely dry, glue the triangle to the top of the craft stick.
- Finally, dip the tip of the triangle in the corresponding paint color.
- Repeat for all the colors of colored pencils.
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