Here’s an easy paper pencil craft for kids! It makes a creative keepsake for the 1st day of school. Or if you’re a homeschooling parent, it could also made and used as a name label for each of your homeschool children. We have included a pencil template for you to make your own 3D paper craft.
How do you make a 3D pencil out of paper?
This fun back to school craft is a fabulous way to get your kids excited about the return to their school. While many parents are opting to do remote learning or homeschool this school season, you can still encourage some excitement of back to school studies using this pencil paper craft. Just gather the supplies and get your kids ready to enjoy some crafting fun together!
- Construction paper: Black, Brown, Yellow, White and Pink
- Black marker
- Glue stick
→ Get the template free here.
Step one is to print the pencil template and cut out all the parts. These will be the templates to use with the construction paper (or cardstock).
Here is a quick look at what you’ll be making in the next steps:
- pink = pencil shape
- yellow = 3 rectangles
- brown = large triangle
- black = small triangle
- white = skinny rectangle strip
Next, trace around each template on to the colored construction paper and then cut out. The small triangle piece is traced and cut from black paper. The large triangle is made with brown paper. The pencil shaped piece is made with pink paper and the thin rectangle is from white paper.
Now, take the large rectangle template template piece and trace it three times from the yellow paper. Cut these out so you have 3 large yellow rectangles.
You’re all set to assemble! Grab the large pencil shaped pink piece and glue the large brown triangle to the top, followed by the small black triangle.
Next, glue the thin white rectangle to the bottom.
Now let’s assemble the middle section. Take each yellow rectangle and write the child’s information on it.
In this example, we did:
- school and teacher
- first and last name
- grade and year
Next, take yellow rectangle #1 and fold it horizontally. Add glue to this section. Place #2 on top of the glue and then fold this piece in half horizontally. Add glue to this section. Then glue #3 on top and fold it in half horizontally.
Finally, glue the 3D yellow rectangle to the center of the pencil.
The paper pencil keepsake craft is complete!
Different Ways to use the Paper Pencil Craft
There are many ways to use this pencil craft to mark the milestone of a new school year, such as:
- Elementary school keepsake.
- Sign for 1st day of school pictures.
- Homeschool or classroom name label for desk.
- Building excitement for the upcoming school year.
As you can see there are a handful of ways you can use this back to school craft in your everyday life! It’s simply a matter of determining how you want to use this 3D paper craft with your kids. You can also change up the wording to just include the name, grade/age, and year.
Your kids will love the fun 3D design and feel a sense of pride as they complete their paper pencil craft.
More 1st Day of School Keepsake Ideas:
Check out the following school crafts and printables pictured or head over to our back to school books post for kindergarten and 1st grade students!