Back to School Craft

By now, your kids have probably been in school for almost a week. I think getting back into the school routine is probably the hardest thing for me and my kids. One thing I try and do with them is a daily craft (it seems time-consuming to plan but it really isn’t.) Most times I let my kids browse around Pinterest and come up with crafts to make.

Today, they decided that they wanted to make a craft for their new teachers. So sweet eh!? Anyway, they chose to make Bookworm pencil holders. Even I got one! It was pretty exciting. Anyway, since my kids had so much fun making these, I thought it’d be fun to share this craft for everyone!

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper roll
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Steps to Complete…

  1. Paint your paper roll with your paint. You may need more than one coat, depending on the thickness of your paint. Set it aside to dry. 
  2. Get a piece of white paper and fold it in two. Cut a circle out of the paper, leaving a small section uncut so the two circles stay attached. Draw two black pupils in the center of each.
  3. Pick a pipe cleaner. Cut out one long length and two short lengths. Make the long length into a figure 8, then attach the two shorter lengths to either side of the “8”.
  4. Grab a piece of paper  Cut out two hand shapes. Make sure these shapes are proportional to the size of your paper roll.
  5. With more construction paper you are now going to make the book for your bookworm. Cut out a rectangle for the cover (in the colour of your choice), cut out two smaller rectangles from white paper for the pages of your book.
  6. Glue these all together at the folds of the papers. Be sure the coloured paper is on the outside and the paper inside. 
  7. Grab your two hands we cut in step 4, glue one hand on each side of the book. Set this aside to dry.
  8. Now, once your paper roll is dry, glue on the eyes you made in step 2. Underneath the eyes, use your black marker to draw a mouth and a tiny nose.
  9. Glue your arms to each side of the paper roll, below your eyes. Glue your pipe cleaner eyeglasses to each side of the eyes.


About nicolehennessey

Mom to Hunter (born March 2013) and Vivian (born October 2015). I was born and raised in London and can't wait to share everything London has to offer to its mamas!

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