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Celebrate mom or that other special person in your life with this easy to make flower pen! This is a great craft made with things found around the home and if you make a bunch you can give a bouquet someone is sure to love!


Things you will need:

  • Craft foam in the colors of your choice
  • Chenille sticks
  • Green ribbon
  • A pencil
  • A pen (one per flower pen)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape (optional)
  • Markers (optional)


Step 1: Starting at the tip of the pen, dab a little glue and begin wrapping the ribbon around the pen. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries. Continue dabbing glue as you wrap your way up the pen.


Step two: Dab some glue on the end of the pen and wrap the ribbon around it tightly. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries.


Step 3: While the glue dries on the pen, draw and cut out some flower shapes from the craft foam. You can use the pen as a guide so as not to make the flower too large. Once you cut the pieces out you can decorate them with markers, glitter or other decorations.


Step four: Glue the flower pieces together.


Step five: Wrap the chenille stick tightly around the top of the pen. You should use a color that closely resembles the color of your flower. After wrapping the chenille stick several times, snip off the excess using the flower as your guide.


Step six: Carefully draw a line of glue down the chenille stick as shown and press it onto the back of your flower making sure the chenille stick is not visible on the front of the pen. Add a piece of clear tape to secure if necessary.


Congratulations! You have made a beautiful spring flower pen for mom or that other special adult in your life. You can make a bunch of pens and give a bouquet or make a bunch of interchangeable  flower tops to mix-and-match with notebooks, outfits and other things. The choice is yours! Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and photos in the comment section. Happy crafting!


Jazz up your No.2 pencils with this cute and easy pencil topper craft! You can follow along and make the frog shown below or get creative and create your own design using the same technique. The possibilities are endless. This project is perfect for art classes, after school programs, a rainy day, you name it!

Things you will need:

  • A pipe cleaner (You’ll need green for the frog)
  • A piece of craft foam (You’ll need green for the frog
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A pencil for drawing with
  • Markers (You’ll need green and black for the frog)
  • A brand new pencil for topping

Step 1: Begin by drawing the shape of a frog on a piece of craft foam. Make sure that the frog is not too big other wise it might not sit right on top of the pencil. You can place the pencil under your drawing as a guide. Once you draw the frog, carefully cut it out.

Step 2: Once you cut out the frog outline it in green marker and add a smile in black marker. You can add additional details if you’d like.

Step 3: Take a pair of googly eyes and glue them to the frog and let dry.

Step 4: While the glue is drying begin wrapping the pipe cleaner around the top of an unused pencil. Start at the base of the metal piece that holds the eraser in place and wrap tightly until you reach the end of the eraser. Use the scissors to cut off the excess pipe cleaner leaving about a 1in tail for attaching the frog.

Step 5: Center a line of glue down the back of the frog and press the pipe cleaner down firmly. You can add a piece of clear tape to hold everything in place if you need to.  Let the pencil topper dry.

Congratulations! You have made a super cute and easy pencil topper. These toppers add a little flair to a plain pencil but remove easily when you need to use the eraser. Just pull the topper off to erase and then slide it back on. Did you do this project differently? Did you make a different animal? Make crazy shapes instead? Please share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!

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