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Crayola Create It Yourself

DIY Crafts & Art Projects for Kids and Adults

Spring Season

Tin Can Pencil Holder

Find a place for pencils, pens, and art or writing supplies in a custom pencil holder. This upcycled craft reuses a tin can you already have on hand!

Supplies

Elaborate Escapes Coloring Pages
Crayola No. 2 Pencil
Blunt Tip Scissors
No-Run Washable School Glue
Washable Kids' Paint
Paint Brushes
Colored Pencils
Upcycled Tin Can
Liquid Measuring Cup
Water
Mason Jar with Lid

Instructions

  1. Pick a coloring page from the coloring book. Turn page to landscape format. With pencil, mark tin can height on coloring page. Cut along line using scissors.
  2. Color and shade coloring page with colored pencils.
  3. Unbend paper clips into straight lines. Cut the paper clips if necessary, to make them different lengths.
  4. Create glue mixture by adding equal parts water and glue in a mason jar. Twist on lid and shake until well combined.
  5. Use paint brush to apply glue mixture to the entirety of the non-colored side of the coloring page. Wrap glue-side of coloring page around tin can, then apply more glue mixture to the seam and overtop the coloring page.
  6. Dry 2 hours, then fill with pencils, pens, paint brushes, and supplies

CIY Staff Tips

  1. Be careful of any uneven edges on the tin can! Adult assistance required.
  2. Save any leftover glue mixture for future decoupage art projects!