Here’s an easy project that’s perfect for back-to-school! All you need is some colorful washi tape, and your kids can decorate their plain mechanical pencils to make them a lot more fun!
You could make these pencils to coordinate with the holidays too–black and orange tape for Halloween; red and green (with silver and gold) for Christmas; pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day; green, gold, and white for St. Patrick’s Day; and so on. Get creative, and have fun!
- 1 package of mechanical pencils
- washi tape, multiple colors/designs *Check out the great selection on Amazon here. There are several pages!
- Take a roll of washi tape and slowly wrap one of the pencils. I left a little bit of the solid color at the top of the pencil showing.
- Make sure you overlap the tape as you work down the pencil, and cut off the excess.
- Repeat these steps making as many pencils as you’d like.
- This is a fun back-to-school craft!
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