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I’m a huge fan of creating your own storage out of recycled materials. I love that you can take something as simple as a toilet paper roll and turn it into a DIY paper roll craft pencil holder. There are so many fun possibilities with this paper roll craft and a ton of fun animals you could create. See below for the exact supplies I used as well as the directions for creating your own paper roll pencil holder.
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DIY Paper Roll Craft Pencil Holder Supplies (affiliate links provided for convenience)
- Paper Rolls – You could use toiler paper rolls or these sturdy paper rolls that are great for crafts.
- Fluorescent Acrylic Paint
- White Card Stock
- Make-up Sponge Wedges
- Paint Markers or Sharpie Pen
- Glue dots or Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Fluorescent Colored Pencils for decoration (optional)
Paper Roll Pencil Holder Directions
- Start by covering your paper roll with white card stock. I used glue dots to secure the paper in place. You could also use tape as well.
- Next you’ll paint your paper roll with fluorescent acrylic paint.
- Start by adding a small amount of the colors you want to use directly to the paper roll.
- Use a make-up wedge to spread one color at a time. Each time use a new wedge.
- To blend the colors, add the two colors you are trying to blend to a new make-up sponge and lightly dab onto the paper roll. You can also add each color and then a blended version of both colors to the middle of the sponge to make blending even easier.
- Once the paint is dry you can lightly sketch the animal details with pencil and then fill in using paint markers.
- Add additional details like ears and the llama nose using card stock. For the ears you can paint the card stock to match the colors of the body.
- Once your animals are complete, hot glue the paper rolls to a piece of cutout cardboard. I covered my cardboard with colored card stock before I glued everything down.
- Fill your finished DIY paper roll craft pencil holder with your favorite pencils.
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