Fluffy Tree Pencil Toppers

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These fluffy foofy funny pencils are meant to look like the trees from The Lorax; they’re a fantastic craft if you’ve recently read the book with your child… Or just to have the coolest back-to-school pencils in the room!

To make the pencils, first wrap in tape. We used yellow washi tape and then wound around that with black.

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The trick of winding the tape at an angle was a bit difficult for Travis, but I was proud of him trying!

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Next we used craft boas and small Styrofoam balls for the tops of the trees. You can attach the boas with tacky glue, which will require a bit more patience, but Travis requested hot glue. That made this a grown-up step! Glue one portion at a time, working around until the whole ball is covered, then trim off any excess boa.

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Poke a sharpened pencil into each Styrofoam ball to make a hole; now flip the pencil around and hot glue the eraser end into the hole you’ve created.

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Your pencil tree is ready to use!

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