We are nearly at the end of our summer holidays and all the shops have back to school items on sale. Uniforms, stationery and shoes. Shopping centres are packed with parents trying to get their kids kitted out for the beginning of the new term.
This weekend I had little M who came to visit, she was telling me all about her new school she starts in September and that she has a nice new uniform to wear. She was really excited and showed me her new pencils and pens that her mum has bought for her. The August Bostik Box is also back to school themed this month so Little M and I looked through it to see what we could make. She wanted a pencil tidy pot so with the items in the box we made one.
You will need:
Fabric of choice
How to make pencil tidy pot:
1. Wrap the fabric around the circumference of the cardboard pot. Allow an extra 2 cm of fabric for over lap at the seams and mark it with apen
2. Measure the fabric so that it fits the height of the pot. Add an extra 1 cm to both the top and bottom edges as this will be folded later. Mark this with apen
3. Cut the fabric to the measured size, you should have a rectangle that looks like the picture below, showing you the fold lines.
4. Spread the Bostik glue over the outside of the pot and wrap the fabric around the pot.
5.When you get to the extra 2cm of fabric allowed for overlap, fold it over on the fold line to neaten the edge and then stick it to the pot.
6. Leave to dry and the pencil pot is ready to use.
If you wish, you can add other embellishments to decorate the pot to your choice.
This craft is suitable for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children this summer.
Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects
Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.