Foam Pencil Case
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
This pencil case is really fun for kids to make because it incorporates sewing, which will give your child a sense of accomplishment.
What you'll need:
- 1 large sheet of craft foam (12" x 17.5")
- 1 child safe sewing needle
- 4 dots of self adhesive hook and loop
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Fold the craft foam sheet so that you end up with two sections that are 6.5" and one that is 4.5" (x 12"). (See photo.)
- Print out the "PENCIL" pattern. Lay the foam out flat (not folded) and place the pattern onto the 4.5" section. Poke the sewing needle through the paper and make an impression in the craft foam. Do this all the way around the letters.
- Thread sewing needle with a 48" piece of yarn. Pull completely through and tie both ends into a knot. Sew the yarn through the holes you created to create the word "PENCILS" on the craft foam. (See photo.)
- When finished, thread the yarn through the back of the letters and tie off. Trim and secure with a piece of tape. (See photo.)
- Thread a new piece of yarn onto the needle and sew both 6.5" sides together to create the pencil case. Tie off and secure with tape. (See photo.)
- Turn pencil case over to the backside and pipe a generous line of white craft glue along the stitched edges to secure. Let dry. (See photo.)
- Place 4 self-adhesive hook and loop circles along the edge of the pencil case flap to keep the case closed. (See photo.)
- Fill with pencils!
- Use any color combination of yarn and craft foam that you like.
- Try lanyard instead of yarn as another option.
- As an alternative, use self-adhesive foam letters instead of stitching the word pencil.