“I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to machine. I think the writing is better when it’s done in handwriting.” —Nelson DeMelville
With the arrival of August comes the back-to-school supply list. Why not send your child off to school with a great teacher’s gift – a creative DIY foam pencil holder using a Smoothfoam cube! The teacher will appreciate it, and you and your child can squeeze in a little last-minute summer crafting fun. Learn how to make your own back to school teacher gifts below.
You will need:
3″ Smoothfoam cube
Acrylic paints – dark chocolate, tomato red and antique gold
3 foam paintbrushes
Stencil of fall leaves
Orange glitter glue
1. Paint the cube brown. Allow the first coat to dry and paint a second coat.
2. Position the stencil on the cube and dab a bit of yellow and red paints over the stencil. Allow the colors to mix together a bit. Once dry, touch up with a small brush if needed.
3. Add the veins of the leaves with glitter glue. Do one side at a time and allow to dry before adding veins on another side of the cube.