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Cheerful pen holders made out of lolly sticks
It’s almost holiday time! This DIY project will be fun to craft with your children this summer. These super cheery, animal pen holders are simple to make by painting, glueing and decorating basic materials. Set to work with ice lolly sticks, acrylic paint, satin ribbon, painted wooden animals and googly eyes to make pen holders that will brighten up any art table or child’s desk. A perfect back-to-school project for getting the desk ready and prepared for the start of a new school year. Follow the steps below to make one of these vibrant pots yourself.

Posted by Vaessen Creative from Nuth, Limburg, The Netherlands • Published See Vaessen Creative's 15 projects »
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You Will Need

Googly eyes adhesive 3 mm. 32 pcs.
Googly eyes adhesive 12 mm. 10 pcs.
Eyes moving slice 6 mm. 24 pcs.
Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml vermilion
Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml ultramarine violet light
Amsterdam acrylverf 120ml briljantgroen
Painted wood shapes bronto dino 8x11x0.5cm
Painted wood shapes butterfly 8x10x0.5cm
Lollypop sticks wood 10x114mm 100x
Paper mache box rectangle
Aleene's glue original tacky 236ml
Painted wood shapes frog 8x8x0.5cm
Vaessen Creative satijnlint dubbel 9mm 10m lila
Vaessen Creative satijnlint dubbel 9mm 10m appelgroen
  • How to make a mixed media. Cheerful Pen Holders Made Out Of Lolly Sticks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint the outside of the box in the same colour as the lolly sticks.

  • How to make a mixed media. Cheerful Pen Holders Made Out Of Lolly Sticks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue the lolly sticks to one side of the box.

  • How to make a mixed media. Cheerful Pen Holders Made Out Of Lolly Sticks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the box lolly stick-side down and weigh it down so that it dries flat. Continue glueing in the same way on the other 3 sides.

  • How to make a mixed media. Cheerful Pen Holders Made Out Of Lolly Sticks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue on the wooden figure and tie a ribbon around it in a bow.

  • How to make a mixed media. Cheerful Pen Holders Made Out Of Lolly Sticks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick the googly eyes onto the figures.

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