Back to School Pencil Craft

Get ready for back to school with this super cute pencil craft for kids!
Craft Stick Pencil Craft is such a cute back to school crafts for preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade

Even though I feel like summer just began, the stores are already filling up with school supplies. It’s time to buy pencils and paper and begin a new school year. 

To get ready for the new school year, we love to create different back-to-school crafts every year. his year, we created this easy-to-make Craft Stick Pencil Craft

This simple craft is not only fun to make but it’s also a great way for young children to practice identifying shapes too.

Back to School Crafts

craft sticks, construction paper, paint, glue
  • Craft Sticks
  • Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yellow Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pink Construction Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
paint craft sticks yellow

To begin, the children will paint the craft sticks with the yellow paint. 

HINT: If you have a large group of young kids you can always purchase yellow craft sticks to make it easier!

cut out the eraser from pink construction paper, tip should be brown consturction paper in a triangle,

Next, have children cut a small rectangle out of yellow cardstock or card board that is about two inches wide by four inches long. They will then glue craft sticks to the piece of card stock. We used three jumbo craft sticks but four or five of the regular craft sticks can used instead.

Then they can cut:

  • large rectangle out of pink construction paper
  • large triangle out of the brown construction paper 
  • small triangle out of the black construction paper
  • thin rectangle out of the aluminum foil 
back to school craft

Now it's time to assemble the back to school craft! Children will glue the brown triangle onto one end of the glued craft sticks. They will then glue the black triangle onto the brown triangle for the pencil lead. Next, the children will glue the pink rectangle onto the other end of the glued craft sticks for the pencil eraser. To complete the craft stick pencil, they will glue the aluminum foil rectangle onto the pink rectangle.

As an option, children can attach a magnet to the back of their Craft Stick Pencil Craft and use it to hang their school papers on the refrigerator.

Karen taught preschool through 2nd grade before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two adventurous little boys.  She loves to share literacy activities on her blog, ABC’s of Literacy and simple crafts, play ideas, and much more on her blog, Raising Little Superheroes.  You can follow her on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.