Back to School Crafts for Kids

Pencil Craft for Back to School

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Get ready for first day of school with this super cute Back to School Pencil Craft for kids! This  back to school craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, first graders, and 2nd grade students.

Get ready for first day of school with this super cute Back to School Pencil Craft for kids! This  back to school craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, first graders, and 2nd grade students.

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 first day of school crafts every year. This year, we created this easy-to-make Pencil Craft.

This simple craft for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 students is not only fun to make, but it’s also a great way for young children to practice identifying shapes too.

craft sticks, construction paper, paint, glue

Pencil Craft

This easy craft for kindergarteners is a great way to kick off the school year. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, your child will have fun making this yellow craft out of some simple craft supplies you probably already have on hand.


  • 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

Yellow Craft

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,

Pencil Crafts

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

Back to School Craft

Now it’s time to assemble the back to school pencil 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 pencil crafts for preschoolers, they will glue the aluminum foil rectangle onto the pink rectangle.

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

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