Back to School Crafts for Kids

Back to School Pencil Craft

Get ready for back to school with this super cute Back to School Pencil Craft for kids!

Craft Stick Pencil Craft is such a cute back to school crafts for preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade #craftsforkids #backtoschool #preschool

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.

Pencil Craft

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

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,

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 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.


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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