In this digital era, why do we still need a pencil case? Since it is still important for little kids to learn how to write and draw, they still need it. Whether to store their pencils (yes, including the colour ones) safely at home or to collect them before going to school, these DIY Pencil Case ideas surely work wonders.
You do not have to wait until holiday to start this project with your little ones. If they are your students, make this a class project. If they are your own little kids, you can do this DIY Pencil Case project over the weekend.
1. The French Fries Pencil Case
If you feel like giggling at the sight of this, you are more than welcomed to do so. Inspired by all kids’ favourite meal, you can create the same container just for your pencil case. What you need are:
- Colourful, carton papers.
- Glue or a roll of sticky tape.
- A sample design of an actual package for french fries from a fast food restaurant.
- Of course, a bunch of pencils.
Following the already existing design, start cutting and glueing until you make a perfect match. Then store your pencils into this DIY Pencil Case.
2. A DIY Pencil Case From A Brush
This will probably come to mind last, especially knowing the real function of this brush. However, let’s think outside the box. If you no longer use this brush but it is still in a good condition, then why not?
Of course, you do not just any brush. This one is normally used to brush the floor, so the fibres are close to one another. This will make keeping your pencils erect an easy job.
One thing for sure, though. Do not forget to wash it first before changing it into a pencil case.
3. A Desk Organiser
This pencil case also has another function, which is to organise your kids’ desk at home. You can use cardboard materials or wood. For carpentry, you might want to stand by for your kids if they decide to work on this themselves.
Small, neat, and compact, you can store your pencil into one of its holes. The rest can be used for scissors and other stuff. To make it look more interesting, you can ask your kids to paint the case in any colours they like.
4. Teapots for Pencil Cases
This idea may start off an accident or a spur of the moment. More appropriate for grown-ups, this pencil case is made of a teapot. A ceramic teapot that you no longer use is better off this way.
Of course, your kids may be wondering with puzzlement. Maybe they also come up with other ideas, like with mugs and used soda cans. Knowing how easy to create their own DIY Pencil Case, let them explore.
5. DIY Multifunctional Binder
This DIY multifunctional binder is probably more suitable for your teenage daughter(s). Instead of creating a separate pencil case, why not be more efficient this time?
If the binder has already got an additional plastic pouch, you can just store your pencils there. If it has not, you can add it with a piece of thick plastic. Glue it to one of the plastic pages.
Once it is permanently dry, your plastic pouch is automatically your pencil case too. It is short, simple, and almost effortless. Your pencils are safely kept in your binder.
6. A Tin Can Pencil Case with Corks Attached to Its Surface
Whether it is a used soda can or a tin one for coffee, you can use it as a DIY Pencil Case. Of course, each one also requires different ideas.
Since ribbons and colourful papers are already common, why not try something new? If you have a lot of unused bottle corks, do not let them go to waste. Start collecting them for this fun and unique project.
Using a strong, permanent glue for wood, stick the corks to the tin can. Make sure all the surface – except the whole – gets covered up with them. After that, place it on the table. It will impress many who might get a look on it.
7. A Cork Placemat for Your Pencil’s Platform
Almost similar, this so-called pencil case is made of cork. To be more precise, it is a pile of cork placemats. This material also helps to make your pencils look better as part of an artistic display.
Creating this DIY Pencil Case is easy. Start creating small holes on one surface. These will be you pencils’ platform as you make sure they stand erect with their ends jammed into the hole.
8. The Old Floppy Disks for a DIY Pencil Case
Nowadays, people use flash disks or USB. Others prefer external hard drives or trying not to save too much into their computers or laptops. What to do with these unused, old floppy disks?
To create a DIY Pencil Case like this, you need:
- Five floppy disks.
- A drill.
- Zip ties.
Put the wholes into the right corners of each disk before tying them up together with zip ties. Once the four disks become walls and the last one is the lid (or bottom, depending your choice), start storing your pencils and other stationeries in.
9. A Piece of Log for Your Pencil Case
This idea is more or less the same like the one with the cork placemats. The difference is, you have to clean the log up and stain them a bit. You need a driller too in order to put some holes on one site. Again, this is a platform for all your pencils and other stationeries.
10. A Pencil Pouch
A pencil pouch is also one of the easiest designs. It takes a stitching skill and a plenty of great choices of cloths. You can choose plain colours, those with patterns or motifs, thick materials…you name them. You can also add a zipper or a string of buttons to safely keep your stationeries in.
Surely, your little kids might enjoy these DIY Pencil Case projects. Not only they get to learn something and experiment firsthand, they can keep the results with them.