Lolly Stick Pencil Pot…Back To School Craft Idea

Lolly Stick Pencil Pot…Back To School Craft Idea

This month as part of my year as a Bostik Blogger we were sent a back to school themed box. If you missed last month’s, we made bird finder binoculars which might help you out on a rainy day. We seem to be having many of those this summer holidays.

With Alice home, we decided to make her a pencil pot to put all her pens in. I wanted to set up a craft that Alice could do herself. She is more independent now and likes the achievement.

How to make a Lolly Stick Pencil Pot

Materials you will need…

  • A pot
  • Coloured lolly sticks
  • Bostik Fine & Wide Glu Pen
  • materials


Step by step guide…

1. If you don’t have coloured lolly sticks, you could paint some plain ones, which would be your step 1. As we had coloured lolly sticks, we could start with sticking them onto the pen pot. On ours, the lolly sticks were longer than the pen pot which is what I wanted and I explained to Alice to hold the tip to add the glu meaning that bit didn’t have glu on it.

2. It didn’t take too long before she had gone all the way round. It looks really colourful and she loves it!

3. Alice couldn’t wait to put her favourite pens in it.

The perfect back to school craft!

Disclosure: I am a Bostik blogger for 2017 and these items were sent to me for the purpose of this blog post.


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  1. 10/08/2017 / 07:38

    I love this idea, nice and simple but the end result is very effective. I’m staring blankly at ours a little bit, not sure what to make…

  2. 10/08/2017 / 17:19

    Oh what a great idea! So simple but it looks fantastic and I bet the kids loved making it. I must try this with my girls!

  3. 10/08/2017 / 17:23

    This is really cute – a really fun back to school craft! Nice and simple but looks so good xx

  4. 10/08/2017 / 21:34

    What a great craft idea , my youngest would love this x

  5. steph
    10/08/2017 / 21:37

    Love this, such a simple thing but looks so effective. Going to try this with Emily. x

  6. 12/08/2017 / 12:04

    I used to use lolly sticks in craft but never thought of turning it into a pencil pot. I always lost pens and pencils so this would have been good for me xx

  7. 12/08/2017 / 13:45

    This is such a lovely creative idea, perfect storage use and great sense of play time too.

  8. 13/08/2017 / 08:38

    What a fun little craft! My eldest would love doing this!

  9. 27/08/2017 / 19:34

    This looks so pretty, I love anything colourful like this and it’s so simple too! x

  10. 04/09/2017 / 18:10

    Oh I love this. Simple, yet effective. I love the colours and a great craft to do with kids xx

  11. 11/09/2017 / 09:42

    A lovely craft idea and so simple! Im sure we have some coloured lollipop sticks somewhere in the craft box. This is a great ‘back to school’ idea! #CraftyCorner

  12. 19/09/2017 / 20:03

    I love the colour and simplicity of this make #CraftyCorner