When Christmas rolls around, people start going crazy with the cookies and crafts. Everyone makes wreaths, centerpieces, elaborate mantels, and so much more! It’s like the holidays bring out the crafter and baker in everyone!
Except us. Sorry. We love the holidays, but we prefer spending our time eating cookies and watching Christmas movies to hours and hours of crafting. Considering our profession, that seems wrong. But it’s true. And if we don’t want to be crafting for hours during our free time, we think it’s possible some of you would rather not either.
But the truth is, Christmas crafts and ideas don’t have to be crazy difficult. Really! They don’t! You don’t need to make your own wreaths and learn to crochet. You don’t need to make complicated meals or desserts. You can simplify things.
These pencil toppers are perfect proof of that. They are so simple you can finish them in minutes, but they still have that holiday flair your family and friends will love. Pick this up as an after-school craft or use them to add something special to a teacher gift.
scissors (an Exacto knife works better, but shouldn’t be used by children!)
markers (multiple colors if you have them…otherwise, black works)
- Cut a Christmas shape into a piece of paper. You want your shape to be roughly an inch and a half tall.
- Add a slit to the top and bottom of your shape. This is where the pencil is going to be pushed through, so make sure those slits are a little wider than the pencil and far enough from the edge that they won’t tear through.
- Push your pencils through the slits.
- Optional: Add decoration, faces, stars, and more.
Other festive crafts you might enjoy: