Here we will explain to you how to make a
pen/pencil holder, a craft for kids Teacher's Day.
A teacher guides you towards success with full dedication and selflessness. He disperses his knowledge amongst his students and thus enlightens the society with the light of wisdom. The profession of teacher is considered to be the noblest of all the professions. A teacher plays the role of a mentor, a guide and a philosopher at different stages of life. Though teacher is the guiding light and motivational force behind one's journey towards success, one hardly ever gets a proper occasion to reciprocate his teacher's efforts. However, you can reciprocate your teacher on the occasion of teacher's day and commemorate his efforts by gifting him a self-made craft as a token of love and honor from your side. Read on to know about a Teacher's Day craft for teachers', a Pen/Pencil Holder.
How to make Pen/Pencil Holder
- Paper mache paste (3/4 parts glue & 1/4 parts water + newspaper strips)
- Strips of newspaper
- Strips of white paper (3 sheets or so of old computer paper works well)
- Red paint
- Green paper
- Prepare your paper mache paste
- Blow up the balloon until it has about a 5 inch diameter and tie it
- Cover with 2 to 4 layers of newspaper paper mache and let it dry. About 24 hours to dry unless you leave it somewhere sunny and warm.
- Don’t cover the tied part (this will be the hole for the pens/pencils).
- Cover with 2 to 4 layers of white computer paper and dry.
- Reach through the hole with a sharp pin and pop the balloon. If you can, pull out the balloon bits.
- If necessary, take a fairly damp cloth and widen the hole to the desired size. The damp cloth will soften the mache so you can work with it.
- Crush the bottom of the holder so that it stands without help. Set the holder on a damp paper towel or damp cloth for about 15 min to soften the mache. Then push gently to make a flat surface on the bottom.
- Paint the holder red and let it dry.
- Cut two simple leaf shapes from green felt or construction paper and glue to the top of the apple.
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