Whether the school year is beginning, ending, or in full swing, this little candy pencil is a sweet treat for teachers and students alike. You only need a few basic supplies, and it’s simple for crafters of all ages to create. Here’s how to make your own.
roll of candy (Rolo, LifeSavers, mentos, etc)
yellow and pink cardstock
scissors or paper cutter
fine tip black marker (optional)
Step 1: Attach a chocolate kiss to one end of the candy roll.
I like to use either an adhesive dot or other Tombow adhesive tape rather than glue since we’re working with something edible.
Step 2: Cut your cardstock and foil.
Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut the following sizes:
yellow cardstock – 3.5″ x 4″
pink cardstock – 3.5″ x 1″
foil – 3.5″ x 0.5″, 3.5″ x 0.25″
Step 3: Wrap the candy roll with the yellow cardstock.
I recommend putting lots of adhesive all over the back side of the cardstock, and especially around the edges, to help it stick and stay closed.
Step 4: Wrap the pink cardstock and the foil around the bottom of the “pencil.”
Once again, you’ll want to use lots of adhesive! Wrap the pink part first, lining it up with the bottom of the candy roll. It will overlap the yellow cardstock a bit. Then, add the 1/2″ wide strip of foil around the section where the colors overlap.
Step 5: Wrap the 1/4″ wide foil strip around the top part of the “pencil.”
This will help keep the yellow cardstock in place.
Step 6: (optional) Write on the yellow part of the pencil.
You can write a teacher’s name, student’s name, school name, or any other message you like. Or, if you prefer, you can leave your pencils plain.
These are a simple little project to create, and everyone is sure to enjoy such a sweet treat.