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Monster Pencil Topper

  • Art & Art History
  • Motor Practice
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3
  • All Ages

Go Back to School with a Personalized Monster Pencil Topper!

Materials


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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Pencil Topper

 

 

Personal Pencil TopperStep 2.

 

Twist (2) Fuzzy Sticks together to create a twisted colored Fuzzy Stick. Once complete, wind a 3rd Fuzzy Stick around the twisted one. For our monster we coiled blue and green Neon Fuzzy Sticks together.

Personalized Pencil Topper MonsterStep 3.

 

Starting about 1 1/2 inches from the top, coil your twisted Fuzzy Sticks to make a circle about the size of a quarter. This will be the head of your Monster Pencil Topper

 

 

Make a Pencil TopperStep 4.

 

Twist the remaining part of your Fuzzy Sticks around a pencil to secure.

Step 5. 

 

Glue a large Wiggly Eye to the center of the monster’s face.

Pencil TopperStep 6.

 

For a “pop” color add a final Fuzzy Stick in a different color. Trim any extra material as necessary.

You are now ready to use your Monster Pencil Topper!

 


It’s scary how easy is it to make these fuzzy, one-eyed monster pencil toppers for any class Halloween party — you can even use the pencils for other art projects throughout the year! 

  • Top Of The Class: An important lesson for students to learn is how to follow directions! Pass out our template to your class before any of the other materials, and have them read the steps carefully before beginning the craft. Giving them time to focus on the directions will prompt them to do the same for other assignments, like quizzes and tests.
  • Sharp As A Pencil: Arts and crafts allow students to practice fine motor skills, develop visual processing and memory, and explore their creativity. Giving your students themed projects, like this one, throughout the year will inspire them to make something new while honing the skills they’ll use throughout their lives!

Sketching, shading, adding texture — there are endless ways to use pencils while creating art! Once your students make their monster pencils, sharpen them, grab a piece of blank paper, and let their creativity wander with surreal story art or sound drawing!