I still need to put the phrase “Ms. Marcena is” in front of the No.1. Because… Ms. Marcena is No. 1 not a standard No. 2 pencil!
I got the idea for this pencil from a Fiskars brand craft page about two years ago. Here is my version with step by step instructions and measurements.
Here is a supplies list:
- Empty Pringles cans
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Paper Cutter
- Hot Glue or E6000 glue
- Paper crimper or score board
- Circle Cutter, I used a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
- Tear Edger – totally optional, you can tear by hand!
- Yellow, pink, gray,tan and black colored paper from your favorite craft store.
Cut the yellow piece of paper 11” wide by 10 3/16” high. Apply Modg Podge with a foam brush to the Pringles can only. Line up the yellow paper just under the top rim of the can and wrap the paper around to cover. It is ok if the yellow paper does not match up exactly on the bottom rim of the can. The Pringles cans seem to vary a slight bit in height from can to can and the pink paper eraser will cover this area.
To make the eraser for the pencil cut your pink piece of paper 11” wide by 1 3/4” high.
For the metal band on the pencil cut the gray paper 11” wide by 1” high. Crimp or score the gray paper to give it ridges as pictured above.
This time, apply Mod Podge to only the back of the pink paper. Line up the pink paper just above the bottom rim of the can and wrap the paper around to cover.
Next, apply Mod Podge to only the back of the gray crimped paper. Slightly over lap the gray paper over the pink paper and wrap around to cover.
Using a Tear Edger or by hand, tear an 11” length of paper to give it a rough edge that is no more than 1/2” high.
The rough edge makes the pencil look like it has been through the pencil sharpener.
To make the pencil tip, I used the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter to cut a 5 1/2” tan circle with a 3 1/4” circle cut out of the middle. Next I cut a 4 1/2” black circle.
Adhere the tan circle with the middle cut out to the black circle. Cut a slit from the edge of the circle to the center of the circle. Make a cone shape with the circle and adhere to hold it’s shape while making sure it fits just inside the rim of the Pringles can lid.
When your making your cone you may see extra layers of paper on the bottom of the cone. Just trim this extra paper layer off with scissors to have a nice and complete cone.
Using Hot Glue or E6000 adhere the pencil tip cones to the Pringles can lid and let dry.
Next, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge around the outer rim for the Pringles can lid and affix the yellow 11” x 1/2” strips of paper to the lid and let dry.
Oh my goodness, I think these are turning out better than I hoped.
I did cut the letters out using Pantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge for the letters and numbers on Shadow at 1 1/4”. You could use stencils or stickers if you do not have a Cricut. All I have left to do is print out a phrase that says “Ms. Marcena is” on yellow card stock and adhere it in front of No.1. You see the teacher is No.1 not a standard No.2 pencil.