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Wonder Craft: Pencil-shaped pencil organiser

September 01, 2018


Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

School supplies — whether your school bag, bottle or even small stationary items like pencils, eraser or sharpener — always come in such a large variety that it becomes difficult for most of us to resist buying them. However, these organisers and holders can be expensive.

This is where today’s craft comes in handy and you don’t need to buy any organiser for your colours and pencils. Make a customised one for yourself and make your parents happy by saving some money.

Things you need

  1. Cardboard pieces (you can also use empty shoe boxes, etc)

  2. Glue stick

  3. Coloured paper (any colour)

  4. Scissors

  5. Ruler

  6. Pencil

  7. Scotch tape

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer


  1. Cut the cardboard into two pieces that are four-inch wide and 10-inch long, picture 2.

  2. Mark the length of the pencil on the cardboard pieces, so that you know how big your organiser has to be and put it aside, picture 3.

  3. Cut two-inch wide and nine-inch long piece of cardboard and make a circle (ring), secure it with a tape, picture 4.

  4. Make sure the 10-inch long pieces you cut earlier can fit into the circumference of this ring, picture 5.

  5. Using the same hollow ring, draw the base on another piece of cardboard and cut it out then paste the ring on it, pictures 6 and 7 (put it aside).

  6. Mark the middle point on both the 10-inch long pieces of cardboard, picture 8.

  7. Using the middle point, cut the corners of the pieces to give them a triangular shape (just like the tip of the pencil), picture 9.

  8. Here comes the tricky part. Make a five-inch slit in the middle of both pieces, but one piece should have its triangular tip while the other will have it on its flat side as in picture 10.

  9. Insert both pieces into each other through the slits, picture 11.

  10. Put this 3D organiser into the circular base, picture 12.

  11. To make the top of the organiser, curve a piece of six-inch long and four-inch wide cardboard, and give it a cone shape, pictures 13 and 14.

  12. Paste coloured paper on the bottom and on the tip of the cone, picture 15.

Note: All the measurements are according to the first step, i.e. the 10-inch long and four-inch wide pieces.

Published in Dawn, Young World, September 1st, 2018