Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder

Tin Can Pencil Holder

Find a place for pencils, pens, and art or writing supplies in a custom pencil holder. This upcycled craft reuses a tin can you already have on hand!




Supplies Needed: Crayola Colouring Pages, Crayola Blunt Tip Scissors, Crayola Coloured Pencils, Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue, Crayola Paint Brushes, No. 2 Pencil, Upcycled Tin Can*, Liquid Measuring Cup, Water, Mason Jar with Lid

*Be careful of any uneven edges on the tin can! Adult assistance required.

  • 1.

    Pick a colouring page. Turn the page to landscape format. With pencil, mark tin can height on colouring page. Cut along line using scissors.

  • 2.

    Colour and shade colouring page with coloured pencils.

  • 3.

    Create glue mixture by adding equal parts water and glue in a mason jar. Twist on lid and shake until well combined.

  • 4.

    Use paint brush to apply glue mixture to the entirety of the non-coloured side of the colouring page. Wrap glue-side of colouring page around tin can, then apply more glue mixture to the seam and overtop the colouring page.

  • 5.

    Dry 2 hours, then fill with pencils, pens, paint brushes, and supplies.