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!

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  • Crayola Elaborate Escapes Colouring Pages
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Blunt Tip Scissors
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Upcycled Tin Can
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Water
  • Mason Jar with Lid

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Be careful of any uneven edges on the tin can! Adult assistance required.
  • Save any leftover glue mixture for future decoupage art projects!


Step 1

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

Step 2

Colour and shade colouring page with coloured pencils.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 5

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

  • Occasion:

    • Back to School,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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