This month for the Monthly Crafting Book Club we are focusing on Back To School Books & corresponding crafts. I decided to do a general back to school craft and do a pencil case. Easy for a child to help make as well. We picked some fabric at Walmart and grabbed some duct tape so we could make a fun craft.
I saw a bunch of different types of DIY pencil cases and decided to give it a go. I was a big fan of duct tape in high school and made a bunch of things from it. Now it comes in fun colours and there are so many more options.
This is a super easy craft to make and you don’t even have to sew it!
- Duct tape
- Glue gun
- Ribbon and other embellishments
How to Assemble:
Have fun with your material and duct tape and pick something you enjoy. I bought the pre-cut material at Wal-Mart but still found it needed a trim. Trim your material to the desired height, made sure that the width is the size of the zipper.
Put your material, print side down, on a hard surface and cover in strips of duct tape. Then flip it over and trim the access duct tape. Fold it in half and press a little along the middle to make it stick.
Use a glue gun to attach your zipper to one side. Be careful not to get any glue on the zipper (I did and it makes it hard to open, oops! But making it extra toddler-proof). Then fold both sides into the middle and glue the other side, go slowly as the glue dries fast.
Turn it inside out and use the glue gun to glue the sides. Turn it outside again and voila, you have your case! Now decorate with ribbons and whatever else!
Check out some of the other crafts the Monthly Crafting Book Club has done this year:
January –Ladybug Girl Wings
February – Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft
March – How do Dinosaurs
April – The Hungry Caterpillar
May – Camping Themed
June – Pinkalicious Series
July – Back to School Themed Books
Here are some of our favourite Back To School Books:
First Day of School
If You Take a Mouse To School
Llama Llama Misses Mama
What is your favourite back to school book? Tell me in the comments below!
Are you interested in joining us? Check out our Facebook group here for a list of upcoming books and projects.
Want to see what the other members came up with?
Check them out below: