DIY: Pencil ToppersGet your kids excited about writing and going back to school by making their own simple, cool pencil toppers.  


  • Scissors
  • Colored Sharpies or other markers
  • Scrap canvas
  • Needle and thread (or sewing machine)
  • Elastic (1/4 inch wide)

DIY: Pencil Toppers

One pencil topper will require two 1”x 1” squares of scrap canvas and 1” long piece of elastic. Using a marker let your kid write their initials or draw their favorite shapes on one side of each piece of canvas. Fold the elastic in half and insert it between the 2 pieces of canvas. The 2 pieces of canvas should be facing right side out. Pin the elastic in place and sew with coordinating thread around all 4 sides of the canvas. 

DIY: Pencil Toppers

My son thinks these pencil toppers are pretty cool. You can even stack 2 or 3 onto one pencil!