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Cheerful Pen Holders Made out of Lolly Sticks

By: Vaessen Creative from
Cheerful Pen Holders Made out of Lolly Sticks
Cheerful Pen Holders Made out of Lolly Sticks

"It’s almost holiday time! This DIY project will be fun to craft with your children this summer. These super cheery, animal pen holders are simple to make by painting, glueing and decorating basic materials. Set to work with ice lolly sticks, acrylic paint, satin ribbon, painted wooden animals and googly eyes to make pen holders that will brighten up any art table or child’s desk. A perfect back-to-school project for getting the desk ready and prepared for the start of a new school year. Follow the steps below to make one of these vibrant pots yourself."

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Materials List

  • Googly eyes adhesive 3 mm. 32 pcs.
  • Googly eyes adhesive 12 mm. 10 pcs.
  • Eyes moving slice 6 mm. 24 pcs.
  • Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml vermilion
  • Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml ultramarine violet light
  • Amsterdam acrylverf 120ml briljantgroen
  • Painted wood shapes bronto dino 8x11x0.5cm
  • Painted wood shapes butterfly 8x10x0.5cm
  • Lollypop sticks wood 10x114mm 100x
  • Paper mache box rectangle
  • Aleene's glue original tacky 236ml
  • Painted wood shapes frog 8x8x0.5cm
  • Vaessen Creative satijnlint dubbel 9mm 10m lila
  • Vaessen Creative satijnlint dubbel 9mm 10m appelgroen


  1. Paint the outside of the box in the same colour as the lolly sticks.

  2. Glue the lolly sticks to one side of the box.

  3. Place the box lolly stick-side down and weigh it down so that it dries flat. Continue glueing in the same way on the other 3 sides.

  4. Glue on the wooden figure and tie a ribbon around it in a bow.

  5. Stick the googly eyes onto the figures.

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