DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder

Want to make your desk look fancier? Or add a bit of fun to your classroom? Make this DIY bookworm paper roll pencil holder.

Super frugal project that is insanely fun looking (perfect for back to school).
DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder Back to School Crafts for Kids

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We totally adore our dachshund pencil holder (that also comes with a printable template) so we decided we need more unique DIY pencil holders – this bookworm paper roll pencil holder being a perfect one to make for “back to school”.

This one will look wonderful both at home or in the classroom, and what’s really great about it is that you can make it as long as you need it to be. You can use 3 paper rolls or a dozen (or more).

It will be able to store all kinds of school supplies, from crayons to markers and scissors. Depending on the length and weight of school supplies, you might need to glue the pencil holder on the surface (regular markers hold up well, but I also do have extra long double brush markers – almost half a length more than regular markers – that might tilt the pencil holder).

Ready to make your very own DIY pencil holder? Let’s make one!

DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder Craft for Kids

How to Make a DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder

What you need:

  • paper rolls (store bought, toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls…)
  • green paper or paint
  • red paper
  • white paper
  • gray construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • black marker
  • stapler (younger kids can use glue instead of stapler)

Any other decorations you see fit.

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Paint the paper rolls green or wrap them in green paper (regular print paper works best).

Make glasses. Draw a glasses outline – we used a lid of a small cream to trace two circles overlapping one another.

Cut them out.Also cut two smaller white circles.

Glue them inside the gray glasses and draw black dots for eyes.

Now glue the glasses on one of the green paper rolls.

Draw the mouth on the paper roll.

Staple all the green paper rolls together.

You can staple the one with the glasses a bit higher than the others.

Now to make the book for the bookworm.

Cut a red rectangle and fold it in half. This makes the book cover.

Also cut white rectangles (make them smaller than the red one), fold them in half and scribble on the pages to get the book look.

Glue or staple the pages and the book cover together.

Cut two hands out of green paper. Glue them on the bookworm.

Apply glue at the end of the hands (you can fold them a bit).

Glue the book to the bookworm’s hands.

All done, your DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder is all done and ready to hold some pencils!

Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder

DIY Bookworm Paper Roll Pencil Holder Craft for Kids to Make

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