Pencil Topper Friend

Pencil Topper Friend

What You'll Need:

For the Felt Topper Friend
Felt Stickers
  -Frog
  -Monkey
  -Owls
Soft Felt Sheet
Scissors
Pencil
For the Monkey Friend
Chenille Stems: Tan or Brown
Wooden Beads
Carnel Soft Felt
Wiggle Eyes
Fine Point Marker
Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue

 

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 10 Minutes

How to Make a Pencil Topper Friend

It's time to head back to school! Make homework fun and accessorize your pencil with your own topper friend. Use Felties®, wiggle eyes and more to create animals of all shapes and sizes including a monkey, frog or owl!
  • 1 Choose stickers

    Choose two identical felt stickers.

  • 2 Cut felt

    Cut two 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips of felt that match the color of the stickers.

  • 3 Prepare the first sticker

    Pull the paper backin off of the first sticket and stick the 1/2" felt strip down the center of the sticker from top to bottom. Trim the felt strip at both ends to follow the shape of the sticker.

  • 4 Prepare the second sticker

    Repeat step three with the second sticker.

  • 5 Combine the two stickers

    Stick the edges of the two stickers to each other, sticky back to sticky back. Press together tighly at the edges.

  • 6 Add friend to pencil

    Slide the eraser end of a pencil into the felt lined center. Your pencil now has a Pencil Topper Friend!

  • 7 The Monkey Topper Friend

    1. Choose two beads of different sizes. Bend the chenille stem in half and insert the folded end up through the larger and smaller bead.

    2. Bend another stem 3" from one end. Insert it through the bottom of the larger bead and out between the two beads for arms. Cut the loop and separate it to make the arms. Bend each end about 1", then bend to form a "V" for the hands.

    3. Cut the other end of the stemp to about 4" long for a tail. Curl the end up.

    4. Separate the ends of the stem for legs. Bend each end about 1" from the end and then fold into a V for a foot. Bend the stem again about 1/2" from the bead.

    5. Cut a small oval from the felt. Draw a nose and mouth with a fine point marker. Glue it onto the top bead along with two wiggle eyes.

    6. Curl arms and legs around a pencil.