Back to school is in full swing and this time of year is a great opportunity for some DIY fun! If you already noticed, we have been following a monster and kitty theme for our recent back to school projects. Now we have these felt pencil toppers that you can pair with your shrinky dink name tags, kid’s pencil pouches, and kid’s backpacks. To make these felt pencil toppers, you will need felt, hot glue, and a bit of embroidery floss. You should be able to find each of these materials on ShopLiaGriffith or at your local craft store.
Start by printing the PDF template below. This print-out also includes written instructions for making these toppers. Once you print the template, cut out each piece to use as a guide for cutting your felt. From there, we simply used our hot glue gun to attach the pieces together. We also used black embroidery floss and a needle to stitch the whiskers of the kitties and the mouths of the monsters. If you would rather not use a needle, you can instead draw in the mouths and whiskers with a fine point permanent marker. After the front and back pieces for each topper is ready, place them around your pencil and glue the front and back together to form the full felt pencil topper. And that’s it! This makes for a great back to school activity because it is something that you and the kids can craft together.
I encourage you to mix and match the felt shapes to create your own monsters too! If you are interested in more designs for felt pencil toppers, check out our topper project from last year, which includes templates for bears, bunnies, and apples. Always feel free to send in project suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or head to our membership page to start crafting these cuties. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for sneak peeks of the latest and greatest. Until next time! ~ Lia