Pencil Toppers

Pencil Toppers Fun!

Make cute pencil toppers to take around wherever you go!They are also good fun to make with your friends and at craft parties. You could also make some pencil toppers to add to your party bags when you’re next hosting a party, as a gift for your guests when they go home.

Skill level:



1 Hour

You will need:

  • Black and White Alphabet Beads
  • Ready Mixed Paint in Black
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Beads
  • Feathers
  • 4cm Polystyrene balls
  • PVA glue
  • Self Adhesive Eyes


All supplies available from Hobbycraft

pencil toppers

Step 1:

Carefully push the pointed tip of a pencil into a Styrofoam ball. Remove the pencil, glue the blunt end and push it firmly into the hole you’ve just made.
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Step 2:

Paint the ball and leave it to dry. You may need to apply a couple of coats to give it a good cover.
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Step 3:

Snip a pipe cleaner in half. Thread one half with beads. Bend one end of the pipe cleaner over so you don’t have a sharp point.

Step 4:

Push the other end of the pipe cleaner into the top of the ball and secure with a spot of glue. Wind the remaining half around the top of the pencil.
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Step 5:

Glue two feathers on the front of the ball. Glue googly eyes on the base of the feathers then add a pom-pom nose and a bead for the mouth.
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