September 28, 2016

Paper Bag Owl Puppet Craft

Puppet Paper Bag Owl

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Another fun craft to do with your kids to get in the spirit of the Fall season!
The paper bag owl craft is something the kids can have fun with over and over again!

1.   Paper bag
2.   Construction Paper
3.   Kwik Stix
4.   Glue
5.   Scissors

1.   Flip your bag over so that the flap is on the top, facing you. Cut out two circles from construction paper about the size of a silver dollar and glue them on to the center of flap.
2.   In the center of each construction paper circle, use Kwik Stix to paint on the owl’s eyes and beak.
3.   Cut out two small triangles for the owl "ears." Glue the ears to the back of the top of the flap.
4.   Cut out two large wings from construction paper and glue them to the back of the paper bag about halfway down.
5.   Once everything is dry, slip your hand inside and you can flap the beak up and down to make your owl hoot and take flight!

September 21, 2016

Clothespin Airplane Craft

Clothespin Airplane

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1.   Craft sticks
2.   Large clothespins
3.   Kwik Stix
4.   Glue dots
5.   White craft clue
6.   Scissors

1.   Use Kwik Stix to begin painting your craft sticks.
2.   Cut a craft stick in half, then cut off the rounded end. Cut one side of the rounded end off to use for the vertical tail. You can get two tail wings from one craft stick.
3.   Place the surface that you want the glue dot to stick to (in this case, the craft stick for the wing) onto the dot that’s still on the plastic backing. Press then lift. The glue dot will peel off the plastic backing and stay on your surface.
4.   Now press the craft stick, glue dot side down, onto the top of the clothespin. Repeat this for a second wing on the bottom of the clothespin. You can use 4 sticks total if you like, or just 2.
5.   Use a glue dot to attach the horizontal tail wing to the back of the clothespin.
6.   Press the flat edge of the vertical tail wing into the glue dot and pull it off the plastic backing, then press it onto the horizontal tail wing.
7.    If you need to you can add white glue to any or all of the craft sticks to make them last longer.

You are now ready for take-off!

September 14, 2016

Fish Plate Craft

Fish Plate
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·         Paper plates (2 per fish)
·         Kwik Stix
·         Scissors
·         Round adhesive labels
·         Googly eyes or buttons
·         Pencil
·         Glue

1.       First, decorate one paper plates as body of fish. This is where the Kwik Stix will come in handy!
2.      Next, cut round labels in half to make scales and stick them on the plate.
3.      Next step is to paint on an eye, or glue on a googly eye or button.
4.      Finally, use the Kwik Stix to paint on a mouth.

Have Fun!

August 29, 2016

Popsicle Stick Apple Craft

Popsicle Stick Apples


Let’s honor your kid's teachers with these cute popsicle stick crafts! They are fun and easy to make!


What You’ll Need:

1.    Popsicle Sticks (9 Per Apple)
2.    School Glue
3.    Kwik Stix
4.    Green and Brown Construction Paper
5.    Scissors


1.    First, put together the base of your apples. For each, simply glue your popsicle sticks together to look like a fence (seven next to each other and two across) Set aside to let them dry completely.
2.    Next, using the Kwik Stix, paint the front of the popsicle stick fence completely red.
3.      Now cut out a stem and small leaf out of the brown & green construction paper.
4.      To finish off, glue on the paper pieces to the front and let it all dry completely, before displaying proudly. You can also add other cut outs to really make it your own! (ex. a worm peeking through)

August 6, 2016

Back-to-School Book Cover Craft

 Back-to-School Book Covers
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These colorful book covers take only a few minutes to make and can be made using items around your home. Using ordinary shopping bags, each book cover can be personalized with freehand drawing, writing, or your favorite back-to-school themed pictures. They are fun and easy to make!

What you need:

  • Kwik Stix  (assorted colors)
  • Glue sticks
  • Clear Tape
  • Brown paper bag or bag in color of your choice
  • Coloring page of your choice
  • Scissors            

How to:

  • Print your favorite back to school themed coloring page (ie: smiling pencil, school bus, stack of books)
  • Use Kwik Stix to color the page and cut the picture out
  • Cut the sides of the bag along the side crease of each bag. Then cut across the middle of the bottom of the paper bag. Fold the bag in half
  • Place the coloring page cut out, on the front of the cover. Remember: Leave enough room at the top and bottom for when you cover a book.
  • Attach the picture to the front of the book cover with a glue stick.
  • Permanently attach it with several strips of clear tape. This will make your book cover durable.

Total Time: 5 minutes each

Have a Great School Year!
 The Pencil Grip, Inc.

July 25, 2016

Christmas in July

Christmas in July
Christmas Ornament
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Christmas in July has become a big event and we are taking part by creating Homemade Christmas crafts. This simple Christmas ornament only takes minutes to make and will last year after year. 

What you need:
ü  Kwik Stix  (assorted colors)
ü  Unpainted Ornament


How to:
1.     Use Kwik Stix to paint directly onto the ornament.
2.    Wait 90 seconds and paint a second coat is desired.
3.    Place your ornament on the tree.
4.    Total time:  10 minutes

Happy Holidays from The Pencil Grip!