Personalized pencils and a pouch for dad to store them in are an easy Father's Day gift idea that even the littlest hands can help make.

personalized pencils and pouch

Materials needed:

  • Plain lead pencils
  • Textured tape
  • Alphabet rub-ons
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle stick
  • Felt
  • Embroidery thread and needle

To make:

Wrap the textured tape around the end of each pencil to add a little color.  Cut the end allowing a little overlap.

Next, using the popsicle stick, very carefully rub over the top of the rub-on letters.  There are lots of possibilities here.  You can send a message to dad, or have each of the children's names on each pencil, or rub small images of things dad loves onto each pencil.

To make the pouch, lay each pencil side by side on a piece of felt that has been doubled over.  Allow an extra 6-7mm  on each side and the bottom, as well as an extra 3-4cm for the length of the back piece only.  Cut your felt.  This is where mom needs to help, using the embroidery thread and needle sew the sides and bottom of the pencil pouch together.  Using the scissors round out or cut a triangle into the long back piece so that it can be tucked neatly inside the pouch to keep the pencils secure.  Or you can add a button, press stud or velcro so that the long piece secures on the outside of the pouch.


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Jane Blogs May 11, 2011 - 9:17 pm

That is so sweet!

And even better, we’ve got until September to get ourselves organised 😉

Suzy May 12, 2011 - 10:07 am

What a great idea, i’m sure my daughter would love to make this.

Tonya Staab May 12, 2011 - 12:14 pm

ahh, yes I forget that Father's Day is a different date over there, it's in June here 🙂

Jane Blogs May 12, 2011 - 11:20 pm

I thought you came from Melbourne??

(or i am thoroughly confused and need to take my medication again)

Tonya Staab May 13, 2011 - 6:52 am

I did grow up in Melbourne, but now live in California.  Father's Day is the one holiday which is different in the US and Australia, it falls in June over here and Sept in Australia.  

Alice August 29, 2013 - 9:28 am

hello there! I’m from England and was wondering what are Alphabet rub-ons and if you could provide me with an alternative possibly? Thank-you!!!

Alice August 29, 2013 - 9:36 am

hello there! (Again) 🙂 No need to reply as I have found some on Amazon.

Joanna May 24, 2018 - 7:34 pm

This gonna be a great DIY activity for my students. Going to try this next week.


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