Are you looking for a fun craft idea to try out with the kids? How about these super cute DIY pencil toppers projects? Check out the tutorials and try making a few more by yourself.
Whether you need a new pencil topper for school or are just looking for a fun craft project, check out these two easy step-by-step tutorials with free patterns! You can make a pencil topper with basic supplies in just a few minutes.
The first one is a monster pencil topper, and the second one is a bat pencil topper. Both are easy to make and perfect to bring in after Halloween classes. These would also make great gifts for teachers or friends.
Choose your favorite design and get started today.
Tutorial 1: How to Make Monster Pencil Toppers
A great craft project to teach the kids easy and simple hand-stitching; and keeping the pencils safe with these cute monsters protecting them 🙂
Things You’ll Need
List of Supplies:
- Felt fabrics
- Pencil or fabric marker
- Needle and thread
Free Monster Pencil Topper Template
Download the free monster pencil topper template and start making the fun craft.
Select some fun colors for this craft! Grab the felt fabrics and get started. Use any color you want for all the patterns except for the eye; we’ll be using white felt for the big circle and black felt for the small circle to make the eye of the monster. The template basically includes- 2 bases (for the body), 2 hands, 2 circles (1 small, 1 big) for the eye; and 2 antennas.
Grab any one of the base body cutouts and the 2 circle cutouts for the eye. Place the small black circle in the middle of the big white circle, and then place the 2 circle cutouts on the upper (circular) part of the monster base pattern. Use white thread to stitch a small dot pattern on the black round pattern but make sure to draw the needle through all 3 layers. Use black thread to stitch the black circle and use white thread to stitch the white circle with the monster base cutout. This is the front base.
Stitch a smiley face below the eye using black thread. Place the 2 base patterns on a flat surface. Place the 2 antennas on the top side of the plain base; by overlapping about a cm with the top side of the base and the bottom sides of the antennas. Place the straight sides of the hand patterns along both sides of the front base pattern.
Place the front base on top of the plain one, keeping the antennas between the base layers on the top end. Prepare the needle with matching thread.
Stitch around the side of the base patterns, except the bottom end. The bottom side should remain open. Start your stitch from one side and stitch towards the top and return to the other side. I did a flat blanket stitch. Once the stitching is complete tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread.
Grab more fun colors and make a bunch of cute monster pencil toppers!
Tutorial 2: How to Make a Bat Pencil Toppers
Have you started planning for Halloween yet? Apart from all the candy treat plans and ideas, what else do you have in mind? Wouldn’t it be fun if you gave these really cute DIY bat pencil toppers a try?
Aren’t these DIY bat pencil toppers the cutest? A fun activity to try with the kids not just for Halloween but for any season.
I am loving these DIY bat pencil toppers, absolutely cute addition to your little one’s stationery accessories. You won’t believe how easy and quick to make this craft is until you give it a try! Go ahead, check out the list of supplies, collect’em all and get crafty.
List of Supplies
- Felt fabric – dark colors
- Fabric maker
- Matching threads
Select at least 2 different colored felt fabrics for this craft. I’m using black felt for the wings (attached to the back part) and burgundy felt for the front body part of the bat topper. Selected black and white felts for the eyes. Grab the template cutouts and trace them on the selected felts. Use small sharp scissors to cut out the traced felts nicely.
Take a black circle cutout (small) and place it on a white circle cutout(big). Now place them on the top (head part) side of the front part. Prepare the needle with matching thread.
Stitch the eye patterns with the front body cutout of the bat pencil topper pattern. Simply stitch around the sides to join them with the bat body pattern.
Use black thread to stitch the mouth and white thread to stitch the fangs of the bat, below the stitched eyes.
Happy with the front body pattern? Great! Grab the wings pattern and place it on a flat surface.
Place the front body pattern right in the middle of the wings pattern. Prepare needle with thread matched with the color of the front part of the bat. Start the stitch from a side and stitch towards the top.
Stitch all around from the top to the other side. I did a simple running stitch. While stitching towards the other side of the bat remember to keep a small opening at the bottom side so that you can insert a pencil through it. Done stitching? Tie a knot or 2 and cut off extra thread.
Wasn’t that easy and fun? Grab more fun colored felts and make some more!
Don’t forget to share a picture with us if you craft one! We’d love to see your version of this DIY Pencil Toppers (You can share your picture with hashtag #craftaholicwitch or just DM your picture to us on Instagram.