Giant Teacher Pencil Filled w/ Goodies {Teacher Appreciation}

I totally get them importance of thanking your teacher.  They do so much work and in today’s world…l they do way more than just teach.  Believe me!  I work in a middle school and the things we have to deal with daily are not just math, reading and writing.

And isn’t this a cool way to say thank you to a teacher?  I just loved it!  And they weren’t hard to make at all.
Altered Pringles Can Pencil
What you will need:
* empty Pringles can
* card stock (yellow, pink, tan, black and silver)
* Mod Podge
* hot glue gun
* paper crimper
* circle cutter


I used an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of bright yellow card stock for the “pencil”.  It’s okay that it doesn’t go all the way to the bottom of the can because that will be covered up by the “eraser”.


Use mod podge to glue the paper to the Pringles can.
To make the eraser, cut a pink strip of paper 11″ x 1 3/4.
To make the metal band, cut a silver strip of paper 11″ x 1″.  Use your paper crimper to crimp the silver paper.


Glue the pink paper to the bottom of the can with mod podge.
Now glue the silver piece of paper (overlapping the pink paper a little) with mod podge.


Now cute a yellow strip of paper 11″ x 1″.  Carefully tear it in half (making it 1/2 inch wide).  This will make the pencil look like it’s been sharpened.


To make the “pencil lead” you will need to cut a 5″ circle out of tan or caramel card stock.

Cut a 3″ circle out of black card stock.  Glue the black circle onto the tan circle (in the middle.)  Make a cut in the circles from the edge to the middle.  Now make a cone shape with the circle (making sure it’s the exact same size as the Pringles lid) and glue together.

Glue the cone to the Pringles lid.  Now glue the torn yellow piece of paper to the edge of the Pringles lid so it looks like this.

Voila!  Giant pencil!

Now fill the cans up with delicious goodies for the teacher!  We chose chocolate of course =o)

If you want to add No. 1 (instead of No. 2 – get it???)  =o)  I used my cricut machine and cut out the letters/numbers.  I also cut out “Ms. Z” but after gluing it on I didn’t do it for the other teachers.   I had a hard time keeping it straight!

I think they turned out great!

How are you going to celebrate your teachers?

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  1. These are too cute!

  2. What a great idea!! I cave wait to make one of these!!

  3. haha so cute! Perfect teacher gift!

  4. so cute, how fun!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! But what did you fill them with?

  6. I always hate throwing away Pringles cans. I’ve used them for different crafts, but run out of ideas! This is super cute! But I homeschool so don’t have many teachers to give this to….but I guess I could give them to Sunday School teachers instead.

  7. such a cute idea


  8. REally cute idea. I am featuring it today at someday Grab my “featured” button.

  9. This is adorable. Im gonna make some. Thank you once again!!

  10. So now we have to eat a bunch of pringles! these are way too cute! Thanks for sharing!


  11. This is so cute! Would love for you to share at our link party..just posted it!

  12. What a neat idea and a great Earth Day project! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend 🙂

  13. SO cute!! 😉 Love these. Stopping by from Sun scholars linky!

  14. Oooo what an awesome idea! love it! I just pinned this! Would you consider sharing this at my linky party this week? Have a great weekend!

  15. These are so clever, and so cute!! My daughter would love to make these for her teachers!! Pinned them!

    I am a new follower, and I’d love for you to follow me back:)


  16. I love this idea! So cute, pinning!!

  17. These are so cute! I love that it’s such a fun upcycle project. Thanks for sharing!

  18. These are awesome!!! So creative, I love it! So simple but such a genius idea!

  19. What a great idea

  20. Cute! Cute! Cute! Pinning and loving! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  21. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  22. Those are AWESOME!!! What a great idea!

  23. Love this idea! It is perfect for both a male and female teacher. We have both at our house,so thank you!!! Great blog, so glad that I found you. Pinning!
    have a happy Tuesday!


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