Do you have some fabric scraps at home? Or maybe you have kids’ clothes that are either torn or too old to pass down. Instead of throwing them out, why not turn it into a craft for preschoolers. The kids did just that by each creating a Scrap Cloth Pencil Holder.
Scrap Cloth Pencil Holder
What you need to make a Scrap Cloth Pencil Holder:
- Plastic cup or tumbler. Mason jars will also work.
- Fabric Scraps
- Glue (we used kids PVA glue)
- Optional: Mod Podge
- Optional: Ribbons and other craft materials you may have at home
How to make a Scrap Cloth Pencil Holder:
- Cut up the fabric scraps into squares, approximately 1.5 inches wide. This makes gluing the fabric easier for young children. But if you have school aged kids doing the craft, then allow them to cut the fabric however way they want.
- Spread glue all over the cup or tumbler.
- Stick fabric scraps all over the cup or tumbler. Encourage your child to cover the whole thing.
- Add more decor to make it more beautiful. And when done, apply a layer of Mod Podge on the entire cup or tumbler. Mod Podge acts as a sealant. This lets the fabric scraps and decor adhere better to the cup and become more durable.
Do you have other ideas on what to do with fabric scraps? I’d love to hear them. Comment below or feel free to post your work on the Kidz Activities Facebook page.
Find more awesome ideas on how to create and recycle fabric scraps….
From Left to Right:
Rainbow Scrap Fabric Wreath by Teach me Mommy
Pictures from Scrap Fabric by Peakle Pie
Fabric Fairy House by Nemscok Farms
Fabric Garland by Playdough & Popsicles
Pompom Monsters by Words n Needles
Fairy Wands by Play Learn Everyday
Scrap Fabric Wreath by The Gingerbread House
Cloth Pencil Holder by Kidz Activities
Fabric Scraps Posting Game by Powerful Mothering (not shown)
Scrap Fabric Paper Dolls by Mum in the Madhouse (not shown)