Time to Make
30 minutes plus drying time
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Using a pencil, mark out five equal sections along the barrel of the pencil to be decorated. To create a stripy glitter effect, apply a coat of hobbyline acrylic satin varnish to the first, middle and end spaces using a paintbrush.
- Cover the work surface with an A4 piece of card to catch loose glitter. Select a glitter colour and sprinkle it over the first section until it is completely covered. Shake off any access. Then repeat this process for the middle and end space, leaving two empty spaces in the middle of the pencil.
- Apply a coat of acrylic satin varnish to the two spaces not covered with glitter. Select another colour and sprinkle one section at a time until they are fully covered, shaking off any access between each application. Leave to dry completely.
- Once the glitter is fully dry, apply a coat of acrylic satin varnish over the entire pencil. Leave to dry. This will stop the glitter from coming off onto your hands when using the pencil.
- To make the small pom pom, take a fork and wrap a few layers of coloured wool around the middle of the fork prongs. The more layers the bigger the pom pom!
- Cut a piece of wool 20cm long. Bunch the layers of wool around the prongs together and tie them together with the 20cm piece of wool by putting the wool through the middle of the prongs and securing the layers tightly with a double knot.
- Remove the wool from the fork and trim all around the pom pom with scissors into a neat ball.
- When the pencil is completely dry, place a small amount of super tacky glue on the end of the pencil and attach the pom pom. Hold the pom pom in place for 1 minute and then leave to dry.
We used HobbyLine Satin Finish Varnish as an adhesive for attaching the glitter to the pencil because it created a smoother effect, as glue had a tendency to go a bit globby when used with loose glitter.