In the quest for a father's day craft this year, we decided to try out the old popsicle stick pencil holder craft with our daughter. We made some changes to the craft to make it easier for older kids to do themselves and for younger children to do at all! From taping down the sticks before taping them, to using stickers to personalize the craft, your kids are sure to be able to help with all the steps (our daughter even counted and handed us the sticks as we glued them in place). This homemade pencil holder is sure to be a hit with any dad and is a perfect Father's Day craft for kids to make!

What you'll need:

  • Large wooden popsicle sticks
  • Empty and clean can
  • Hot glue (adults only!)
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • White yarn
  • Markers
  • Stickers that relate kids favorite things (Dora, Disney, Sesame Street, etc.) or Dad's favorite hobby (sports, fishing, grilling, etc.)
  • Paper plate
  • Tape
How to make your Father's Day Baseball Pen Holder Craft:
  1. Tape the popsicle sticks to a paper plate. This will keep them in one place and make it easier for kids to paint them. Paint the sticks green.
  2. When the sticks are dry, use hot glue and glue them next to each other around the can. Make sure the bottom of the sticks line up with the bottom of the can or it will wobble.
  3. Wrap the yarn around the top and then the bottom of the can to add a little extra security to the sticks.
  4. Use the markers to write "#1 Dad" on the pencil holder.
  5. Let your kids add stickers that relate to dad's favorite hobby onto the can (we used a sports theme here).
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