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Crayon and Pencil Organizers



Organize kids' craft supplies with these colorful crayon and pencil organizers from I Love to Create, which also make fun art party ideas. You can use these to hold art supplies or as funky centerpieces.

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Crayon and Pencil Organizers


  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Tin cans – desired size
  • Pencils
  • Crayons


Pencil Holder:

  1. Remove labels from can then thoroughly wash and dry.
  2. Sharpen pencils to different lengths. Apply a thin bead of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® to length of pencil then press in place on side of can, sharpened end down as shown.
  3. Working in sections at a time, glue pencils in place, holding with low-tack masking tape as needed. Let dry then remove tape.

Crayon Holder:

  1. Working in sections at a time, apply a thin bead of glue to paper label on crayon then press in place on can with tip pointed upward as shown. Let dry.

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Well Gollllly...aren't we allll attracted to the Bling-Thing? If it helps them to be 'inspired' to return said pens or pencils--or better yet--to inspire their usage, I'm all for it!! Both cost-effective and inspirational, double yaay! Besides, haven't we all noticed to what great lengths our Teachers go through--to show us grown-ups--all the beautiful Art Work and Decoration's for Parent-Teacher meeting's or Open House night?? Now why is that? ...just a momof4 & grammieof4


What you could do is, use the glue but so that it has time to harden, you can apply the masking and then take it off later.

tinaminer 1517157

My daughter loves Sharpie markers. I think I will make her one with a rainbow of Sharpie colors, and just glue the lids to the cans (with markers upside down and the lids on the bottom, open end up). That way she can pull the markers out as she wants to use them and just replace when she's finished. Nothing will be wasted, it will be a beautiful array of colors, and she'll always know where her markers are (which will solve a whole other problem). Thanks for the suggestion.

Madtown Mitch

This might be cute with used crayons as well. I have a truck load of broken bits, with kids and cub scouts the broken crayon holders pretty much sum up my life! :)


I will def be making these for my daughter's room (2 of each) plus 2 with markers on them. Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!


What a waste of good supplies.


What a fun idea.....one I will be doing with my grandsons!!!!

Paws 2

The tape is to hold the pencils in place while the glue drys. however I think the idea is a waste of pencils and crayons. A teacher should know better

andersonnancy62 0871646

In Materials you have low-tack masking tape but in directions use Aleene's tacky glue...one or the other should be changed. I like this idea and will make it with my niece for her mom's desk at work (a school teacher).


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