Crayon and Pencil Organizers


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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This would easily be a great Teacher appreciation gift. By using a recycled tin can as the basis, applying dollar store pencils or crayons would not break the bank. I know as a retired teacher I really would have appreciated this. It would have been adorable on my desk.

We all could use a cute pen / pencil holder on our desk weather at work or at home. Creating one or both of these would really look nice. It would be cute as a flower pot also to give to a teacher or librarian any time.

This is a clever idea for preschoolers. These pencil and crayon organizers will help identify the right cans for their pencils and crayons. What a brilliant idea!

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.

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.

This is a super idea for a grown up too. I don't have a lot of space and this would do double duty. Pens and pencils on inside and sharpies or any marker for that matter, on the outside. Thanks for the idea

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.

Then you shouldn't have decided to click on the item.

I agree with you route56. Granted, I love the idea...this is just too cute for words. However you should be able to put your opinion on here, you're not hurting anyone. It is a huge waste of perfectly cook supplies. I liked the idea of using old crayons or something of the sort. :)

oops....I meant GOOD supplies :)

What a fun I will be doing with my grandsons!!!!

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

Pencils and crayons are both cheap, and we all buy canned goods,I think this would be an awesome gift for a teacher, especially if it was made by a student.(with Moms help of course). Can you imagine how proud some little girl or boy would be if their teacher had one of these on their desk for everyone to see? My opinion is that it is NOT a waste of anything. Sharon

If you feel that way then why did you decide to click on this craft? A teacher does no better and that is to bring out every childs creativity out.

In Materials you have low-tack masking tape but in directions use Aleene's tacky 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).

Hi, mangosmum. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The materials list has now been updated. --Editors of FaveCrafts

Both items are used. The aleens tacky glue is to stick the items to the can AND the low-tack masking tape is used to hold the items in place while the glue dries!


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