This idea popped in my head sometime ago when I saw these elongated foam things inside a dollar store. They were called Water Noodles and were made for water play. But of course I saw far more potential than just a water toy. With a little imagination they could easily be repurposed into something exciting and fun.
Without hesitation I purchased a truck load of them. I could hardly wait to get home to make the first one! Here’s how you can too:
Acrylic paint works best.
Use scissors to shave a point on one end (there will be a hole left in the center but that’s ok); paint that shaved area a wood color; next paint the point black for the pencil lead; use pink or red to paint the eraser on; wrap a piece of silver scrapbook paper underneath the eraser; hot glue shut for the band; use a fine permanent marker to add the No. 2. Hot glue a Bic ink pen inside the hole of the pencil lead and write away!
If desired personalize with names and designs using metallic or permanent markers. Perfect for back to school, a birthday party craft or gift to a special teacher. Like this clever idea? Help me share it with the world. Thanks for visiting – hope to see you back soon! ~Cheryl