Back to School Series Craft #2 Doll Mechanical Pencils

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Since school will be starting soon, I thought I should go ahead and post the second back to school craft, so you all get two crafts in a row! Today I am going to show you how to make mechanical pencils for your doll!

                                                               They will look like this.

Things you will need: wooden skewers, scissors, thin scrap craft foam in the colors you want (I had yellow), glue gun and glue stick, toothpicks, black marker or pen, and stir sticks or lollipop sticks in various colors.

First take some stir sticks or lollipop sticks and cut them down to size. Make sure they are scaled to fit American girl.

                                           Take a wooden skewer and color the pointed tip black.

                                                               And then cut it off.

Put a dab of glue on the end of your stir stick or lollipop stick.

                                         While the glue is still hot carefully place the black point on.

Then take your foam and color some of it black if you do not have black.

                               Cut the black strip out the size to go around the tip of your pencil.

                         Then glue on leaving a little space on the top. (The space will be your eraser.)

Now cut about a 1 inch by 1 inch piece of foam for your gripper.  You can trim off the extra foam.

                                                                     And glue on.

                                                  Now you take a toothpick and color it black,

Cut it 

And glue it on.

                                                             Here is your pencil!

                                                     I made a set of three.

I hope you enjoyed the craft!

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  1. You amaze me with all the cute things you make, good job Amaya!

  2. That is outstanding! You are so very creative.

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  4. Whoa! These are amazing! They look so cute and realistic!! I will have to make some I think.

    1. Glad you like them. I hope you make some for your dolls.

  5. Those are so cool!

  6. Im gonna try this later great job they look so real no lie!!

  7. That is adorbs!

  8. So well done! I love them!

  9. You are amazing

  10. So cute! You are so talented.

  11. I've heard you can make them out of toothpicks too, would that work?

  12. Really cute! Nice that these can be made from stuff I probably already have around the house.
    - Dawn

  13. Very cute and creative. Thank you sharing. -Brenda-
    P.S.: For a more durable clip; a coloured vinyl paper clip works well. Cut/customize to desired size 'n shape and either coil it around the pen or underneath the foam using a dab of hot glue in both instances, to secure.