Recycled cardboard tubes
Instead of throwing out cardboard paper towel tubes, let the kids use them to create these wonderful pencil and crayon holders for their desk or bedroom. Joanne at Craft Passion transforms simple cardboard tubes into practical pencil holders with some coloured thread.
All you need to do is cut the cardboard tube into sections. Let mom or dad cut the tube with a shape knife and then you can trim with scissors to make it neat. Wrap some tape on one end of the tube to close off the bottom.
Put a little glue around the bottom of the tube and start wrapping the coloured thread around the tube. Only add a small amount of glue and then wrap; add more glue as you wrap higher up the tube.
Cut shapes out of felt and sew on decorative stitches and buttons to add detail to your pencil holders.