Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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kids valentine's day feather pencil

Looking for a cute and unique Valentine’s Day treat your child can make for his/her classmates? These Kids Valentine's Day Feather Pencils are the perfect solution!
Step 1

Step 1 ADULT: First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™ and cut feather shapes from cardstock.

TIP: Cut a set of three for each pencil you want to make.

Step 2

Step 2 Use a ruler and a marker to draw a line over the diagonal score line between the outside notch that runs down to the vertical score line.

TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 3

Step 3 Fold along the vertical score lines and set aside.


Step 4

Step 4 Measure and cut 48" from four craft cord skeins. Lay them flat onto your working surface and align the ends.


Step 5

Step 5 Tie one end of the cords onto a pencil and slide it up to about 3¼" from the eraser end. Add a little glue just above the tied cords and smooth the excess ends against the pencil.


Step 6

Step 6 Now, use a glue stick to attach the feather pieces to the pencil above where you attached the cords.

TIP: The feathers will go over the cord ends that you glued and smoothed against the pencil in Step 5 and hid them from sight.

Step 7

Step 7 Choose a cord color for your first stripe. Hold the other three colors against the pencil and work backward overhand knots down your first color until you get the length desired for your first stripe.


Step 8

Step 8 To change colors, set down the working cord and pick up the next color; then continue knotting. Repeat, alternating colors, until you get to the end of your pencil.


Step 9

Step 9 Tie a knot in the last color. Trim ends and place a little glue over the ends and smooth to your pencil.


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