Introduction: Box Culture Pencil Cases

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Fold, bend, and shape your way into making some awesome pencil cases made out of empty cereal boxes!

Step 1: Grab Your Materials

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To make these upcycled boxes, you will need...

  • empty cereal boxes
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • tape
  • a copy of a pencil box template
  • scoring tool (bent paper clip / butter knife / bone folder)

Step 2: Prep Template

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First, print and cut out a copy of a pencil box template.

Step 3: Prep Box

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Next, cut out the front of an empty cereal box and lay it face down on your cutting mat. Place the template on top and use a pencil to trace around it. Then, cut out the pattern. I find it easy to use an X-acto knife for the curve areas on the pattern.

Once you've cut out the pattern, use your pencil and a ruler to trace out score lines along the edges of the pattern, where you will be folding into place.

Step 4: Score Lines

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Now using a bent paper clip, run it along the score lines right against the ruler to make it easier to fold.

Step 5: Fold Into Place

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Now, to make the box, fold the bottom into the inner section and tape in place. Then, fold in the sides and tape that down as well.

Step 6: Close on Top

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Finally, close the flap on top with a piece of velcro or a loop fastener. Here, I only put tape, because I didn't have any velcro, but this is more or less what you need to do as the final step.

Step 7: Complete!

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Now, they're ready to store all of your pens and pencils for work, school, and play!

Comments

Uncle Kudzu (author)2016-10-14

Nice practical project! Thanks for sharing.

sarawelder (author)2016-10-04

great idea... could use for small tools too.

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