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In this Instructable I will be showing you how to make an easy pencil holder.

Step 1: Materials

The things you need to make this are

  • 1 Foam poster board
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun
  • Soup can
  • Marker or pencil
  • Craft knife or utility knife.

Step 2: The Base

Making the base is fairly simple. Place the soup can on the foam poster board and trace it. After you trace it, cut it out. Try to make it as round as possible.

Step 3: The Side

After you cut out the circle, find the circumference of it. To do this I just used a piece of string. Using the circumference as the length, mark and cut out a rectangle. The height can be how tall you want your pencil holder to be. My rectangle was 9 inches by 4 inches.

Step 4: Making It Curve

This is probably the most time consuming part of the project. Make a mark every half inch across the length of the rectangle. Do this on both the lengths of the rectangle. Use the marks to make straight lines across the rectangle (see picture). After you make straight lines across the rectangle, use your craft knife to cut the lines (be careful! knives are sharp!). Make sure you do not cut the whole way through! You should end up with a rectangle that you can bend.

Step 5: Glue It!

Before you glue it, make sure it fits together. My rectangle was a bit to long so I had to cut it down. After you're sure that it fits, apply glue to the outside of the circle. Glue it to the bottom of the rectangle. After the circle is glued to the bottom of the rectangle, apply glue to the remaining gap (see picture). You're done!

<p>Cute, the foam core looks like a white picket fence! </p>

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