is just around the corner and with a lot of free
time on the children's hands, this project is just
the thing to encourage their creativity!
you need: glue, 7 toilet paper tube rolls, small
sheet of cardboard, scrap cloth, strip of lace and
optional die cut decor
Gather all the materials. The scrap cloth is
nicer if you find different designs but in a
matching color. We used blue denim with
printed blue florals and stripes.
all the paper tubes with the cloth by wrapping them
and tucking the ends inside with glue.
one end of the tube onto the cardboard so you can
cover one end (so the pens don't fall out!).
Cover this with cloth held on by glue and then
attach to the bottom of the tube like in the
all the tubes together and secure with glue and the
strip of lace so it stands firmly together.
it up with your pens and enjoy!
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