Back to School Colored Pencil Craft

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Create an adorable back to school colored pencil craft using a few popsicle sticks and googly eyes! Kids of all ages will love it.

Are you on the lookout for a fun and engaging craft activity that’ll keep the little ones entertained and spark their creativity? Look no further! This Popsicle Stick Back to School Colored Pencil Craft is a must-have for the new school year. The craft is super cute and super easy for kids of all ages and it’s a great way to start the new school season. Take a look at how you can create your own with your kiddos. 


Materials Needed for Colored Pencil Craft 

Before we get started, let’s gather our materials to ensure we’re all set for this exciting craft. Here are the school supplies you will need: 

  • Rainbow Colored Popsicle Sticks (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Free Crayon Template
  • Cardstock (in colors matching the popsicle sticks)
  • Kraft Cardstock 
  • ½ inch Googly Eyes (because googly eyes make everything more adorable!)
  • Black Sharpie 

I love using vibrant colors but feel free to use more muted colors if you prefer. 

Liquid glue will work fine, but you may want a hot glue gun on hand in case the sticks are warped and don’t adhere well. Younger kids won’t be able to use this piece of equipment, but you can help them out. 

materials for back to school colored pencil craft

How to Make the Colored Pencil Craft 

Let’s jump right into the creative process and make these charming Popsicle Stick Pals together! This is a great school craft or a rainy day activity if you homeschool or have little ones. What better way to spend time with your kids than creating a fun craft? 

First, glue four popsicle sticks to the FREE template piece. Take your template piece (a triangle made from the cardstock) and grab those popsicle sticks in matching colors. Use your favorite craft glue to securely attach four popsicle sticks to the template.

Next, add a little color and personality to our Popsicle Stick Pals! Grab the colored pencils and choose a vibrant shade to represent each pal. For example, a fiery red for one, a sunny yellow for another, and so on. Let your imagination run wild!

Then, add googly eyes. Let’s bring our pals to life with those googly eyes. Find the perfect spot for them on each Popsicle Stick Pal and secure them with a dab of glue. Watch as their personalities begin to shine through!

Finally, add a face. Every friend has a unique personality, and our little pals are no different. Using the trusty black sharpie, give a playful smirk to the purple, red, blue, and green pals, and a heartwarming smile to the orange and yellow pals. They’re ready to charm everyone with their expressions!

How to make back to school colored pencil craft

Why Create These Fun Crafts? 

Crafts are always a great way to let kids express themselves and to occupy time. Plus, they have plenty of benefits, like the ones listed below! 

Fine Motor Skills: Crafting with popsicle sticks and colored pencils offers a fantastic opportunity for kids to enhance their fine motor skills. As they manipulate the sticks and color their pencils, they improve hand-eye coordination, precision, and dexterity. These skills are essential for various everyday tasks, from writing neatly to tying shoelaces, making the craft an excellent way to sneak in some valuable learning during playtime.

Tackling First-Day Jitters: The first day of school can bring a mix of emotions, including excitement and nervousness. Engaging in a fun and creative colored pencil craft can be a comforting and calming activity for kids, helping them channel their energy into something positive and enjoyable. As they immerse themselves in the craft, they can express their feelings, share their excitement, and alleviate any worries they may have about the new school year.

Crafty Keepsakes and Home Projects: One of the most delightful aspects of this colored pencil craft is that it doubles as a cherished keepsake. Children can proudly display their creations in their rooms or on the fridge, serving as a lovely reminder of their back-to-school adventures. Additionally, these popsicle stick colored pencils can inspire future home projects, encouraging the kids to explore their creativity further beyond the classroom.

cute colored pencil craft

Now is the perfect time to create all sorts of back to school activities. Take a look at these DIY projects for older and younger children. Every child loves a good craft! 

Back to School Colored Pencil Craft

Author Katie
An adorable colored pencil craft made from colorful popsicle sticks!


  • Rainbow Colored Popsicle Sticks red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • Cardstock in colors matching the popsicle sticks, think light blue and lime green
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • ½ inch Googly Eyes
  • Black Sharpie


  • First, glue four popsicle sticks to the template piece.
  • Next, add the tip of the colored pencil.
  • Then, add googly eyes.
  • Finally, add a face.
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