Back to School Craft | A Pencil Treat

Thank you to for providing a gift card to purchase supplies for this project.

Summer is in full swing, but before we know it — the kiddos will be heading back to school!  Clothes shopping.  Purchasing School Supplies.  Buying the right book bag.  Preparing for all the packed lunches.  Phew!  It’s exhausting just thinking about it, isn’t it?  Well, before we go crazy thinking about all the back to school preparations, let’s talk about a fun Back to School Craft that your kiddos could put together for their new teachers and/or classmates!

Without further adieu and inspired a by a Cricut project, I thought I would share this darling tutorial for a Pencil Treat.  A fun family project to put on the calendar before the first day of school.

Love it!  A Back to School Pencil Treat using Rolo's and Hershey Kisses.  Tutorial at livelaughrowe.comLet’s grab a few supplies!  Yellow and pink card-stock paper, silver thread, Rolos, Hershey Kisses, double sided tape, glue dots (or glue).  All of my supplies were purchased at JoAnn’s (except for the chocolate).

Supplies for Pencil Treat at livelaughrowe.comYou’ll want to cut your yellow card-stock to fit around the Rolo.  I cut my pink cardstock to be approximately 1-1/4″ x 4″.  I put a piece of double sided tape on the inside of the wrap and then also taped it on the outside.

Rolling the Pencil TreatOnce you’ve wrapped the paper around the Rolo and the pink paper is playing the role of the eraser, we’re ready to move on to folding the pink paper in.  I cut a few slits and folded them inward.  You’ll then take a thin strip of double sided tape and wrap it around the area where the pink paper and yellow paper meet.  Now, take the silver thread and wrap around the tape.wrap pencil with silver thread copyTo finish up this pencil treat, you’ll attache a Hershey Kiss to the end.  And you’re done!

attache hershey kissWhat do you think?  Super easy and a Back to School craft with a bonus — a sweet treat!

Back to School Craft of Pencil Treats with livelaughrowe.comBack to School Craft. A Pencil Treat with livelaughrowe.comAll kinds of cuteness, right?
Happy Crafting Sweet Friends!

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Disclosure:  I received a Joann gift card to purchase supplies for this post.   All opinions are my own.


  1. lesley says

    i am new to crafting but i am a joann fabric coupon FIEND (getting them from iphone app, emails, flyers, store, website and facebook – they all have different codes). i love to see how much i have saved at the bottom of the coupon. i only needed a few things last week but made sure i had a coupon for every item. i spent $13.58 but the bottom said i saved $17.86!! LOVE that joann lets you stack coupons – none of the other crafting stores do. anyway, i would definitely be using the coupon for the percentage off the total of sale and regular items.

  2. Kindra R. says

    Cute pencil gift and what an amazing giveaway. I would have to choose Home Depot. I have some flower beds that need a complete overhaul. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. says

    I would probably use all of the coupons! I use as many as I can to get the best deals! I LOVE Joann’s because they allow you to use more than one coupon in one purchase, unlike a lot of other craft stores in my town.

  4. says

    I’d use the 50% off coupon for some new paint supplies. My kiddos aren’t in school just yet, but they love doing arts and crafts with their mama.

  5. says

    Kelly, these are almost, I said ALMOST, made me wish I had school age children..
    I am your neighbor at Metamorph Monday..
    Love, Mona


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