Fluffy Tree Pencil Toppers

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a great read for a rainy day. These adorable pencil toppers, inspired by Truffula Trees, are great for taking notes in style or brightening up your desk with fun pops of color.

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    To make your tree trunk, wrap your pencil in colored washi tape. We wanted to make our trunks yellow and black, so we started with yellow as our base.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Then wrap your next color around the pencil as well. We wrapped black tape around the tree trunk, this time spacing the tape out to create yellow and black stripes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Now take your styrofoam ball and apply tacky glue to one half of the ball. Hold the ball by the side without glue and wrap the boa around the ball, over the glue. Cut the any excess boa, and do the same for the other side of the ball. This will make your tree top!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Take your pencil and push the pointed end into the styrofoam ball. Remove the pencil, flip it around, and then insert the eraser end into the styrofoam ball to attach the topper. If you want to keep the topper secure, add some glue to the eraser before inserting it into the ball.

    If you like, create more pencil topper trees! We created a bunch and loved how all the colors looked together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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