Another homemade pencil case can be made out of a sheet of craft foam. For this pencil case, you will need a sheet of craft foam the size of a regular piece of paper, some craft glue, and a small piece of sticky Velcro. You will also need whatever your child would like to decorate the pencil case with.
Begin making the pencil case by laying the paper lengthwise. Cut a rectangle piece out of the upper left hand corner. The piece that you should cut out should be half the length of the sheet of paper and about three inches tall. Now fold the foam sheet in half pulling the left side over to meet the right side. See how if you glue the bottom and sides together, the top can pull down to form a flap? That’s the design of the pencil case.
You will need to glue the two halves of the pencil case down nice and tight. Use white craft glue and set a book or something on top of it to make sure is stays down. Following the directions; wait until the glue is dry before proceeding.
Once the glue is dry, put on the Velcro. Cut a small square of Velcro and place one side of the Velcro on either piece of the flap. Do this carefully to make sure that the Velcro lines up right for fastening.
Now comes the fun part: decorating the pencil case. One idea is to purchase a piece of foam in another color. Children can use a cookie cutter to cut out a shape. Use the craft clue to place the cut out shape on the pencil holder.
Another idea is to use beady eyes that will also be available at the craft store and use feathers or yarn to make hair. Place the eyes on the pencil case just below where the flap comes down. Glue the hair onto the flap. This makes a cute effect when your kid opens and closes her pencil case.