Magnetic Pencil Holder

  • Young Adult
  • All Ages

Recycle a cereal box and turn into a magnetic locker organizer with Magnetic Neo Buttons!


  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Skinny Sticks
  • Recycled cereal box
  • Heavy Duty Scissors **May require adult assistance
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Make a back to school pencil holder

REcycled materials pencil holder

Step 2.

Cut a cereal box bottom down so that you have a 2” half box as shown. Begin gluing Skinny Sticks horizontally across the bottom left of the box. Continue to attach skinny Sticks until you reach the top of the box.

make a pencil holder

Step 3.

Using your ruler, measure the length of the remainder of the box that still needs to be covered. Next measure the sides of the box.

handmade pencil holder

Step 4.

Use heavy duty scissors to cut your sticks to the size needed.* Ask for assistance from an adult for this step.

make a magnetic pencil holder

Step 5.

Glue the cut sticks into place on the front and sides of the box. Tip:you will not need to cover the back of the box as it will be hung with magnets and hidden from view.

make a magnetic locker pencil holder

Step 6.

Cut (3) 2 inch pieces of Skinny Sticks. Glue the pieces vertically along the front corner edges and the middle seam where the sticks meet as shown.

make a back to school magnetic pencil holder

Step 7.

Paint your pencil holder with Acrylic Paint.

make a pencil holder

Step 8.

Glue your Magnetic Neo Buttons to the back of the pencil holder. Place (3) magnets evenly across the back.

Once dry choose a magnetic spot -such as a locker to keep your pencil holder!