Monster Pencil Tops

Lesson #10204

Decorate pencils with fun Monsters.

Grade Level:

Teachers create amazing incentives in the classroom to celebrate student successes across curriculum. Select from an assortment of dies to decorate pencils while instilling a love for writing. Guide students as they create personalized pencil caps for penmanship practice. Share these creations as holiday treats for the class.

Create fun pencil tops for writing fun!

A11020-Sizzix Bigz Die - Monsters

Supplies Used: Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Colored Pens, Glue, Pencil

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Monsters using various colors of Cardstock or Construction Paper.
  2. Keep one shape whole and cut away highlights from other shapes. Layer and adhere to embellish.
  3. Decorate with colored pens or pencils and attach to a pencil (see Main Photo).

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5: Writing

W.3.10, 4.10, 5.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Source: Common Core State Standards - English Language Arts Content

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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