Pencil Cap Prizes

Lesson #2357

Create a special pencil with a decorated Pencil Cap for special occasions, rewards or motivation.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

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

Students identify their own pencil with a decorated Pencil Cap.

14220-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Pencil Caps - Large 14606-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Shamrocks, Tiny - Tiny 16711-TY-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Tiny Dies #1 (4 Die Set) - Tiny 18559-TY-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Tiny Dies #2 (4 Die Set) - Tiny 18712-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Cars, Tiny - Tiny 19472-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Flowers #2, Tiny - Tiny

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Metallic Pen, Pencils, Scissors, Stickers

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

  1. Die-cut Pencil Caps from multiple colors of cardstock or construction paper. Laminate the paper for longer durability, if desired (Figure A).
  2. Die-cut Tiny dies and adhere to front and back of Pencil Caps using glue or double-sided tape.
  3. Students may write their name or initials on the Pencil Cap (Figure B).
  4. Decorate Pencil Cap with stickers, punches or metallic pens (Figure C).
  5. Fold Pencil Cap forward on all perforations.
  6. Gently push pencil point through middle hole about 1", then fold side flap holes over pencil point and slide Pencil Cap down to the edge of the metal band on pencil as shown (Figure D).
  7. Create an assortment of Pencil Caps for all occasions (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

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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