Soccer Pencil Cube
This clever pencil cube corrals your pencils and keeps you organized. From sports to princess themes, scrapbook papers and embellishments make it easy to personalize a cube of STYROFOAM™ brand foam.
Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Cube: 5-inch
- Scrapbook Papers, your choice of theme
- Thick White Craft Glue
- X-Acto® Knife (optional, or may use scissors)
- Brass Grommets: 3/8-inch (8)
- Scrapbook Embellishments of choice: Stickers, Rub-ons, Buttons, Charms
Measure and cut five 5 1/8-inch squares of scrapbook paper.
Spread glue on one paper square and adhere to foam cube. Trim excess paper. Repeat until top and four sides are covered. (Note: Papers may appear wavy at first, but will smooth out as the glue dries.)
Use the tip of an X-Acto blade or scissors to make 8 small cuts, evenly spaced and distributed, through the paper on the top of the cube. Insert a pencil through each paper slit and push the pencil straight down 1½ to 2-inches into the foam. Wiggle the pencil to enlarge the holes so that pencils can slip in and out easily.
Spread glue on reverse side of grommet and push into hole until it rests tight against the top of the cube. Repeat until all 8 grommets are inserted in top of cube.
Embellish cube as desired with stickers, rub-ons, buttons and/or charms.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.