Soccer Pencil Cube
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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
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Cube: 5-inch
  • Scrapbook Papers, your choice of theme
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thick White Craft Glue
  • X-Acto® Knife (optional, or may use scissors)
  • Pencil
  • Brass Grommets: 3/8-inch (8)
  • Scrapbook Embellishments of choice: Stickers, Rub-ons, Buttons, Charms

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Measure and cut five 5 1/8-inch squares of scrapbook paper.

Step: 2

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.)

Step: 3

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.

Step: 4

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.

Step: 5

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.