Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pool Noodle Pencil (that writes!)

I am still in the process of planning a back to school party for my girls and my sister's boys. We are going to take beginning of the school year pictures with the kiddos and I have been making a couple of giant school supply props for the pictures.



This giant pencil was super easy to make and the best part is that it actually writes.




I couldn't find any pool noodles in the stores this time of summer, so I snagged a couple from my parents house. (They have a pool) The main part if the pencil is a full yellow round noodle and the "eraser" is about 6 inches cut off of a pink hexagon noodle. The 2 pieces are stuck together with duck tape.



The "lead" side of the pencil was easy too. I created the shape with a searated knife then I stuck a grey crayola sidewalk chalk into the hole in the noodle. I like the crayola brand ones because they are already pointed on one end. The best part is that the chalk fits perfectly in the center of the noodle and can be swapped out when it is used up.



Love and Laundry

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19 comments:

  1. Your pencil writes? How cool!!

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  2. that is SO cute!!!

    I am a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday hop! I would love to have you stop by and follow as well, I am also hosting a give a way that was just posted today :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is brilliant and hilarious. You are a genius. What a great prop for back to school.

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    1. Why thank you. (I should make my husband read this comment. haha)

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  4. oh my goodness this is the coolest! Pinning!

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  5. How cool! This will be such a cute prop for back to school! :)

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  6. I love this!!! How fun!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  7. Hi Erin, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  8. This is AWESOME! I thought the picture looked cool, but then when read that it actually writes!!! Every teacher should have one of these in their classroom! What a fun and creative idea :)

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  9. Too cute, thanks for linking up!
    KiM@madeinaday

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  10. This is so stinkin cute! I love the whole party theme you're doing! I'm featuring this today at the Weekend Wonders Round Up!

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    1. Thanks! The party is this weekend. Can't wait to see how the kids like everything. :)

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  11. The motorized pens fit snuggly inside the noodle hole.......if you want to try out a giant vibrating pen on large sheets of paper on the floor LOL,
    barbara
    RecyclingOT.com

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    1. What a great idea. I will look for that.

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  12. This is such a fun idea! I have included it in my What Can You Make with a Pool Noodle
    Round Up. If for any reason you would like me to exlude your project please let me know and I will take it out immediately.

    Thanks again for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for including my project. :)

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  13. This is a great writing tool! I love it. It is on my Early Learning board on Pinterest.

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