The cute monsters and spiders in Mye De Leon’s Boo kit inspired me to make pencil toppers for my third graders’ class for Halloween. We aren’t allowed to send in candy anymore so I wanted to jazz up the pencils somehow! I knew the bright colors and fun designs would really add a little something to the gift.
All you need to make the toppers are:
- some presentation printer paper
- black and orange cardstock
- a scallop circle punch (or a cutting machine)
- two sizes of nesting circle punches (or a cutting machine)
- dollar store Halloween pencils
All I did was open up the monster files in Photoshop and resize them to one inch tall or wide depending on what number was bigger. Then I dragged them all over to a blank 8.5×11 canvas leaving room around all of them for punching out. Then I printed the image out on Matte Heavyweight Presentation paper from Epson. Presentation paper is awesome for printing digital elements as it takes the ink better than regular cardstock and it is a little thinner than cardstock making it easier to cut the elements out. After everything was printed I punched out the image using a circle punch.
I punched a bunch of larger orange circles and the scallop even larger. Then I adhered the orange circle to the scallop and used a pop dot to adhere the monster to each topper. I placed a white circle on the back of each topper and had my son write a little note. After that was done I put a large glue dot on the top of the pencil and adhered the topper. My son’s friends will easily be able to remove the topper and the glue dot. You could use this same idea to make cupcake toppers, just adhere the finished product to a toothpick!
My son really thinks these are great treats for his friends. See how happy he is?
I hope you give them a shot, if you do I want to see so share them in the gallery!