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Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

The first day of school will be here before I know it. Here in New England, we don’t go back to school until after Labor Day, so like I said – it’s coming up quick. This year I wanted to do something special for back to school and I even broke my “No glitter in my house” policy to make this one happen. I made some super cute DIY Painted Pencils. Yellow pencils are boring aren’t they? It’s super easy to glam them up and send the kids to school with something that makes them stand out!

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

I think these DIY Painted Pencils are especially fun because you can paint them in any color you want, so they are completely customizable. I did a variety of colors because I made some for my nieces at the same time I made a few for my almost 4th grader. My nieces haven’t seen theirs yet, but my son absolutely loved his pencils.

DIY Painted Pencils

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 pkg. Yellow Pencils
  • Craft Paints, multiple colors
  • Paint Brush
  • Glitter
  • Permanent Marker

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

Here’s what you do:
1. Brush one coat of paint over each pencil and be sure to let them dry completely.

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!
2. Brush another coat of paint on each pencil once the first one is dry (that way the paint won’t look streaky at all).
3. While the second coat of paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter on some or all of the pencils.

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

4. Let them dry completely. For fun, I wrote in a little “2” on them.  You don’t have to do that, though, if you don’t want to .

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!

These DIY Painted Pencils will be the talk of the classroom. They are so fun and colorful – who wouldn’t love these pencils?

Yellow pencils are boring aren't they? Check out these cute DIY Painted Pencils. It's super easy to glam them up and send them to school with the kids!These DIY Painted Pencils are ready in almost no time and not only will your kids love them, I bet your child’s teacher would like some, too. Get creative and make some DIY painted pencils for your own kids.

  41 Responses to “DIY Painted Pencils”

  1. What a great way to glam up plain, boring pencils! I wish the schools here didn’t go back until after Labor Day! The kids have been back in school for a few weeks now.

  2. Painting pencils is something I have never even considered. This would be fun activity for an afternoon with the grandkids and easy to accomplish.

  3. LOL at the no glitter in my house rule. I think we have all learned that one!! These are cute and easy to do too. I can imagine several people I know loving these – even the adults. My kids also don’t go back until after Labor Day in Ontario. Thankfully. I need a couple more weeks!!

  4. My son would not go for this. However, my super girly 5-year-old Kindergartner would be all the way in. This is a great idea.

  5. Oh wow these look absolutely gorgeous and love how simple but creative this DIY is.
    I am excited for back to school even though I don’t have to go back lol

  6. Those are super cute! I have to do this for my kids. I KNOW they would love it.

  7. That’s a cute idea! Yellow pencils are boring! It would probably keep kids from chewing them too lol! I know I was a chewer in grade school.

  8. My kiddo would absolutely love this! He likes to do creative stuff like this and I love that he does it. It makes everything more original anymore the way they like it. It brings out your personality whenever you can do something different than everyone else

  9. This is so freaking cute! I’m seriously going to have to try this with my two youngest neices. They love shiny, glittery, sparkly things. Adds pizzazz to learning.

  10. What a cool project. I should show this to my husband for a project for scouts

  11. I love easy crafts! Great way to personalize pencils.

  12. This is such a fab idea, I can imagine I would have loved to have DIY’d pencils when I was younger as they would have been so interesting to have in my pencil case.

  13. My girls would love these! I see a fun art day in our future.

  14. I have never thought of painting pencils. What a good way to personalize them for back to school.

  15. How fun and sparkly. This would be the perfect way to make sure they don’t misplace their pencil. They are too cute to lose.

  16. Yes! This is brilliant! I hate paying so much for decorated pencils. This is so much cheaper and super cute!

  17. How fun are these! My girls would have loved them back when they were young.

  18. This is a cute little idea! I love the way your pencils turned out. They’d be great in little gift packages!

  19. Totally in love with these awesome pencils! this is the next girl time project with my 11-year old grand daughter. Thanks!!

  20. They’re super cute!! I can see my kids eating them… which freaks me out, but I also get a chuckle out of them being glitter-bombed by themselves. 😉

  21. What a cool idea! I hate boring pencils and sometimes it can be ridiculously expensive to get cute ones so this is a fun craft to do

  22. I know my kids would love this! They would paint the whole house with glitter but it would be fun.

  23. This is a fun idea. I am loving the sparkle pencils. I will have to get the supplies I need to make some this weekend.

  24. My girls are going to love making these. It is a great way to personalize your pencils.

  25. This is a fun way to be unique in school. I would make all mine pink and glittery!

  26. My son and I sharpened are pencils before the DIY part. He made yellow, purple and red so thanks!

  27. You are very creative! I love how you changed those boring pencils into shimmering one.

  28. This is one bright and creative idea. I am sure these bright colours of the pencils will motivate kids to go to school more cheerfully after days of summer vacations.

  29. Haha these designs are so cute, I remember creating my own patterns on pencils with printed paper and tapes before. Or even stickers. It’s always fun to make something on your own and be creative.

  30. My youngest daughter would go CRAZY over sparkle pencils! What a fun activity to celebrate going back to school!

  31. What a cute diy project! This would be fun at a kids party!

  32. My daughter’s best friend love anything with glitters and sparkles, she would love these! What a creative way.

  33. Oh boy – glitter on pencils? At school maybe but not on my carpeting. I am all for the concept of personalizing pencils though.

  34. What a fun idea! I bet my kids would love this as a project!

  35. This is a great post! I love how the kids will have a project that they can use every day!

  36. that’s such a cute idea. i think my kids would love to try this out.

  37. Thank you for this tip! It’s a very fun DIY project for children and parents! 🙂

  38. Oh wow! The boring yellow pencils were given new life! I love this. I am going to turn my niece’s standard yellow pencils into glittery colorful ones. Oh she will be so thrilled. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  39. What a cute way to personalize an item! I am totally going to do this for my kids!

  40. This is such a cute idea! It’s such a great idea to get kids excited for school!

  41. Lovely idea! You can make these as party giveaways. Anything with glitters are nice gifts 🙂