Activities for Kids: Caterpillar Pencil Topper

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I was on the phone the other day with my friend Kelli and her kids start back to school the first week of August.

What? Where has the summer gone? And when did school start back the first week of August?

We homeschool, so we do school work year round, but school supplies are out at the store in abundance and this is the time of year I buy them. The prices are just too good not to stock up! Pencils, folders, paper, markers, crayons…. all of these things are so affordable right now!

This year why not make some fun {and super easy} pencil toppers? My boys will love this!

DIY caterpillar pencil toppers

You Will Need:

Grab all of your supplies.

how to make a pencil topper for back to school

Wrap the pipe cleaner (I used a white one) around the top portion of the pencil right under the eraser.

use pipe cleaners to make pencil toppers

Next. use the hot glue gun to attach the multicolored tiny pom poms.

Are these cute or what? I love tiny stuff!

Glue them on really close to each other- no gaps.

Four or five tiny pom poms will fit.

DIY pencil toppersGlue the tiny eyes on.

Be careful not to burn yourself.

Make sure you help your little one if they are doing the craft. Those tiny eyes can be hard to get a small dot of glue on.

caterpillar pencil topper

And there you have it.

How fun and cute is this?

Just sharpen your new pencil and you’re good to go!

caterpillar pencil topper craft

My go to spot each year for buying school supplies is Target. It has been for years.

I love their up & up brand- best deals every year!

And you know what? Target gets it. They know we are paying attention to those details in the quality of the supplies we’re buying as well as the price because so many of us are on a budget. For me, I hate three ring binders that break just after a few weeks of using them! I hate pencil bags that break just a few months into the school year. It’s a scavenger hunt for the exact items we need- we are on a budget, folks!

Have you heard the news about the Buy One, Give One promotion? For each select school supply you buy for back-to-school, Target will give another to the Kids In Need Foundation. Together, we can help Target reach their goal of donating $25 million in supplies.

Do you set a budget each year for school supplies? Does your heart sing when you see all of the totally budget-friendly supply deals this time of year?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target Back To School. The opinions and text are all mine.