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Elephant Pen Pencil Holder | Best out of Waste

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate
Elephant Pen Pencil Holder | Hobbyideas

This pencil holder is made out of recycled empty tissue roll and a recycled corrugated box with some nice coloured papers to make the elephant and enhance the project

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how to do it yourself


Take an empty tissue roll
Colour the tissue roll in Acrylic Colour - Burnt Sienna
You may give two coats for even finish
Let it dry


Take green coloured card paper and measure 3 inches thick strip along its longer side
Cut fringes along its upper edge
Stick the fringed paper spirally around the upper part of the painted tissue roll to form a tree


Cut a piece of corrugated sheet measuring about 5 x 6 inches in size from a recyclable corrugated box
Colour it in light green colour made by mixing Acrylic Colours - Lemon Yellow and Olive Green
Leave it to dry


Take blue coloured card paper and fold it on half from the centre
Draw an elephant of about 4 inches tall with its back touching the folded edge
Also draw the legs little longer so that you can fold it from down to make the elephant stand
Cut out the elephant. You will get two elephants back and front with their backs joined at the fold


Cut the ears of the elephant separately in proportionate sizes
Make the caparison of the elephant using coloured papers cut in rectangular shapes and cutting the fringes to make it look like tassels. You may add the layers of coloured paper to create a design


Stick the ears and the caparison of the elephant using Fevicol MR


Draw the details like eyes, wrinkles on the trunk, the toes and the tail using 3D Outliner White and Pearl Black
Let it dry


Assemble and stick the tree and the elephant on the painted corrugated sheet using Fevicol MR to complete the pen / pencil stand

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01, Lemon Yellow 11, Olive Green 16, Fevicryl 3D Cone Outliner - White 707, Pearl Black 306, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette, Fevicol MR . A4 Sized Coloured Card Papers, Water Container, Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, Paper Cutter, Empty Tissue Roll, Corrugated Box


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Posted 3 years ago

Nice One..:)