Pencil Topper Craft



  1. Have your child draw a different shape on each piece of foam, one for each topper he’s making.
  2. Have him carefully cut out each shape with a pair of scissors.
  3. Help him cut two 1/4″ horizontal slits on each foam shape.
  4. Now have him decorate his shapes using buttons and markers. If he wants, he can give his topper the power of sight and glue on some googly eyes.
  5. Show him how to carefully slide a pencil through the cut slits to add the foam shape onto his pencil.

Discuss: What is the difference between the way insects fly and birds fly?

Quiz: Why do you think they have lighted a fire in the balloon?