Crafting with Cheap Office Supplies

I can’t get over how cheap school supplies are this time of year. For those of you afraid of messy projects, this is the perfect craft for you!! This is a very inexpensive, no-mess craft that uses pencils, star-shaped Post-It Notes, self-adhesive wiggle eyes, and neon sticker dots. It is ridiculously easy.

First have your child decorate the pencil with the sticker dots.
Next, attach the self-adhesive wiggle eyes to the star-shaped Post Its and draw in the nose and mouth.
Use three Post Its to form the pencil topper. Place on top of the pencil, and you’re done. How easy is that???
Emily used these as puppets this afternoon. She made happy star faces, silly faces, and even a grumpy face.
I love activities that spark imagination like this… Have fun!


  1. The Bell Fam says

    I have recently subscribed to your blog and am LOVING it!! I have told every mom I know. Thanks for the great ideas and pics. Keep them coming.

  2. What a cute idea! How do you think of these things?

  3. Pink & Green Mama says

    This would be a perfect air plane ride craft! Your model is adorable : )

  4. Booklover1212 says

    You did it again!! What a GREAT idea!!

    ~ Jennifer

  5. @ Pink & Green Mama — You are so right, and I didn't even think about that!! For long car trips or air plane rides it really is ideal.

  6. Oh very cute idea, love the creative way to use the dot stickers. I have a bunch of those laying around. I hear you on the cheap supplies, I got a bunch of the 50 cent watercolor sets and felt I really scored. ER can go through those so quickly.

  7. Val in the Rose Garden says

    That is super stinking cute! I bet she had a blast! Logan will be my one that likes to do stuff like that… my puppet boy. 🙂


  8. Myztic@FunWithMama says

    so simple yet so creative!! thanks for sharing

  9. how cute.

  10. Helen McGinn says

    Stopping by from SITS; now you are a girl after my own heart! What with your frugal ideas and my cheap shopping bills, we're getting through this economic climate 1 penny (or cent) at a time! xx

  11. Stephanie Griffith says

    Oooh. Bella would like this. That kid can turn anything into a puppet.

    I am addicted to school supplies.