Free Pencil Case! Just Kidding. No, Seriously.
Seriously! You can make this back-to-school pencil case, featured in Chicago Tribune's Just Kidding, for free or almost-free using stuff you have around the house. Here's what you need:Supplies
- Scrapbook or plain printer paper
- Old magazines or catalogs
- Clear packing tape
- 2 Velcro circles
- Crease the paper as if making a pocket and flap (fold up a little less than half of the sheet.)
- Cut out fun and colorful images from magazine pages.
- Glue the pictures to one side of the paper using the crease lines to help you position the images facing the way you want it to look when it's folded.
- Cover the entire surface of both sides of the paper with packing tape.
- Refold the paper to create the pocket and flap. Use packing tape to seal the 2 sides of the pocket.
- Position 2 velcro circles on the inside of the flap to hold the pencil case closed.