Fun to make, this box is a great little party favour for kids. Or, fill with treats for a fabulous way to show some teacher appreciation at the end of the year!

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Print your base template onto coloured paper and cut out along all four sides.
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Fold along dashed line at the bottom, then unfold again.
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Make a cut along each solid lines along between the fold and the bottom of the template.
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Apply glue in the area indicated on the right hand edge.
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Bring the opposite edge over the glue strip, until it just crosses the dashed line and press together. This should create a cylinder shape.
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Apply a little glue to the end tabs and fold them in.
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Use a ruler or the end of a paintbrush to apply some pressure to the tabs from the inside.
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Cut out the circle from the template, and glue this to the bottom of your cylinder.
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Cover the base of your jar lid with craft glue, then place your cylinder inside and use a ruler or the end of a paintbrush to press down from the inside. Allow this to dry.
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Print your lid template onto white paper and cut out.
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Paint or colour-in the indicated area with a colour of your choice. This will be the tip of your pencil.
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Apply glue to the grey area on the template, then bring both ends together until the non-glue edge just crosses over the dotted line of the glue area. Press down.
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Fill your pencil box with treats, or anything else you would like to give as a present or keep safe!
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Sit your lid on top and you have an amazing pencil-shaped box! Tip: You can connect your lid to the base by punching one hole in the lid, one hole near the top of the base, and thread some ribbon or string through. It’s also a great way to add a little gift note!
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