Craft of the Month: Colored Pencil Shadowbox

With back-to-school season upon us, it's hard to beat a box of new, crisp colored pencils. Instead of shoving them into a backpack, put some of those supplies on display!

This is an easy and colorful addition to a nursery, bedroom or playroom. Give creative license to your kids, and let them pick the mix of colors and pattern display. While you're at it, get creative with other school supplies — this project could easily be done with crayons, markers or highlighters as well.



• 10" x 10" or 8" x 8" shadow box (Found at most craft stores or IKEA)


• Colored pencils, crayons or markers

• Hot glue gun and glue sticks

• Card stock or any paper for background

1 Open the shadow box backing. Trim and attach your cardstock to the back with hot glue or double-stick tape.

2 Lay out your colored pencils in your desired design. Go the traditional route by lining the pencils up in a rainbow pattern, or get creative with pattern and design.

3 Hot-glue each pencil to the background.

4 Resecure the backing to the frame and hang.