Tired of students losing their pencils? This is a surefire
way to change that.
Gather wooden clothespins and medium sized pompom balls. On
each clothespin, glue three pompom balls in a line to resemble a caterpillar.
You can use multiple colors or matching colors. Glue wiggly eyes on the pompom
closest to the end that opens up (opposite the end where you squeeze). After
the caterpillar dries, show students how to clamp their pencil in the
clothespin. When they aren’t using their pencils, the “Pencilpillars” will stay
on their desktops and watch over their pencils so they won’t get lost. I like
to start the first day of school with these fluffy fun surprises.