DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

Here’s a quick & easy craft project for all the LEGO fans out there (who isn’t?) from super fab Brazil­ian crafter and illus­tra­tor Estéfi Machado. As you may recall from this pre­vi­ous post, Estéfi has a seem­ingly end­less sup­ply of inge­nious lit­tle craft ideas.

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder


  • Baby food jar (or similar)
  • Yel­low acrylic paint
  • Black per­ma­nent marker
DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

Step 1
Remove the lid to the glass jar and thor­oughly clean. Pour the paint into the jar (you do not need to fill; sim­ply fill with enough paint to com­pletely cover the sides when shaken).

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

Step 2
Put the lid back on the jar, mak­ing sure that it is prop­erly seated and sealed. Shake the jar until the inside is thor­oughly coated with paint. Remove the lid and pour out the excess paint.

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

Step 3
Draw a face using your black per­ma­nent marker. You don’t have to be an amaz­ing artist to pull this off–the beauty of LEGO is its sim­plic­ity.  Add a beard, an eye patch, glasses, or any­thing else that strikes you. Have fun with it!

DIY LEGO Pencil Holder

Your new lit­tle friend is capa­ble of much more than sim­ply hold­ing pencils–the only limit is your imag­i­na­tion. Make an entire army to send home with the kids at your next party!

[do action=“estefi”/]
  • Jules

    I just found this on pin­ter­est. What a cute and cre­ative idea! My boys will love it. Thank you!

  • J. Kra­j­nak Taylor

    Can’t wait to make one! Lots of lego fans at my house!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Glad you enjoyed it, please come back and let us know how it turns out!

  • hand­made charlotte

    Same here!

  • Melissa Kojima

    Oh, oh! Now, that’s a fun idea for a pen­cil holder. Makes me gig­gle with gleeeeeee.

  • hand­made charlotte

    glad you enjoyed it, let us know how the party turns out!

  • Lynae Morn­ingstar

    Love it! I think I will do it with many dif­fer­ent sized jars for my son to keep his lit­tle bitty lego pieces organized.

  • Marisa

    This is fan­tas­tic! This will be a great win­ter break project for my kids. Thank you!

  • Pingback: ways to reuse empty jars/bottles | houseJOB

  • Pingback: Se hvordan en liten glasskrukke kan få LEGO-personlighet på 1-2-3! | Kreative Idéer