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DIY Pen Pot

Make a pen pot from an old tin can

Keyword crafts, kids craft
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • Paper or Card
  • Tin Can
  • Glue


  1. Turn your plain paper to landscape format. With a pencil, mark the tin can's height on the paper and cut along the line using scissors.

  2. Mark the circumference on the paper lightly in pencil as this will help you centre the character.

  3. Design your cover with your favourite Oddbods character. If you print out our Back to School Calendar the characters are the perfect size to trace!

  4. Colour in your character.

  5. Cover the rear of the paper with glue and wrap it around the tin can.

  6. Apply more glue mixture to the seam and over top of the paper to seal. Add a layer of gloss to your tin can pencil pot or cover in sticky-back plastic.

  7. Add your pens!