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Pop Pencil Holder - Homemade Father's Day Gift.

Updated: Jan 8

Does anyone else's kids call their dad or grandpa, Pop? My oldest son started calling my dad Pop as soon as he learned to talk. He tried to say Grandpa and it just came out Pop. Every since, all my boys have lovingly referred to him as Pop. When I was brainstorming ideas for him last Father's Day, I knew I wanted to do something with Pop, like popcorn or soda pop. Then, I remembered that mom had mentioned pencil holders being a classic gift for dads, and a popcorn bucket sounded perfect. It was simple and fun for my dragons to make!


Plastic Cup - We used a 9oz clear cup.

Jumbo Popsicle Sticks - Approximately 14 - 15 depending on how you space.

Hot Glue and Glue Stick

Red and White Paint + Paint Brush

White Paper + Scissors + Black Marker.

Popcorn - We have this game and I used three pieces with words all my kids already know. Artificial popcorn would also look really cool. Or, the kids can draw and color popcorn pieces or use stickers.

EASY Directions

  1. My dragons painted half the popsicle sticks white and half red. After they dried, I hot glued the popsicle sticks to the cup. We only painted one side, but you can paint both sides if you prefer.

  2. Then I cut a oval circle for the front, and one of my dragons wrote Pop in the middle. I used a glue stick to attach it to the front.

  3. I then hot glued the "popcorn" pieces to the backside of the popsicle of some of the popsicle sticks.

Happy Crafting!

Here are some other cute "Pop" gifts. I know my dad really liked the cutting board!

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