DIY Washi Tape Pencils

August 10, 2016Holly Sosa

I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, LLC. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #PositivelyPrepared #BacktoSchool #CollectiveBias

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My little dudes go back to school this week, which means we’ve spent the first part of the week getting back on schedule, preparing for the new routines, and stocking up on school supplies. As a stationery addict, I’m never satisfied with the classic plain yellow pencils so after our trip to Target for supplies, I went to work making our fresh new pencils a little more fun.


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  • plain pencils
  • washi tape

To start, simply stick the washi tape underneath the eraser piece of the pencil.

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Wrap the washi tape around, going down the length of the pencil, until you reach the end and trim off any excess.

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And it’s that easy, friends! You can sharpen like normal since washi tape is so thin, or if you prefer you can simply tear off the washi tape as you go.

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In addition to all of our back to school supplies, while at Target I was also sure to grab essentials to stock up our medicine cabinet. I’m not about to let any of those pesky back to school germs throw my schedule off track, ha! We fight off those back to school aches and pains with Children’s TYLENOL®, Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream (stress neck aches anyone?) and TYLENOL® PM to ensure we’re prepared and can keep on truckin’ through our busy schedules.

Our productive day has to start off with mom getting her much coveted sleep, so I use TYLENOL® PM to relieve minor aches and pains while also helping me to fall asleep. And when my neck flares up with back to school stress, I rub Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream into my muscles for soothing relief. The two are a combination for a restful and ache-free night’s sleep. And for that inevitable first back to school fever bug that’s going to hit, I stocked up on our trusted Children’s TYLENOL® for ages 2-11 so all three of my kiddos can get relief without an upset tummy that other medicines tend to give them.

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This year, be sure to prepare your medicine cabinet while you’re out stocking up on fun school supplies to help ensure your family stays ache free this year. You can find all your essentials, including the same ones I use, at your local Target.

Get positively prepared with the right pain relief for you and your family at Target.

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  • DIY Washi Tape Pencils

    August 10, 2016 at 6:24 AM

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  • Amy

    August 11, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    We actually have tons of washi tape and pencils on hand right now. I have to let my 9 year old recreate these since she is so crafty! Thanks! #Client

  • Edi Bee

    August 21, 2016 at 4:55 AM

    As a teacher for over 30 years I have learned that anything on a pencil other than wood wreaks havoc on a teacher’s pencil sharpener. If you do this, maybe put the tape around the part just below the eraser. Your kid’s teacher will thank you.

    1. Holly Sosa

      August 21, 2016 at 4:25 PM

      Hi Edi, thank you for the info! I didn’t realize and I’m glad you informed me.

  • Karen

    August 24, 2016 at 4:33 AM

    This would be fine on the retractable pencils but on regular pencils as a teacher I would not recommend. It is very hard to sharpen because it ruins the pencil sharpeners. Like Edi I would suggest a couple rows next to the eraser only to keep the wood exposed. When it is sharpened all the way to the tapé area, it is time to throw the pencil away because it is too small to use.

    1. Holly Sosa

      August 24, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      Hi Karen, I had no idea. So helpful to have your input!

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