Pencil Day

Happy Pencil Day !

Today is Pencil Day! On this day in 1858, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the first-ever patent for a modern pencil with an eraser attached to it. Hymen Lipman created the wooden pencil and received high praise for how easy it was to use for writing and drawing.

Did you know that a single wooden pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a line that is 35 miles long? A pencil can also write under water, upside down, or in zero gravity. Manufacturers painted the first pencils yellow because the color was associated with royalty and honor. People quickly began assuming that yellow pencils were the best type!

To celebrate Pencil Day, set aside your laptop and use a pencil and paper to write today!

Pencil Bookmark

made out of scrapbook paper. Personalize with name or more.

Pencil toppers :

Made with cute bumble bee in paper and pipe cleans for decoration.

Pinwheel base :

Pencils make great bases for this craft.

Make a pinwheel.

  1. Begin with a square of paper.
  2. Fold your square, corner to corner, then unfold.
  3. Make a pencil mark about 1/3 of the way from center.
  4. Cut along fold lines. …
  5. Bring every other point into the center and stick a pin through all four point . And attach to the eraser of the pencil.

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