Craft Sticks
Exacto Knife
Sand paper
Pin backings
Orange acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Pink acrylic paint
White tack glue
Black permanent marker
Clear gloss finish

  1. Start by cutting a craft stick into two pieces then cut the end into a point like a pencil.
  2. Then paint tip of stick with a bit of black and the body of the stick with orange and the rounded end with a bit of pink and let dry for a few minutes.
  3. Then paint a black strip in between the pink eraser and the orange body of the pencil stick.
  4. You can add a bit of highlights in white paint from there.
  5. Take your black marker and write in the words you’ve chosen like “ #1 Teacher” lightly then go over it thicker to make it stand out.
  6. Once all is set you should apply a light coat of a finishing gloss then add a dab of white glue to the back and set pin backing on other side. Allow a few hours to dry to get a strong hold.