A sleek and snazzy desktop organizer keeps your workspace nice and neat. There's a place for pencils, a ruler, scissors, and even paper clips.
What You'll Need:
- Wrapping paper tube
- Acrylic paint: assorted colors, including white and black
- Shoe box lid
- Star stickers
- Craft knife
- Paintbrushes (medium and small)
- Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
How to Make a Desktop Organizer:
Step 1: Using a ruler and pencil, divide the tube into the following lengths: 7 inches, 5 3/4 inches, 5 1/2 inches. Ask a grown-up to cut the tube on these lines. Draw an angle at the top of each section, and ask the adult to cut along these lines as well.
Step 2: Paint each tube a different color. Once the outsides have dried, paint the insides, too. Let dry.
Step 3: Use a small brush to paint a white stripe around the top edge of each tube. Paint the groove that spirals around the tubes white as well.
Step 4: Paint the outside of the box lid and inside the rim black. Paint the inside of the lid another color. Let dry.
Step 5: Working with an adult, hot-glue the tubes together with all of the angled tops facing the same direction. Let dry, and then hot-glue the bottoms of the tubes to a corner of the lid. Decorate the desk organizer with stickers.
Go to the next page to learn how to make an entire desk set.