Pencil Box – Back to School Cut Files

It’s mid-August, and that means it is time to go back to school for many kids! So, today I am sharing a fun little papercraft to celebrate this “back to school” season. Make this adorable, and somehow very recognizable, pencil box for the student in your life.

Pencil Box


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Pencil Box


How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces of the pencil box.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.


2. Start by attaching your green box pieces to the outside sleeve, and the crayon pieces to the inside tray.

Note: I attached the crayons with foam tape in order to give them a little more depth.


3. Next, fold the inside tray along the score lines, and attach the long tab to the inside. Then, attach the two end pieces: the yellow one to the top, and the green one to the bottom.

Fold the outside sleeve along the score lines, and attach the long tab to the inside. Fill your pencil case, and slide it in!

There is nothing more familiar than a Crayola crayon box—especially during the month of August! So I thought it would be fun to play off that iconic look when I designed this pencil box. Plus, if you wanted to customize this project, you could write your child’s name in the yellow area, where the logo would typically be!

Pencil Box

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making your very own, super cute pencil box. And don’t forget to share your awesome, finished creations with me on Instagram!

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4 Comments on Pencil Box – Back to School Cut Files

  1. auntie em
    August 17, 2021 at 6:22 am (2 years ago)

    Adorable!!! I love these little boxes and what is more iconic for back to school than a crayon box in those colours. Lots of memories and I can even remember the smell of a new box of crayons and my pencil cases when we would get the school supplies ready.
    While you have tucked some lovely pencils in side, it would also be a great container for a little school treat for a little person anxious about their first day of school or an older college bound student with a gift card or things they can use when they are setting out on their own for what is usually the first time.
    Thank you so much for sharing these sweet creations and for stirring some lovely memories. <3

    • Mandee
      August 17, 2021 at 10:36 am (2 years ago)

      So true! There is nothing like the smell of brand new crayons!!

      Ooo, I love those ideas! So many fun ways to put this one to use. 😊

  2. Miguel de Cervantes
    August 17, 2021 at 8:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it!

    • Mandee
      August 18, 2021 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Miguel!!


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