Book Quote Pencils

This is actually not a very practical project, because we can never bring ourselves to sharpen the pencils. It was hard enough convincing my son to sharpen and use his LEGO minifigure pencils, but I cannot convince him to use these. Honestly, I have not tried very hard either. Looking at them just makes me too happy.

Narnia-Pencils

These photos are our Narnia pencils. You can create these for any book. We used the following quotes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:

  • She is a perfectly terrible person. She calls herself the Queen of Narnia though she has no right to be queen at all.
  • Aslan? Why, don’t you know? He’s the King. He’s the Lord of the whole wood, but not often here, you understand.
  • Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.
  • This is the land of Narnia, where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel.
  • She has kept me out for a long time, but I have got in at last. Aslan is on the move. The Witch’s magic is weakening.

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To make these pencils, you need to create an Excel Spreadsheet with rows that are a teeny 16 pixels in height and no more than 585 pixels in length. I used font Arial in size 8 and filled the rows in with a color equal to red-248, green-153, blue-14.

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After printing and cutting, I used a simple glue stick to attach the strips of paper to the pencils.

An excellent website to find quotes for books is Good Reads.

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