Build a Better Pencil | YIP@HOME

How would you build a better pencil?

Join Tina White, Director of the Young Inventors’ Program, and her friend Thomas as they explore ways to build a better pencil and challenge YOU to make one of your own. Tina will also share the invention story for Coca Cola. See below for lesson plan and materials.



Add your own creativity and materials to our suggested list

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Unsharpened Pencil (if you have one)
  • Art supplies: tape, paper clips, clay, pomp oms, rubber bands, pipe cleaners, Styrofoam, glue…anything else that you need to improve the pencil!

Invention Journey: Coca Cola

Learn more about Coca Cola’s invention journey here.

Share Your Design

Take a photo, or scan and upload a picture of your drawing or design. To share your design with us:

We can’t wait to see your awesome ideas!


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