Take one of the craft sticks and put it on the empty box. This will give you an idea of where you want to cut the box so that the craft sticks can be glued around it. Then, take a ruler and draw a line all around the box.
Use the scissors to cut around the box. If one side of the box is open seal it shut with a bit of tape or glue. Then, spread out some newspaper and take the glue and put a bit on each stick. The sticks will make the box stronger and resistant to bending.
Glue one side at a time, letting the glue dry completely before moving on to the next side. While your craft sticks are drying, use your paper punch to make flowers or stars. Take your hole punch and make a hole in the middle of your flower or star.
Now carefully, push the pencils through the holes. Finish gluing craft sticks on all the sides. When you are done, it will look as shown in the illustrator. Now you're ready to paint the box.
Glue a ribbon around the pencil holder and add a flower to add a decorative touch. Now your pencil holder is ready for pencils, pens, scissors whatever you need at desk or homework area!