Friendship Pens

February 12th, 2013 posted by

friendship pens

Make them for yourself or swap ’em with your friends! Why not use your school or scout colors or your favorite colors. Ages 8 and up.

You Will Need:

Ball Point Pen

Multi-Color Yarn

Tacky glue or Low Tack

Glue Gun

Beads (Optional)

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What you do

// Using as little glue as possible, place a very thin bead of glue near the tip of the pen and up about 1″ on to the barrel. Starting near the tip, wrap yarn tightly around pen without leaving any gaps. Add more glue as you go. You can change yarn colors but it is much easier to use multicolor yarn. When you reach the end, trim and secure with a little dab of glue. Cut three 12″ pieces of yarn. Knot the three pieces together near one end. Braid and end with another knot. Glue on pen end. Add additional braids if desired. Your can also add pony beads or alphabet beads.

Variation for Scouts

Use the Number Beads found at to decorate pens with your troop number. If you enjoy kid’s crafts, sign up for our Busy Little Hands weekly newsletter for free crafts and kid’s recipes direct toyour email box! Subscribe on the left side of this page. (11 Posts)

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