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Old 08-16-2004, 06:06 AM
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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)


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.

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