A Craft for Kids 6 and Up
Schoolwork is more fun when you’re studying in style! Decorate a pen or pencil using craft wire and beads. Select beads to match your school colors, spell your name or use your favorite colors, and you can even add a charm.
- Pen or Pencil
- Craft wire – 16 gauge for wrapping
- Beads (4mm – 6 mm)
Alphabet beads (optional)
- Wire Cutters (adults only please)
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Glue Dots or a glue gun (adult)
Ask an adult to cut a 4-6 inch piece of wire.
Curl one end of the wire with the pliers to make a stopper.
String beads onto he wire in a pattern, or spell your name.
With an adults help, clip off any extra wire or make a curly wire design but make sure you bend over the end so the beads stay in place.
Wrap the wire into a tight spiral around the pen or pencil.
If it slips a bit, add a small glue dot to keep it in place.
An adult can also use a glue gun but that makes it hard to switch to another pencil or pen later.