Make a Beaded Pen

A Craft for Kids 6 and Up

Decorate a pen with beads.

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.

You’ll Need:

Decorate a pen with beads.

  • 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.

About The Author

Kit Bennett
Kit Bennett is a celebration and play expert who believes that sprinkles, pom-poms, pipe cleaners and wiggle eyes make the world a brighter place. She’s the founder of and KidsParties 1-2-3 where she makes planning a party for kids as easy as 1,2,3! Her inspiration comes from her four children, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews whom she loves BIG, BIG, BIG!

12 Responses to Make a Beaded Pen

  1. FishyMom says:

    This is great! A friend of mine gifted me with a bunch of her old beads and a beading box, and I had no idea what to do with all of it. These are nice for kids, but I’m also going to make a few for my pen box at work!

    • Ganz Parent Club Help says:

      This is a great use for a stash of beads FishyMom! And I agree that its not just for kids…I actually made several when I was done making the one in the post. :) Have Fun ~Kit

  2. Candii says:

    This is a fantastic idea! My kids have already expressed interest in “beading” their desk lamps. Thank you Ganz!

  3. greenwolf says:

    nice post.

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  6. KinzMom5 says:

    How creative!

  7. AlwaysBored says:

    These make great gifts for kids (and some adults) ….if you buy the things needed to make it and then give it as a “kit” they can make (even putting in the letter-beads so they can “discover” their name in the bag of beads). then throw it in a pretty bag or ziploc bag tired with a ribbon. also a good vacation time filler. Also fun for a birthday party craft project. We made pens for the Grandparents when we went to the Grand Canyon and wrapped a pretty little rock against the pen to show them what they’d missed. The possibilities are endless!

  8. sparklyprincess78 says:

    wow look awesome

  9. SilverPhoenyx says:

    I will be making these for everyone.