Papier Mache Pens
July 25th, 2010 by Craftylocks

papier-mache_penMake someones day by crafting up a totally cool pen for them.

I love paper crafts for children that involve their own creativity in making a gift for someone special. You may need to get them to make a few of these pens as they will want to keep one for themselves.

This idea was inspired by painted sticks at Creative Jewish Mom’s blog. When I saw them I thought that I would love to be able to use them to write and draw with.

We created our own sticks by wrapping some pens with papier mache. We tore up some newspaper into little strips and used wallpaper paste to glue the paper onto the pens. Of course you need to make sure that the pen is clicked on before you start! To create the shape on the pen with the ball at the end we also folded and squished some paper and attached it with more strips of paper and paste.


Then it was just a matter of waiting till they dried, hiding them in a bag of other projects, finding them again, burying them under a pile of decorated paper, uncovering them, sitting them on the coffee table for a week, and them painting them. An extension is to then decide that you do not like one of them and paint over the top of it with white paint – them repeat from the beginning of this paragraph.


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7 Responses  
White River Pottery writes:
December 8th, 2012 at 10:25 am

SWEET Love this tip I am running to the hardware store now for the paste. wife dropping kids off at t he shop as she goes to work I think this will be wonderful for the kids presents we will work on these all afternoon. thank you

DIY Gifts Kids Can Make writes:
December 7th, 2012 at 7:47 am

[…] the idea of all those tights patterns put together but no takers this year – maybe next.  These are just groovy.  I think none of my kids are old enough to quite get this idea but in a year or […]

Saneet writes:
February 16th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi SARAH can you tell me any difficulties you had using/doing this paper mache pens!!! thnx if u can help



Craftylocks writes:
May 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hi Rebecca,

I just used some very plain ball point pens, or sometimes they are called biros. Have fun making them, I would love to see these made with some decorated paper – I think they will look great.


Stamp4Joy writes:
May 20th, 2011 at 8:35 am

Such a creative idea! I am going to file this one away and give it a go with some decorative paper. Thanks for the inspiration! Can you tell me, though, what kind of pen did you use?


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creativejewishmom/Sara writes:
July 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Great job! I hope to do a post soon about projects by readers, and I’ll definitely add yours if I get to it!

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