Straw Quill Pens & Homemade Ink

Love new ways to create and write? Easily make your own quill pen out of a drinking straw, and ink made from washable paint.

  1. Ages: 5 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Any small jar will do...a baby food jar or a small spice jar would work very nicely to hold your 'ink'.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First Madeleine took her scissors and made her quill point... she just cut the straw on an angle. Snip!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Into the end goes the feather! Maddie just put it in, but if you like you could squeeze a drop of glue into the end of the straw.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    She wanted dark red ink, so she mixed red and a bit of black washable paint, adding a little water to thin it.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    All done! So simple. She was so excited to have a new way to draw! We love discovering new ways to make lovely things.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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