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Make Your Mark: Straw Nib Pen

 

 

In this episode of ‘Make Your Mark’ learn how to use a common object, a straw, to create your very own pen, and use it to draw.

 

 

Supply List

 

  • Plastic Straw
  • Scissors
  • Watercolors (watered down poster paint and homemade “inks” work too)
  • Paper

 

Instructions

 

• Squish end of Plastic Straw.

• Using the Scissors, cut diagonally across the squished end of the Plastic Straw.

• Using the bend in the Plastic Straw you made by squishing the straw, snip into the straw with the Scissors.

• Dip your pen in you “ink” and practice drawing.

• If nib of the pen wears out, Plastic Straw and be reused but cutting a new nib!

 

 

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Bio:

Anne Pierce, Special Programs Coordinator, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2010. She participated in the Master Planning committee and assisted in the development of the Imagination Workshop. As a theater professional Anne has worked for the Walt Disney Resorts, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Sid & Marty Krofft. Anne is currently serving on the board of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry.