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Clay Covered DIY Pens (Fun for Kids or Adults!)

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They’ll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.Looking for a simple way to pretty up some old pens? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Today I’m sharing a really easy and gorgeous clay project that’s perfect for kids and adults.

Have you ever made clay covered pens? My son and I recently made a batch and loved the results. The marbled pens turned out really beautiful.

We’re going to keep ours, but these DIY pens would certainly make special gifts for teachers, friends, or relatives!

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.

DIY Pens with Clay

Here are the materials needed to make this project:

  • Sculpey Clay
  • Pens
  • Baking Pan
  • Aluminum Foil

Let’s make some clay covered DIY pens!

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.Step 1:  Roll your clay around in your hands to make it pliable and soft.  (This was hard for my 5 year old to do, so I helped him out.)

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.Step 2:  Blend two or more colors of clay together to create a beautiful marbled effect.

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.Step 3:  Cover your pen by wrapping flattened pieces of clay bit by bit over it.  (We rolled the pen on the table and between our hands to make it less lumpy.)

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.Step 4:  Once you’ve covered your pen, place it onto a foil covered baking sheet.  Bake it according to the directions on the package.

Once it’s finished baking, wait till your pens cool. Then, they should be ready to use. Writing is definitely more fun when you’re using these one-of-a-kind pens.

Kids will love playing with clay in this DIY pens project! They'll learn to marble, and the pens make great gifts for friends and family.I hope you enjoy making these with your kiddos too!  Please check out my blog, Pink Stripey Socks for more easy and modern family friendly crafts.

Or, you can find more creative inspiration on my Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts too.

Happy making, friends!

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Galey

Saturday 17th of September 2016

Did u remove the ink cartridge before baking? I would think it would melt even at the low baking temperature of the clay. Love the idea, thank you.

Amy

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Hi Galey! Leslie did not have any problems baking hers :D You could always remove it just in case!!