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Title: Make Your Mark: Straw Nib Pen
By: AnnePierce
May 26, 2020
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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




• 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!



Author Info
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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.