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Pen Wrapping - Customize Your Own Pen!

In this one time, introductory level class, students learn how to customize their own pen with embossing/embroidery thread!
Carissa H, Independent College Consultant & Mentor
60 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 1 learner
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40 minutes
per class
Meets once
14-16
year olds
2-4
learners per class
per learner

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Wrapping pens and jars is a craft technique that I learned as a child and mastered as a teenager. It is not that common so I developed my skill through lots of practice, trial and error, and creativity. By the time I was in high school, I could create a stick figure person utilizing embossing thread on a pen, which involved managing 7 pieces of thread at the same time! 
Students should continue to practice the skill to master it if they would like to take the next course in this series.
Required Supplies (Can typically be found at superstores, hobby/craft stores, or online) (All registered students will receive specific recommendations in the Welcome Message upon registering.) - Ball Point Pen - Having the correct type of pen is important, especially for beginners. The cylinder of the pen must be straight from the pen tip to the top of the pen. Pens that have grips that are a larger/smaller circumference than the rest of the pen or that have pen clips will not work. (If you have a retractable, 'straight' cylinder pen but it has a clip on it, it can be used if the clip has been broken off, but the end result with these types of pens does not look as good.) These must be basic, straight in shape, pens. Pens that have a soft or rubbery feel are strongly recommended as the thread stays in place more easily and does not slide. - 1 strand of embroidery thread that is 4.5 - 5 yards in length for average pen size - Clear Tape (I use double-stick tape, but single-sided tape works.) - Elmer's Glue (not a glue stick) (We will touching the glue with our fingers, so I recommend this specific glue.) - Scissors (not a child safety scissors - it needs to cut the thread easily)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This course requires the use of a sharp scissors and glue. Parents should ensure their child uses these items safely. We will be touching the glue briefly with our fingers towards the end of the class, so some students may desire a wet washcloth or wet wipe near them to clean their finger. 
This course also requires students to have some patience and focus as we are working with a smaller object and embossing thread. This course is meant to teach students how to wrap pens, but some students may require additional practice after class to master the skill. Students will become better each time they try!

Teacher

Carissa H, Independent College Consultant & Mentor
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Lives in the United States
College Application Process Manager & College Essay Coach
60 total reviews
158 completed classes

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