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How To Make Glitter Pens?

You can use many different types of glitter pens to make all sorts of crafts, but did you know that making glitter pens yourself is easy and inexpensive? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make glitter pens with materials you have on hand. This is an easy project to get your kids involved in; just check to see that they use their new pens properly! Unleash your inner artist with glitter pens! Glitter pens are great gifts, party favors, and decorations. Follow these steps to make your own glitter pens. Enjoy!

Easy ways to make glitter pens

Start by getting a felt tip pen and putting glue on the end of the pen. Put some food coloring in a bowl, then dip the end of the felt tip pen in it. Shake off any excess food coloring, then let it dry on paper. After that, dip another felt tip pen in glue, but this time put some glitter on top of it and shake off any excess glitter. Repeat this with as many different colors as you want. You can use other types of art materials such as watercolor paints or acrylic paints instead if you have them! Glitter pens work best on paper, not canvas because they can rub off easily. You can also use your fingers or a brush to get the glue and paint onto the end of the felt tip pen. Glitter is always optional for these DIY projects. 

If you don’t have an adult helper nearby to help clean up, consider using newspaper instead so you don’t have a huge mess afterwards. Let the felt tip pen dry for about ten minutes before drawing anything, and once finished let it sit overnight before drawing anything else. Make sure there are no wet spots when you draw or else the design will smudge. Experiment with various designs and experiment until you find something that works well for you. Don’t forget to wash your hands after working on these crafts! Next, we’ll be making glitter lip gloss: pour lip gloss into the lid of a container like a small jar or plastic sandwich bag. Add some and stir well with your finger. Then pour mixture into separate containers (like containers made out of plastic cups), adding more color to each one every few seconds while shaking vigorously.

What supplies do you need to make glitter pens?

You will need a pot, water, glue, and glitter. Here’s how:

  • Fill the pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. 
  • Put your glue in the pot and stir until it’s fully dissolved in the water. 2b. Pour in your glitter as you stir until you reach the desired color for your pen. 
  • Let it cool for about 20 minutes before you touch it with your hands or anything else that will get ruined by being wet with hot glue and glitter mix. 
  • Allow to dry overnight before using them! They should be nice and sparkly.
  • For each one of your pens, you can use different colors of glitter so they are all uniquely yours! 6. To clean up, put some cooking oil on a paper towel and wipe away any excess glitter left on the table/countertops etc. The cooking oil helps keep things shiny and prevents stains from forming. 
  • Once everything is cleaned up, you can store your pens in an airtight container like a ziplock bag (or something similar) for future use!

What glue is best for applying glitter?

The best glue for applying the glitter is Elmer’s Glue. It’s a little more expensive, but it dries clear so you don’t have to worry about the color of the glue showing through. It also dries quickly and doesn’t leave any residue behind when dry. 

Put some glue on one end of your strip of paper. 

Hold it up and sprinkle some glitter over the top, making sure not to put too much down at once or else it will cover your hand in sparkles! 

Repeat this process until you have covered all sides with a layer of glitter. Allow the adhesive time to dry before using your pen. If you want extra sparkle, sprinkle more on top while it is still wet! Your glitter pen is now ready for use!

When finished, wrap the entire sheet around an old makeup brush to form a tube-like shape. Leave enough space at one end for your hands to hold on comfortably as you write or draw. Trim off any excess paper from the bottom edges (as well as where the ends overlap).

How do you make homemade glitter?

Making homemade glitter is a simple process and doesn’t require many materials. All you need is clear nail polish, a lighter or match, and some food coloring. To start, fill your container of choice with clear nail polish and add in the desired amount of food coloring. The more color you add, the brighter your final product will be. Once you’ve mixed everything together, use an eyedropper or other container to suck up some of the solution from the top. This will remove any air bubbles that may have formed on the surface during mixing and help remove any excess product from inside the container which could ruin your next steps. Place the lid on tightly so it won’t leak out while heating. 

Now it’s time to turn on your stove and set it to medium-high heat. Once the burner is hot enough, place the container onto it. Let it sit there for 3-5 minutes until all of the mixture has melted into one even layer at the bottom of your container. Remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before trying to pour anything out. 

If there are any chunks left in this area (which can happen if you don’t let things cool), blow on them lightly with a hair dryer until they are small enough to pour out with ease.

Can you mix glitter and glue?

Glitter and glue will not mix together, so you will need to use one or the other. Glue is less expensive and easier to work with, but it doesn’t hold as well. You can mix a bit of water with your glue if you want a more water-resistant pen. Glitter has a much higher cost and needs some sort of binder in order to keep it from falling off the paper. You can use clear packing tape or Mod Podge for this purpose. And finally, once you’ve mixed your ingredients together, simply pour them into your inkjet cartridge . The mixture should be very thin, almost like paint. If it’s too thick, just add more glitter/glue until it’s right. Make sure that you shake the bottle before each refill to get rid of any clumps! You’ll notice how the contents thicken over time; at first, there’s a lot of room for air. But eventually, those bubbles disappear and there’s no place for oxygen to enter. Just poke a hole in the top if you don’t have an airbrush system built into your printer and you’re good to go!

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Glitter pens are a great way to add some flair and creativity to your journal entries or any other piece of paper. They’re easy to make and the supplies needed can be found in most craft stores. All you need is a plastic pen, glass jar with lid, craft glue, food coloring, water, and small pieces of glitter. Fill the pen halfway with water then add in five drops of food coloring until it reaches your desired color. Add a few tablespoons of glue into the jar and then add in one tablespoon at a time until you get your desired thickness. The more glue you put in will result in more of an opaque look when it dries instead of the standard translucent look that is shown below. After you mix together all the ingredients fill your pen about 3/4 of the way full. Now all you have to do is wait for it to dry! When dry, shake off any excess glitter before use! You can create all sorts of different colors by adding different types of food coloring or changing up how much glue you use.



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