Create a masterpiece - with a lolly stick!
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|When it comes to doing pen and ink pictures, you can spend a fortune on expensive fancy pens.|
|But you can make your own ink pen from an ordinary lolly stick!|
|Carefully snap a lolly stick and you have a great pen for drawing with.|
All you need now is a bottle of ink or some watered down poster paint.
Just hold the stick in the same way that you'd hold a pen.
|Dip the "pen" into ink - and experiment!|
|Hold the nib flat to the page and you'll be able to do thick, solid lines.|
|Twist the stick a little to get thinner lines.|
|If you use the corner of the stick when there's not too much ink on it, you can create fainter lines that are good for sketching.|
|If you use the stick to flick the ink, you get a feathered effect like this.|
|And if you dip the stick into the ink and then hold it in one position, and draw a wavy line, you get a line that goes thick-thin-thick!|
|It's a good idea to keep experimenting and practising - then when you're used to drawing with the stick, you can try a picture.|
|Here's Neil's picture!|
|You can use the technique to produce a set of different coloured pens, too...|
...to make a multi-coloured picture like this.
Try it yourself!