7 fun and easy pencil topper ideas for kids

7 fun and easy pencil topper ideas for kids

Make writing and homework more interesting with these pencil topper craft ideas for kids. DIY pencil toppers are easy to make, with a range of materials to choose from. They also make fantastic party bag fillers and gifts. Spend a rainy afternoon getting your hands dirty with the little ones,…
The 4 best pens for writing quickly

The 4 best pens for writing quickly

While writing fast may not be considered a useful skill in the age of laptops and smartphones, some situations still require speedy lettering. Learning how to write quickly and neatly is easily achievable once you master a few tricks and have the right tools. Why do you need to write…
How to fix a skipping fountain pen

How to fix a skipping fountain pen

Why is my fountain pen not writing smoothly? If you’ve ever used a fountain pen, you’ll know it can make writing by hand a wonderful experience. Perfect for crafting a beautiful cursive letter to a loved one, many people love to keep a fountain pen on hand with a few cartridges…
How to refill a fountain pen ink cartridge

How to refill a fountain pen ink cartridge

There’s nothing more satisfying than writing with a fountain pen. A rewarding experience, putting pen to paper and seeing your words flourish is only enhanced with this unique writing instrument. Fountain pens require an extra level of consideration to ordinary pens. Luxury fountain pens can last generations, so learning how…
How a wooden pencil is made

How a wooden pencil is made

In a world full of writing and drawing instruments, the humble beauty of the wooden pencil is often overlooked. However the pencil manufacturing process leaves much to be marveled at. The art of pencil making is surprisingly interesting and varies little between manufacturers. Discover how a wooden pencil is made…
7 Valentine’s Day cards to make

7 Valentine’s Day cards to make

Showcase your creative abilities this Valentine’s Day and surprise your loved ones with a special handmade Valentine’s card. With lots of artist supplies to assist with your crafting, The Pen Company is on hand to inspire with these Valentine’s Day card ideas. Your secret crushes won’t know what’s hit them.…
How to help your child improve their handwriting

How to help your child improve their handwriting

In the digital age of today, the importance of good handwriting is sadly becoming a thing of the past. However, this crucial skill can benefit children in many ways, especially as they grow and eventually enter the world of work. Good handwriting takes time and patience. Encourage your child to…