Make Paper Pencils
Yes, you read that right. You can make your own pencils out of paper! When I saw this project the first thing I said was, "woah!" Using pencil leads (look for the larger-diameter leads for mechanical or drafting pencils) and origami paper, Kimanh from Scissors Paper Wok made the coolest.pencils.ever. You could also try paper-wrapping the refills for stick ink pens, or look for colored leads... Or, if you were so inclined, you could even use this technique to fancy up your crayons! [how to make paper pencils]
- Pencil leads, about $4
- Paper, on hand or $1 and up
- Mod Podge, on hand
Total: about $4 and upFull disclosure policy.