Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quill Pens

Bekah and Scott think the best part of hunting season is adding to their feather collections.  This year, Bekah had the bright idea to try writing with them and begged me to buy them some "liquid ink".  I did buy some and I've been waiting for the right time to try it out...i.e. when Alarik is either sleeping or occupied by Dad.  So on Sunday during Alarik's nap time, we got everything out and gave it a try!



It was more difficult than they thought it would be but they were engrossed in the novelty of it so they didn't mind.

We did a little online research for tips on writing with quill pens but they seemed to have more fun just doing it how they wanted.  Besides, some of the instructions involved intricate carving of the quill shaft and I wasn't about to start trying that!





Even if it wasn't great practice for their penmanship, what better way to get Scottie to work on his letters?


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