I taught a workshop last year for our guild that was really fun. Everyone had wanted to “get around to” making one of those folded pens out of a soda can but had never found the time. So I did a little investigative work and came up with a handout. I decided to use little metal sheets you can find at Home Depot or Lowes since we don’t drink soda and didn’t have any cans around the house. Also, I read soda cans have become much thinner in recent years and may not make the best pen. However, you can still cut these out of soda cans if you prefer.
The little squares of metal were the perfect weight and made great pens! I was so surprised at how successful they were and I think the class was as well. We did calendars as a project after making our pens.
Click here to download PDF: folded soda pen
Let me know if you make one! Enjoy!