Make your own stylus with just 4 household items (honestly)

make your own stylus
(Image credit: Olly Curtis)

I you want to make your own stylus for an iPad or other digital tablet, it's surprisingly quick and easy to do, and you don't need any specialist equipment. Of course, your creation won't offer anything like the experience provided by an Apple Pencil (or the best alternatives), but it will do the job. There are a range of options available if DIY isn't your thing, so check out our picks for the best iPad stylus and best Android stylus for some inspiration.

Below are two options for how to make your own DIY stylus. Please note that we are not responsible for any damage that might occur should you choose to try this out, be it to your pen, cotton wool, tablet or yourself. Watch your fingers and your tablet carefully while doing this DIY experiment, and keep the homemade stylus well away from any ports on your tablet. 

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Jo is group art director on the events team at Future and has worked on a number of magazines and brands, including Computer Arts, What Hi-Fi? and T3. She recently led the redesign of Creative Bloq's sister site, TechRadar.

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