This is the most ridiculous iPad hack I've seen yet

We're big fans of the Apple Pencil here at Creative Bloq. Combine with an iPad, and it makes an outstanding stylus for digital art. But it isn't exactly cheap. And even though the Apple Pencil 2 magnetically attaches and has flat edges to stop it from rolling away, it can still be mislaid.

An economical solution? Well, if you happen to have a chilli pepper on hand, it seems that might be a decent stand-in. At least until you can find your stylus (see our roundup of the best Apple Pencil prices if you'd prefer the real thing).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.