How to Make a Pencil Grip

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How to Make a Pencil Grip
Don't buy expensive pencil grips -- make your own. (Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A good pencil grip will encourage good hand posture while writing. A grip can alleviate joint pain and make writing more comfortable for those who write with a tight grasp. Store-bought pencil grips are easy to lose but luckily they are even easier to make. All you need is a rubber band to get started. Use vibrantly coloured rubber bands for a unique grip.

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Rubber band

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  1. 1

    Cut the rubber band open.

  2. 2

    Tightly wrap the rubber band around the pencil in a spiral pattern.

  3. 3

    Overlap the rubber band's edges, tucking the loose ends under to secure.

  4. 4

    Glue the ends if they are not adequately secured.

  5. 5

    Use as many rubber bands as you need.

    How to Make a Pencil Grip
    Incorporate rubber bands of varied widths. (Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • Layer rubber bands for added cushioning on finger joints.

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