Great gifts for siblings, cousins, and friends, these friendly-faced pens are so simple to make, your child can create a zoo in an afternoon. Just be sure he keeps one for himself -- it might encourage him to write those postholiday thank-you notes!
Cut a strip of felt as shown.
Run a thin bead of hot glue along one edge, roll up the pen in the felt, and glue the other edge.
Once that's dry, glue on googly eyes and felt details, such as wings and ears.