Practice pilgrim-like penmanship with ink-dipped feather pens.
To make the quill, use a pen to outline a triangle, with a sharp tip, on the base of the feather.
Use the craft knife to cut along the triangle so as to form a sharp point (a parent's job).
To use the pen, dip the tip into a jar of ink and then dab it onto a piece of paper towel before writing. Practice writing on paper or script place cards for table toppers with an authentic touch.