One of our projects from this week included making our own ink from blueberries, vinegar, and salt. We then used our new quill pens to write on scrolls or parchment. We are reading Harry Potter, so the kids thought this was very cool, but quills are also used historically, of course, too.
This led Ollie to want to write in cursive.. Great little project. I found these pens and recipes for ink for only $3 at our local historical mansion gift shop. They have several great, inexpensive toys like: wooden jump ropes, ring tosses, pick-up sticks, yo-yos, excavation kits, etc, -all for less than $5 each.