How to Make a DS Stylus

By Jennifer Hudock ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Popsicle stick
  • Small straw
  • Rubber eraser
  • Old pen
  • Pocket knife
  • Chopstick
  • Bamboo grilling skewers
Nintendo DS

If you lose the stylus from your Nintendo DS, don't fret. The stylus is the pen-like tool used to interact with the touch screen on your DS. DS styluses can be made from a variety of objects, some rather simple and others more elaborate. Creating your own stylus is a great way to add personal style and flare to your Nintendo DS.

Pare down a popsicle stick with your knife. Create a long, pointed end that will work with your touch-activated DS screen. Sand down any rough edges so you don't get splinters. Paint and decorate with stickers.

Use a knife to cut a piece of rubber eraser and insert it into the end of a coffee stirrer. Pare down the edge of the eraser and then fit it into one end of the straw. Sharpen the eraser for use as a stylus.

Clean away any leftover ink from an empty pen and return the ink stick to the pen body. Dry the tip completely. The tip of a clean pen works effectively as a stylus and won't damage your screen.

Use custom chopsticks. Because chopsticks often come with a pointed end, they work great as a stylus. Cut the chopstick down to a manageable size and sand off the sawed end to avoid splinters.

Purchase bamboo grilling skewers at your grocery store. Dull the pointed edge with sand paper and then decorate and customize the skewer with paint.

Tip

Customize hand made styluses with paint, stickers and more.

Warning

Dull wooden points with sandpaper to avoid injury.

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About the Author

Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.