Wish you could write on your iPad?

We looked for advice about the Best iPad Stylus for Writers, but these choices can get costly.

YouTube is loaded with recipes for creating a homemade stylus for your tablet or smartphone. If you want to start scribbling on your device, choose a recipe from the five videos embedded in this post–what’s your favorite?

How to make an iPad or iPhone stylus with an antenna

How to make an Android stylus with “household junk”

How to make an iPad or iPhone stylus with a sponge

How to make a homemade tablet or smartphone stylus with a Q-tip

Inspired by Lifehacker & Instructables