My friend Stella made her own knitting needles and wanted to share her tutorial:
Follow these steps to make your own.
First gather all of your supplies. You will need a 1/8 inch wood dowel seven inches long, sand paper fine and course grit, wax paper, glue, and two beads that fit on your dowel.
First have an adult cut the dowel in half and use the course sand paper to sand one end of each needle to a point.
Sand each needle with the fine grit sand paper until it is very smooth. You don’t want anything that will catch on your yarn.
Once your needles are smooth rub each needle with the wax paper. This gives them a nice finish and helps the yarn slide on the finished needles.
Put a small amount of glue on the blunt end of your knitting needles and carefully place your bead. The beads I chose fit on the dowel perfectly so I didn’t need much glue.
After your glue dries your needles are done!
Here is an action shot, knitting a scarf.