By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
I hate rainy days, especially when they fall on a weekend. Why you ask? Because it means the kids are going to get bored because we are stuck inside. And I get bored, I want to get out and do stuff on the weekends and when it is rainy and cold that just is not going to happen.
This past weekend was one of those weekends when we were stuck inside all day, but I decided to be proactive (since I watched the news and knew this was going to happen) and get my supplies ready for a fun project for the kids. We made Magic Star Wands that turned out to be Magic princess Star Wands (that is what the girls told me they were).
My oldest helped me make the wands while my little one was playing with her dad. Once they were done I could not believe how much fun the girls had with them. I think this was the best craft we have ever made. They played with these for hours and are still playing with them. They created a whole fantasy world this weekend all around these wands. What a great rainy day project they turned out to be. After the tutorial below on how to make the wands, check out the pictures of all the fun the girls had with them.
- Star Pattern
- Ribbon (we used 3 to 4 different colors of ribbon per wand)
- Wooden Dowel
- Fiber fill
- Glue Gun
- Glue Stick
Print out your Star Pattern, and then cut it out.
Trace the star onto your felt.
You will need two starts one for the front and one for the back.
For the wand, run your glue stick along the wooden dowel in thin line (this will help keep the ribbon in place)
Wrap your ribbon around your wooden dowel
Continue to wrap each color of ribbon around till the wood is covered.
Use your glue gun to hold the ribbon ends in place.
Now glue your two star pieces together, but leave a hole so you can stuff it and insert the wooden dowel
You can use your pencil to get the fill in the ends of the star
Once the star is stuffed insert your wooden dowel and use your glue gun to seal the star.
Now they are ready for play time!
My girls decided they were princess wands and my oldest was the princess of blue and my youngest was the princess of pink!