Making Magic Wands


You know you need one Mama. One rainy Saturday afternoon, I was reviewing the DIY birthday party video I made with Leyla, our DIY expert, and was spontaneously inspired to get crafty.  I needed an excuse to own a magic wand;  enter my six year old, Ellery.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Wooden dowels – ours are from the Dollarstore
  • Paint – we used Crayola’s neon collection. I love them because they’re bright and last forever.
  • Glue gun – we have a small one from the Dollarstore that Ellery can hold easily (you’ll want to supervise obviously!)
  • Ribbons, feathers, pom-poms, anything you want to glue on to dress up your wands


STEP ONE:
The naked dowel.

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STEP TWO

You can paint before or after you glue. Ellery did both.

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STEP THREE
Isn’t it awesome to watch kids let their imaginations run free?

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STEP FOUR

Glue on the ‘fancy’ bits.

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STEP FIVE
A little Daddy help required here.

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STEP SIX
I added an ‘E’ for her.

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Ta-dah!
This is the one she created and, below, the one I made for her.

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These are great accessories to add to any tickle trunk. They also make lovely gifts that kids can make for each other, or you can create for them. If you have a budding magician – perhaps a magic kit, like this one from Melissa and Doug (via Amazon), and a personalized wand would make a squee-worthy gift!

Melissa and Doug Magic Set

Here’s a link to the Crayola neon paint:

Crayola Neon Paint

Have a magical day (as they say in the Disney store).

Written by: Rachel Matthews Burton, Fashion and Props Stylist,  Host of Tabella

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