Tuesday, March 10, 2009

magic wands for flower fairies

Sophie's birthday party was fairy themed this year! All the fairy friends took home a magic wand (and heck yes, I made lots of extras. I was a wand-making fool). As requested, here are some wand pictures (birthday girl with Mama to the left, Angela to the right with a bouquet) to share.

Here's how to make magic flower wands yourself:
  • Get a bunch of dowels (wider is better!) and cut them to about 16" long. Sand them well.
  • Paint the wands with watercolor. Try to make them all different!
  • If you want to add glitter or gold paint, now would be a good time after your watercolor paint dries.
  • You'll need LOTS of flowers, the bigger the better. Cut them close to the flower head and hot glue them to the top of the dowel. Hold them on tight while the glue sets and don't burn yourself!
  • Cut a big leaf from your flowers and write the name of the lucky recipient on it with a paint pen.
  • Punch a hole in the leaf and tie it close to the top of the wand, right under the flower, with ribbon. Use contrasting ribbon, different widths or lengths - make it bright and interesting! I even made one with a sunflower tied with brown ribbon with white polka-dots. The more colorful, the better.
  • You could also add tendrils of ivy, a pipe-cleaner bumblebee, or a butterfly to your wand for even more waveability.
  • Then go out and make some magic!
More fairy party ideas:
♥ Pair this with making clothespin fairies, as we did. The kids really enjoyed this craft!

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