DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Magic Wand Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
- Mixture of 1/2 white glue and 1/2 water OR paper mache paste (1 part flour to 5 parts water... let boil 3 minutes and then cool)
- Magical item. Examples include sparkles, pipecleaner, feather, ribbon, piece of twisted Aluminum foil.
- Silver, gold, black, brown or grey paint or markers.
- Everyone knows that the key to a good magic wand is a special magical center. The most important part of this craft, therefore, is choosing
your magical center (you aren't going to be able to see it, but you'll know it's there)!
- You can use a pipecleaner or twisted Aluminum foil (hair from a unicorn tail), feather (Phoenix feather), ribbon (dragon heartstring).
- You can use things you find outside (feathers) or something special of yours (maybe even a small snippet of your hair if mom says it's ok!).
- You can also sprinkle on a few sparkles for that extra bit of punch.
- Put your magical items on the edge of a 1/2 piece of newspaper and roll it up
tight like a sausage. You might want to chant a couple of magical words as you roll (ROLLUS ENCOMPUS, for example).
- Take a look at the length of your wand. If you like it, great! If it's too long, take scissors and trim in down (every wand is
- Tape the newspaper sausage tightly so it doesn't unroll as you work. Put tape over the two ends so your magical items don't fall out.
- Take 1 inch x 6 inch (ish) strips of newspaper and dip them in the paper mache paste OR water/glue mixture. Wrap them tightly around the
- Let your wand dry.
- Paint the wand your chosen color (or color with markers). You can also dip the tip in white glue and then coat with silver or gold sparkles.
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