BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Rustic fairy wands

These were a last minute improvisation the day before our fairy tea-party.  Two days before the party I suddenly realised the Fairy Queen did not have a wand – OH NO!  I had a quick look online but no one could guarantee delivery because we’ve had 2cm of snow here in South London (to be fair some places in the UK have had a lot more but still everything grinds to a halt).

So I used the ends of some blossom branches I had bought as decoration (I know, blossom in January???).  I folded some coloured corrugated card in half (the corrugated part is important to give some elasticity to stretch round the stem), and then I drew a star on the back.  I cut these out together so I had 2 identical stars and then stuck them around the twig using PVA glue — this bit was a bit tricky to get the stars lined up and to apply pressure for a few moments so they stuck in place.  I was so pleased with the result that I ended up making a whole bunch so all the fairies could have one!

My kids are a bit too young to be able to do this kind of cutting and sticking, but it’s a really fun thing to make with older kids. And you can give the younger ones the task of finding wand-like twigs in the garden or park!

Mo. x


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Comments (2)

January 15, 2010

I like this idea! I’d like to make something similar for boys, maybe inspired in magic? Harry Potter? Thanks for the tip! 🙂


January 17, 2010

cute!


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