Imaginative Crafts

Magic Wand Craft

Top your wand with a tin foil ornament.
Top your wand with a tin foil ornament.

Make the Magic Wand Craft with your kids, and then watch them play as if they have magic powers. With a wave of the magic wand you can become a magician or even a fairy godmother.

How to Make the Magic Wand Craft

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Yards of Ribbon
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft Glue
  • 24-inch Wood Dowel with 1/2-inch diameter
  • Sequins or Small Jingle Bells (optional)
  • Cardboard
  • Ballpoint Pen or Black Felt-Tip Pen
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Old Paintbrush

Step One: Cut a 24-inch piece of ribbon. Glue one end of the ribbon to one end of the wood dowel. Wrap it around the dowel. Once you reach the bottom, trim off the excess ribbon and glue the end in place.

Step Two: To make the wand streamers, cut a few strips of ribbon with varying lengths. Glue one end of each strip to the top end of the dowel. If you want, add some sequins or small jingle bells to each streamer end.

Step Three: Cut a small strip of cardboard about 1 inch long. Wrap and glue the strip of cardboard around the dowel 1/2 inch from the top end, covering the ends of the ribbons.

Step Four: Have an adult cut two small slits in the cardboard across from each other. Draw and cut out a moon, star, or other magical symbols from the aluminum foil.

Step Five: To stiffen the foil, coat one side with glue and let it dry. Insert the foil shape in the slits. Add a dab of glue to hold it in place.

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