Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Wand

Every little girl needs a wand to make them feel like a fairy princess, it is a rule. My daughter is not into "dressing up" very much, she puts the outfit on, does a few twirls and she is done. But she does love the wands that accompany these dress up outfits. So I made (with a little help from my girl) her a pumpkin wand. It is too cute and very easy.
You'll need:
  • Template for Fairy Godmother Halloween Wand
  • Long-handled wooden spoon ( found a set of four at Dollar Tree)
  • Craft paint (gold looks especially nice)
  • Small paintbrush or foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Craft paper (two shades of orange and brown for the pumpkin stem or any color you want your wand to be)
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots
  • Glitter glue and/or faux gems
  • Curly ribbon and/or curled green floral wire
1. Paint the wooden spoon and set it aside to dry. ( I skipped this step and it looks just fine)
2. Print the template and use the pieces to cut out the shapes in the specified colors of paper. Note: younger kids may need some help cutting the grooves in the pumpkin overlay pieces.Step 2
3. Glue the overlay pieces and then the stems onto the pumpkin bases, keeping in mind that the pumpkins will be glued back-to-back so they should look like mirror images.Step 3
4. Place the wooden spoon with the handle facing down. Use glue dots to stick one of the pumpkins to the bowl of the spoon. Glue the other pumpkin to the flip side, matching up all of the edges with the first one. Use additional glue dots to stick the perimeters of the pumpkins together where needed.

5. Now your child can embellish the pumpkins with glitter glue and/or faux gems. For the finishing touch, glue or tie on curly ribbon "vines."

Fairy Godmother Wand 
Pictures & idea from Disney Family

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