The Big Pink Pig

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Caroline's Birthday: Fairy Wands!

In going with the Abby Cadabby theme, fairy wands were a must for party favors!  We made these pretty cheaply and they took about and hour to make 9.  They even turned out to be a hit with the boys!

They take just a few supplies:

  • a roll of tulle (get the kind in the bridal department at Michael's or Joann's-it's already 6 or 7 inches in width)
  • string
  • dowels (Home Depot will cut the 3 foot dowels for you into 12 inch wands--only $0.80 a dowel and you get 3 wands from 1 dowel!)
  • various notions, I used the $1 bin ric rac and ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • glitter and mod podge for decorating the dowel (optional)
I started by decoupaging the dowels, although this is totally optional.  They would look cute without this step.

Once the dowels are dry, cut the tulle into 7 four inch strips.  Fold the strips accordion style and tie string the in the middle and fluff your layers out.  ( Remember those tissue paper flowers we used to make in elementary school??  Same technique!)

Take your hot glue gun and glue random strips of ribbon, ric rac, or anything else that you want to hang from the wand.  I thought about taking some of their broken play necklaces and using those but we unfortunately were attached to them.... ( Really???)  Glue the notions to the tip top of the dowel.

Once the notions are secure, hot glue the tulle puff to the top!  Ok now that I am typing out the instructions, they sounds like a lot of work--but trust me they are totally worth it!  The kids played with the all evening!

Now you have awesome fairy wands, wizard wands, whatever you want to call them!  They are great for dress up or a good game of chase.  :)

Yes they are in their jammies.  Yes that is a lollipop hanging from her mouth........No, they didn't have lollipops for breakfast that day, but they got one when they finished--hey sometimes it's not worth the fight.  

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