Fairy Wand

Decorate and turn our fun-shaped wand templates into easy paper fairy wands.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small craft materials such as rhinestones or sequins are choking hazards. Not appropriate for use by children below the age of three.
Fairy Wand craft

Materials

  • A4 or Letter size printable card stock
  • Crayons, colored pencils or any water-based paint
  • Wooden dowel
  • Glitter glue
  • White glue or tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Masking tape
  • Curly ribbons, curled fabric ribbons or crepe paper
  • Rhinestones, sequins, plastic gems, other decorative materials (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Fairy Wand craft 1. Choose your wand's main shape from any of these printable patterns and print the page out on Letter or A4 card stock:
Step 2 Fairy Wand craft 2. Color or paint the shapes with your favorite coloring material.

*To create a shimmering effect, use metallic paint. Mix your own metallic colors by adding a tinge of any color of paint to silver paint. I achieved a metallic blue color by adding a teeny bit of blue to silver paint.
Step 3 Fairy Wand craft 3. Obtain a dowel for your wand's handle and paint it with acrylic or poster paint. Set it aside to dry.
Step 4a Fairy Wand craft 4. Check on your shapes. Once they're dry, you can add more sparkle to them with glitter glue. Squeeze a glob of glitter glue onto the center of the shape and spread it evenly across the entire shape using a paint brush.
Step 4b Fairy Wand craft   Or you can apply the glitter glue in lines, dots or patterns.
Step 5 Fairy Wand craft 5. Cut out the shapes once the glitter glue has dried.
Step 6 Fairy Wand craft 6. Some of the templates (e.g. star, heart, flower) include a pair of smaller shapes in addition to the main shapes. Glue each smaller shape at the center of a main shape.
Step 7 Fairy Wand craft 7. Tape a few strips of curly ribbons, curled fabric ribbons or crepe paper at the back of each shape. The third option is the easiest and a great option for younger kids.
Step 8 Fairy Wand craft 8. Glue one end of the dowel at the back of one of the shapes (use white glue or tacky glue). If you want to proceed to the next step without waiting for the glue to dry, you can secure the dowel in place with masking tape.
Step 9 Fairy Wand craft 9. Apply white glue or tacky glue along the edges of the back of one of the shapes. Glue the other shape on top, aligning them neatly along the edges. Press along the edges to glue them together.
Step 10 Fairy Wand craft 10. If necessary, apply more glue inside the joint between the paper shapes and the dowel. Press gently on the area to bond them together.
Step 11 Fairy Wand craft 11. You may further decorate your wand by gluing on rhinestones, sequins or plastic gems.

Enjoy your lovely fairy wand! It would be a great idea to make this craft before reading a favorite fairytale or you can use it to acccent a fairy costume.

More Ideas

Heart fairy wand craft Create a wand for all occasions - a heart-shaped wand for Valentine's day, a star-shaped one for the 4th of July or even a pumpkin-shaped wand for Halloween (use this jack-o'-lantern template)!
Butterfly fairy wand craft Make your wand as unique as you like. You can draw ideas and inspiration from fairy illustrations, such as those of Cicely Mary Barker, or from your favorite fairy books or animation.

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