My little Pip and Bean always know how to pick completely the WRONG moment for a spot of crafting. Like, deciding they want to make a fairy castle while I'm attempting to cook dinner or build a robot when we are trying to leave for school. This last week, we have all been full of bugs and coughs and colds. Pip for the first time has been off school (it is unheard of that Pip is ever poorly), and decided that what mummy really needed to do when she has three children under 6 with raging temperatures - is to make a wishing wand.
How could I refuse?!
She had been reading the 'Magic Faraway Tree' which it had given her the idea but I had no idea what on earth a wishing wand was?!
However, as ever, a quick Pintrest search (what is the verb for searching on Pintrest? Should it be Pearch?) and we found something she liked the look of.
After drawing a star on the cream card, we cut out the middle and Pip wrote down her wishes around the outside. Obviously she wished for princess parties and unicorns! Who wouldn't?
Next, we cut out some sticky back plastic, larger than our star and stuck it behind (sticky side up). The next part was Pip's favourite bit as she sprinkled glitter, sequins, sparkly buttons and jewels over the sticky part and held it together with another piece of sticky back plastic over the top. We tried covering a straw with silver foil but this wasn't strong enough so in the end we settled for covering a pencil with silver foil and sellotaping it to the wand. Lastly, we tied some silver ribbon round the top for some extra sparkle!
Pip has been sprinkling magic fairy wishes around the house and sleeping with her wand every night. I am hoping she genuinely manages to wish away all the bugs as a great deal more crafting could happen if I could only get some sleep!
However, it was an easy peasy craft and would be great for any fairy or princess party or I also thought would be perfect for New Year's Eve to write your resolutions on! Must remember that one!
Hope you're having a bug free weekend! Xxx