There was a time when our children were very much into fairies. Thus, here is an idea for a magic wand using little scraps of treasures that you might have left over from other projects. This post was featured on the Owl Kids website. Looking for a engaging, educational way to get your child reading each month? Check out this great publication- our kids love it! (And so do we!) http://www.owlkids.com/make-a-nature-wand/ Materials A stick Ribbon (we also included sequin strings and rick rack) Scraps of “fancy paper” (we used crepe and origami paper, but use whatever you may have/like) Craft jewels Scissors Craft glue Directions Go on a nature walk and select a stick for your wand. Tie your pieces of various ribbon around your stick and knot them. Cut out some larger pieces of paper to form your base. Layer it with pieces of paper, gluing them together. Add embellishments such as craft jewels. Glue your base to your stick and let it dry overnight. Have fun with your wand! Purpose Re-using & re-purposing materials, developing fine motor skills, enjoying the outdoors, imaginary play Safety Notes When using your wand to play, be aware of other people. Use scissors with adult supervision. Craft jewels are choking hazards and should not be used by children 0-3 and/or those that tend to put things in their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.