Red, White and Blue Star Wand
Kids will love decorating and creating this fun wand for the 4th of July. What a great way to show your patriotic spirit! This project requires quite a bit of drying time, so be sure to plan accordingly.
What You Need
- 12” wooden dowel
- white yarn
- white craft glue
- white craft foam
- red, white and blue glitter glue
- 5 paper clips
- 5 scraps of felt or paper towels
- paper plate
- small paintbrush
How To Make It
- Cover the dowel in white glue, spread it evenly with your fingers. You want a fairly heavy coat, but you don’t want it dripping. Wrap the white yarn around the dowel and spiral all the way down to the end. Rest the wrapped dowel on a paper plate to dry.
- Cut out 2 stars from white craft foam.
- When dowel is dry, trim the ends of the yarn. Line the stars with white glue, then sandwich one end of the dowel in between the two foam stars. Place a scrap of felt or paper towel over each of the star’s points, securing with paper clips. This will hold the star closed so it can dry.
- Stand the star wand up, star end pointing down, and insert a generous amount of white glue. Let dry completely.
- When everything is dry, use a small paintbrush to add red glitter glue to the yarn. Use a paintbrush to add white glitter glue to the dowel between the yarn spirals.
- Decorate the star using blue and red glitter glue.
- Place star wand in a safe place over night to dry.
This project was created by Amanda Formaro, originally for Kaboose/Spoonful.