Over the years we have made various versions of magic wands. These wands, inspired by the book PLAY MAKE CREATE, are part wand and part mixed media assemblage.
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- Paints (optional)
- Yarn and cord
- Items to decorate like wooden beads, feathers, fabric scraps, gems or pipe cleaners
For us, this was a 2 day project. We began by painting our sticks one day and then making them into wands the next day. You can skip the painting part if you like!
Once our painted sticks had dried, I set out a range on materials to decorate including yarn, pipe cleaners, beads and feathers and the kids set to work decorating their sticks. Just tie on the yarn and start wrapping!
This post has been included in Twinkl's End of Term Activities Blog.
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