How to Make a Cardboard Star Wand

Two Methods:Cardboard and straw wandCardboard and stick or dowel wand

A cardboard star wand is easy to make using basic materials and glue or stapling. You don't need to have whittling skills, just the ability to cut out a star, decorate it and stick it onto the wand stem. Once completed, the star wand is ideal for costume parties, dress-ups, imaginary play and a fairy party or two.

Method 1
Cardboard and straw wand

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    Draw a star shape on a piece of cardboard. Cut out the shape.
    • You can use this template if you'd like.
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    Cut the star shape out. Keep the edges nice and neat.
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    Color the star in if you haven't used a colored board. Or, add designs as wished.
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    Cover some of the star with glue. Sprinkle glitter over the parts with glue. Collect the leftover glitter for reuse in another craft project.
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    Prepare the wand stem. Wrap ribbon around the straw to cover it neatly. Tie or glue in place.
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    Staple or glue the star to the straw wand stem.
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    Tie on a flowing piece of ribbon (or several pieces) for additional prettiness.
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    Done. It's time to put on the fairy costume and go wand waving. Cast a kind spell now!

Method 2
Cardboard and stick or dowel wand

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    Go to the forest and try finding a good twig or stick. If you're not keen on using twigs from the outdoors, use a chopstick instead.
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    Draw a star shape on thin card or cardboard. You can use this template if you'd like.
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    Cut the star out. Keep the edges neat.
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    Decorate the cardboard star. Use glitter, artificial pearls, and rhinestones, etc., to prettify the star. You can draw designs on it too.
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    Coat in Mod Podge if wished. This will help the star to last longer.
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    Attach to the twig or chopstick. Use a strong glue to attach the cardboard star to the top of the twig or chopstick. The thicker the wand stem, the more glue you'll need to use to keep the star in place.
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    Allow it to dry fully. Add some ribbons or tulle bows for embellishment, if desired.
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    Done. You can now dress up as a witch or warlock and head out to cast spells on your fellow party goers. Keep those spells civil, mind!

Tips

  • Raffia makes a nice attachment to wands. Or use crepe paper to wind around the wand stem.
  • For kids: If you haven't been properly trained by a responsible adult on safe scissor usage, ask for help and ask to be shown how to use scissors too.

Warnings

  • Use hot glue with appropriate care.

Things You'll Need

  • Method 1
    • Card or cardboard
    • Printer for template (if printing)
    • Pencil for drawing template
    • Scissors
    • Straw
    • A piece of ribbon (the best size is to make it as long as the straw)
    • Glue stick
    • Glitter
    • Stapler
  • Method 2
    • Twig or chopstick
    • Cardboard or card
    • Printer if printing template
    • Pencil for drawing template
    • Scissors
    • Glitter
    • Craft glue
    • Embellishments such as ribbon or lengths of tulle

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Categories: Kids' Crafts