As people all over the world ring in the new year, they reflect upon the passing of time, yet celebrate the prospect of upcoming changes and fresh possibilities. Family and friends join in the festivities with confetti in hand and resolutions in mind. A great way to also involve little youngsters in the season’s merrymaking is by helping them create something fun and cute like this Wishing Wand craft. Using ZAP-A-GAP CA+ adhesive and a handful of materials, the Wishing Wand encourages kids to express some of the hopes and goals they have for their future, as you all start off the new year with some enjoyable family time.
What You’ll Need
- Different colors of cardstock
- ZAP-A-GAP CA+
- A marker
- An assortment of sequins, rhinestones, and other sparkly stuff
- A dowel or stick
- Some curled ribbon or garland (optional)
The Crafty Countdown: Making the Wand
Like many other crafts, the first step to creating the wand is to prepare a suitable space for you and your child to work. Covering a surface with newspaper or an inexpensive tablecloth is a good idea, as things can get a little messy.
Next, grab the cardstock and scissors. You’ll need to make 2 different star pieces; the first one will be sort of the border of the wand and a place for your child to write their goals for the upcoming year. Star shapes can be tricky, so you can learn how to cut out a 5 point star hole with this tutorial.
Once the hollow star border is ready, get a different colored piece of cardstock to make the solid star shape that will display all the glittery bits. Trace the outline of the star border onto the fresh piece of cardstock and cut it out.
After both of the pieces have been prepared, use the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ to glue the star border to the front of the solid star. Then, have your child write a few of their wishes around the star border using a marker. Offering the opportunity to talk and to be creative, this often results in ideas that are unique and maybe even humorous.
Next, it’s time to add some sparkle and bedazzle. You can help your child adhere bigger, shiny pieces one-by-one using the Zap glue, or you can apply some adhesive to the star center and then let your child sprinkle the sequins and things all over the glued area.
When the glue has dried and the star sparkles to satisfaction, you’ll then need to attach the wand handle. Using the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ once again, adhere the selected handle piece to the back of the star. If you don’t want the connection spot to show, you can always glue another star-shaped piece of cardstock on top of it.
Lastly, once the handle is connected, add some colorful ribbon or a little bit of wired foil garland for a whimsical touch. Then you can enjoy the moment of watching your child wave in the year 2016 with their Wishing Wand in hand.
We Wish to Hear From You
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