How to make a fairy wand

Updated February 21, 2017

Every girl, young or old, needs a fairy wand. Make several of these delightfully whimsical wands so that you have one to match every ball gown, or create them with your daughter or grandaughter as a special craft project. These fairy wands can be intricate enough to be part of a special costume, but are hardy enough to stand up under regular use.

Cut out two large stars out of the posterboard. They should be the same size and shape and be large enough to completely cover the bowl end of the spoon. To make sure that they match, you may wish to cut out one star, then trace it to make a second.

Decorate one side of each of the stars. You can use glitter, stickers or markers to make the stars one of a kind. You might want to outline each star with a thick border of glitter or write your name in ornate letters. Use any embellishments you like to make the stars as beautiful as possible.

Cut 5 to 15 lengths of ribbon. They should all be 6 inches or longer. You can use all one colour of ribbon or a variety of colours.

Tie a crystal bead to the end of each piece of ribbon. You can use a simple square knot to secure the bead, or you can glue it in place if you prefer. These will weight the ribbons down so that they swing and clink when you wave the wand.

Glue the ribbons to the centre of the top of the spoon. Use plenty of glue so that the ribbons are held securely. None of this will be visible when you are done, so it is OK to use extra glue here.

Glue one of the large posterboard stars to each side of the spoon. Make sure that the decorated side faces out so that the fairy wand is bright and glittery on both sides. If the spoon is not completely flat, then you may need to use extra glue around the rim of the spoon to hold the stars in place.

Let the wand dry. If you use a glue gun, it will be ready in about 5 minutes. Craft glue and tacky glue take longer and you should allow 1 to 3 hours for the glue to dry completely. Keep the wand in a safe, dry place when you are not using it.


Fairy wands usually need a lot of sparkle, but if your little fairy princess needs more glitter than a wand can hold, consider gluing a small shaker of glitter to the handle of the spoon just under the stars. The ribbons will hide it and then every time she waves her wand, a little fairy dust will accent her movements.


Be careful if you use a glue gun to do this project as the hot glue can cause serious burns.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden spoon
  • Craft glue
  • Posterboard
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon in one or more colours
  • Crystal beads
  • Glitter
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