How to Make a Fairy Wand for Kids

Is your child fascinated with the world of dress-up and make-believe? Cinderella's fairy godmother and Tinker Bell's pixie friends have been enchanting little girls for years. Celebrate your child's interest by making a new fairy wand to match her favourite dress-up gown. Create wands in different colours or use them as a craft activity at your child's next birthday party.

Spread out a sheet of newspaper outdoors and paint the dowel using the glitter spray paint. Allow the paint to dry while you complete the star shapes for the top of the wand.

Trace the shape of the star cookie cutter onto the poster board with a pencil. Make two identical stars for each fairy wand. Cut out the stars using scissors.

Spread school glue or hot glue over one side of each star shape and apply glitter, beads and crystals. Allow the stars to dry.

Glue the undecorated sides of the stars to the dowel using hot glue. Align the star points and glue them together so that the wand looks like it has a single star on top.

Tie several lengths of ribbon to the dowel just below the base of the star. Secure the ribbon in place with a dot of glue, if necessary.


Take your child with you to the craft store to pick out the decorations for her wand.


Do not apply beads or crystals to fairy wands that are intended for children under age 3 since they are a choking hazard. Do not allow children to operate the hot glue gun.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Dowel, 12 inches
  • Poster board
  • Glitter spray paint
  • Cookie cutter, star-shaped
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ribbons, 12 inches
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Crystals
  • School glue
  • Hot glue gun
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