Ok, so you might notice that the pictures here are very old, but that is because we created this craft when we met our nemesis: THE STICK when Toby was a toddler. Look, chances are we are all going to be stuck in the house for the majority of the time, and the most exciting thing we will be able to find is… a stick. Joy. Yep, the chances are that one or more of your kids will find themselves utterly obsessed and in love with a stick and you will find yourself pleading with them to just put it the fuck down, but they won’t and it will all end in tears. Yours. So bring the stick home and do this…
We (by which I mean pinterest and I) decided to make some stick wands the last time this stick-obsession happened! The kids like Harry Potter so it usually makes them smile, and if not, it feeds my desire to shout Stupefy at them when they won’t shut up.
Want to make a stick wand with one of the bajillion sticks your little beastie has collected this week?
Here’s what you need:
- Sticks (around 20cm are best – I urge you to avoid the shit covered variety)
- Twine, ribbon or string (you can use tape too, but it will most likely come off early)
- Flowers, I think cow slips are perfect!
- Coloured paper
Take your stick and give it a clean. It needs to be a relatively decent diameter, too thin and it will snap, too thick and you will have more of a stick in fancy dress than a wand.
Take your chosen decoration and wrap around the end of the stick, securing with the twine or string. If you have used a paper decoration then I would suggest securing with tape first and then wrapping the string over the top of that so it doesn’t come undone.
Make as many as you like and let your little one’s imagination run free! The boys did turn theirs into swords… and guns… and then clubs to beat each other with, but hey ho, the effort was there. Oh and FYI, Stupefy doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. If all else fails it makes a good dog toy for around 2.4 seconds.