Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Magic Wands Craft Tutorial

I always see some amazing things that awesomely creative people make out of paint sample papers.  Here is what I usually make: Magic Wands.  Because who doesn’t need a bit of magic here and there.  Check out my magic wand craft tutorial.  These are made from recycled wooden skewers and free paint sample papers.  They are very easy, quick and fun to make.  You will need some the wooden skewers, some paint sample papers, acrylic paint, sparkly paint, curling ribbon, scissors, glue, and knowledge on how to draw a star (or you could just use a stencil).

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Draw the star that you’re happy with, and that fits into the paint sample without cutting corners off.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Trace it on the back of the paint swatches with a black marker or pen.  Or, if you are using a template, then just trace the start from the template directly on the paint sample.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Paint the first half of the skewer, let it dry, and then paint the second half.  Just makes it easier to hold without getting your fingers all covered in paint.  Allow the skewers completely dry first.  I find it easier to just stick them into a cup to dry.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

You will need twice as many star cutouts as you have skewers.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

While the skewers are drying, cut out all the star shapes.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Put dots of glue on the corners of one star cutout, then put another start cutout on top of it.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Because I cut my stars by hand, each one was a little bit different.  Once glued together, I noticed that the edges weren’t exactly matching, so I trimmed them neatly.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Put a bit of glue on the pointy tip of the skewer.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Stick the skewer into the star in between the points.  Allow it to dry.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

I used some sparkly paint for the stars.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

Some curling ribbon, tied and curled right under the stars.  Ta-daa, all done! Now go turn someone into a pumpkin.

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial