Cardboard Tube Wand
Activity DesignerTina Pearson
Here's a project as unique as your little magician or fairy princess! This project can be as simple as a paper towel roll, construction paper, paint, and ribbon. Or you can pull out your craft box to create an artistic masterpiece of magical proportions!
What You'll Need
- cardboard tubes (toilet paper or paper towel tubes) (toilet paper or paper towel tubes)
- sponge brush
- stickers (optional)
How We Did It
Gather all materials. We pulled out our craft box and planned to use all sorts of new materials, from foam shapes to glitter crayons and glitter tape. The only materials really necessary are a paper towel roll, scissors, glue, and paper, but anything else you add will make your project more fun!
First, the kids used a sponge brush to paint their paper towel roll. We put the rolls on a large sheet of construction paper to try and contain the mess. We also put our paint on paper plates for easy clean up.
While the rolls dried, we used a cookie cutter to trace star shapes on card stock. My older kids did this step on their own, and I helped my younger ones with this part. We used black construction paper because we really wanted to try out our new glitter crayons.
Then the kids glued their black stars on each side of the card stock star. This added some extra color to the tops of our wands and made the stars more durable. I wanted the kids to be able to play with them without worrying about them ripping or getting torn up too easily.
My little girl decided that her stars needed more sparkle, so we used the glitter glue to outline and decorate the stars. Then we let everything dry.