As this last week winds up our Summer, I am determined to slow down a bit, and enjoy my family.
Falafel came into the room and said she wanted to make wands (she has been listening to at least one of the Harry Potter books on CD every day this Summer). I jumped at the chance to sit for a moment and craft with my girl (especially this one because it is one of my favorites).
If you need a tutorial to make your own, you can see mine here. You can also see some others we made here. All you need to make these is paper, hot glue, and paint. We also used tissue paper (for stuffing) and tape (to hold them tight). Oh and don’t forget to bring your imagination.
I made this one. I love making them bronze. I have no idea why. Just seems magical to me. My Falafel, on the other hand, made hers a dark sparkly green/brown. She also made hers much shorter and wider. This is a craft of much creative freedom.
I absolutely love the simplicity, and ease of making these. We always have materials to make them, so the convenience factor really pushes this one to the top of my list.
Falafel said that hers reminds her of a flute, and she likes the way mine turned out, so of course I said that she could have them both. She has been casting spells and pretending to play the flute like Hagrid ever since.
It is amazing how making time to sit and create with my child helps me recharge. Did I need to make a wand? Probably not. But did I NEED to MAKE a wand? Absolutely.
What is YOUR favorite craft to make with your children?