Here’s a quick and simple craft for kids that will add a little sparkling magic to your Halloween dress ups – a wizard’s wand! All you need is a thin stick, some paint and some glitter. In less than fifteen minutes you can make your own glittering wand – perfect for little witches and wizards this Halloween.

how to make a wand

HOW TO MAKE A GLITTERING WAND 1. Collect some sticks from your yard or on a nature walk. If they are particularly long, break them down to the size you want. It is great if you can find sticks that are bendy and have lots of character to them. It just adds that something special to the overall look of the wand. 2. Next, choose your paint color and paint the entire stick. Gold looks especially magical but any color looks great. 3. Finally, sprinkle glitter over the entire stick. Do this while the paint is still wet so that the glitter will adhere to the stick and you won’t need to use glue. Wait for your wand to dry and that’s it!

How to make a wand for kids

A magical witch or wizard wand, perfect for imaginative play and dressing up on Halloween. We like how these wands look just as they are, but if you really wanted to make them even more special then you could add some stickers or confetti. Lengths of bright ribbon tied to one end of the wand would also look pretty special, as would the addition of a carboard star or even some bells threaded on to the ribbon. These would also be a great gift for kids to make for their friends. What a special party favor these would be at a fairy birthday party or kids’ Halloween party. They suit both boys and girls and will lead to lots of imaginative play!

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  1. What a creative way to use nature around us for Halloween costumes (or when watching one of the Harry Potter films 🙂 ). Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

  2. Thank you for linking up this idea to ‘Share It Saturday’. I look forward to featuring it this weekend.
    Hopefully you will be able to link up more of your brilliant ideas.

  3. what a really simple and easy craft to make!! my kids would play with these for hours!! I would love it if you could share it on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  4. Even though I’m a glitter-phobe, I have to admit that those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at After School.

  5. Those wands look amazing. I especially love the one that is black with purple glitter. I’ll have to keep this idea saved in my mind in case my kids ever want to be a wizard for Halloween.

  6. These wands are so cute! I love them! I am tempted to make one myself and hide it in the woods for my wee ones to find on our next nature walk …