S loves to create and so when I saw Coombe Mill’s Fairy Wands using nature items, I knew S would enjoy making one. Not only are these nature wands fun to create but they also use items sitting around the house, therefore there is no extra expense.
First, we went out into the backyard to find sticks, flowers, and leaves. S was so excited that I let her pick flowers off the plants. Then, we went back inside and I had S dig through all my ribbon to find pieces to use.
To assemble we used hot glue. I know S and I know that she will not touch if I tell her it’s extremely hot. If hot glue will not work with your child you could use sticky tape. S told me where to glue the flowers and leaves. What’s so nice about the hot glue is that it holds immediately. S wrapped the ribbon around the stick or asked me to glue it from the tops of the stick.
Several times while creating her nature wand, S exclaimed “This is so much fun!” She enjoyed the activity so much that later that day we ended up making another nature wand.
After creating her nature wand, S went out into the backyard and ran around watching the ribbons fly around. That was so much fun to see the ribbons blowing in the wind. S conned the dog into chasing her.
Then she pretended to be a princess and knighted the dog. Then she decided her wand did not have enough ribbons and we needed to add more.
This was such a fun activity and while it wasn’t difficult or time consuming it lasted a long time. Between collecting, assembling and playing this simple activity was more entertaining than some of our other arts and crafts activities.
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