Make a Spring Wand (Spring Crafts for Kids)

make a spring wand

Lucy and I have been reading Emeraldalicious quite a bit lately. I think she’s mesmerized by all the colorful pictures and the magical feel of the story. She also loves the main character’s wand! We thought it would be fun to make our own spring inspired wand.

Luckily, everything we needed we found at Michaels, and it was very inexpensive~ paper straws, wooden bird to trace, card stock, thin ribbon, spring wire garland and tape.

bird wand close-up

Since we are so into birds lately, we obviously went with a bird themed wand, but you could do a heart (like in the story), flower, star…. so many options! We bought a little wooden bird to trace on card stock. We traced and cut out two birds from pink card stock (for a front and back to the bird). We also cut out two little hearts and glued those on the bird for the wings.

Next, we cut some short pieces of ribbon and some wire garland to decorate the wand. We slipped them into the top of the straw and taped them into place. 


Then, we just stapled our bird on top and we were done! 

pair of bird wands

Lucy and Theo have been running all over the house using the wands in all sorts of pretend play. (Maybe they’ll figure out a way to make the wands emit just enough magic to cast a ‘clean house’ spell…. fingers crossed!)  


This post is part of the Spring & Easter bloghop from the Kid Blogger Network. 

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  1. Oh, it smells like spring! My kids love wands, no matter what kind of wand it is, so I think my daughter WOULD LOVE a wand like this one, so full of colours, shapes and ribbons!

  2. Another great craft!! Spring is in the air:) Just posted on Craft GOssip!

  3. I love the wands! I use these a lot for reading in my classroom. This are great for spring.

  4. This is such a cute idea! All of my kids will love making these..the girl and the boys! I am hosting a Linky party on m site on Friday at stop by by and link up!

  5. Emeraldalicious a new Pinkalicious book. Okay guess we will be headed to the store this weekend for that book! And what a fun craft to go with it. Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  6. Deanna Yeo says:

    Thks. for de lovely wand craft.They are cute and love it!….

  7. Gorgeous and how fun! I’ll be featuring this post on The Sunday Showcase as well. I’m in the spring mood. 🙂

  8. OK, I confess: I have a weakness for wands. They really bring back the magic of childhood for me!

    Yours is beautiful! Congrats – You’ve been featured this week at Inspire Me Monday at

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