#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand is completely unique and can be made in just a few minutes. Perfect for a little adventurer keen to create some fairy magic outdoors.

 

Two fairy wands made from sticks decorated with pipe-cleaners, roses, sweetpea, hawksbeard and leaves plus some fairy wings - "#30DaysWild - Creating nature fairy wands"

 

You will need:

  • A stick
  • A couple of pipe-cleaners (we like to use glittery ones)
  • Leaves, flowers and other natural items to decorate

 

1) Wrap the pipe cleaners around the stick.

 

A stick with glittery pipe-cleaners wrapped around it

 

2) Collect flowers and leaves and decorate the fairy wand by threading the stems underneath the pipe-cleaner. It is easier if the stems are long enough to wrap around the pipe-cleaner a couple of times to help secure them.

 

3) Keep adding flowers and leaves until your fairy wand is complete.

 

Sophie holding two fairy wands

 

We’ve made these a few times and my girls love them. Last year Jessica had a fairy-themed birthday party in her Grandma’s garden and we encouraged her friends to collect sticks and then make themselves fairy wands. It was a lovely activity for them all to do together and everyone loved being able to take their fairy wand home with them along with a piece of cake instead of having a party bag.

 

We decorated our wands with roses, hawksbeard, sweetpea and a selection of different leaves. The flowers don’t last very long, but they look very pretty while they do! You can make the fairy wands with artificial flowers instead if you want them to last longer.

 

Jessica waving her fairy wand in one hand and a stick decorated with ribbons in the other

 

Jessica and Sophie had fun with their fairy wands out in the garden. We also made a couple of “dance sticks” by attaching pieces of ribbon to the end of a stick. Another simple idea that can provide lots of fun.

 

This year we’re taking part in #30DaysWild – a challenge from the Wildlife Trusts to get outside each day in June, do something wild and connect with nature. You can find out more about #30DaysWild here.

 

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18 Comments

  1. June 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

    These look fab! My Cerys used to enjoy doing things like this when she was little.

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Thanks Donna, the girls love making them 🙂

  2. June 28, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Loved this activity. I used to do it in my childhood. Lots of memories to share 🙂

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Thank you Stephanie, we had fun making them 🙂

  3. June 28, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Aww these are a lovely idea! Definitely something to do with my girls over the summer holidays.
    Nat.x

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you Nat, it’s such a lovely activity to do. I’m sure your girls would love it 🙂

  4. June 28, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Gorgeous wands- what a lovely idea! My daughters would enjoy making these. #FamilyFunLinky

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Thank you Kate, they’re so simple to make 🙂

  5. June 28, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I am loving all your #30wilddays posts. I love this fairy wand craft. So creative! #FamilyFunLinky

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you – we loved making these 🙂

  6. June 29, 2017 / 4:04 am

    What a fab idea. These are so cute. My daughter and niece would love these #familyfun

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you Sam. They’re lovely and simple to make 🙂

  7. June 30, 2017 / 6:40 am

    What a lovely idea. Mine would definitely use the sticks to poke each other with at their age but I can imagine for the older kids it is great. Such a simple yet effective activity with hous of entertainment after. Thank you for sharing at #familyfun

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 8:57 am

      My girls occasionally do that too but thankfully they’re mostly at the age of using their imagination now! 🙂

  8. June 30, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    These are gorgeous. What a simple, but beautiful idea. My daughter would love these x
    #FamilyFunLinky

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Thanks Alana, they were fun to make 🙂

  9. July 1, 2017 / 9:13 am

    These are super cute! I’ve seen nature wands before but never thought about how to make them. Pipe cleaners is very obvious! Looks like you are having fun with the #30dayswild this year. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • Louise
      July 5, 2017 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Karen – they’re lovely and simple to make. We’ve enjoyed taking part in #30DaysWild 🙂

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