With Hanna being two and Mia about to turn one in just a few short months (April 1) things are about to get very different around here. Both younger girls will have so much fun playing together, and I am so ready to see Mia running around with Hanna, although I can’t believe we are almost at a year already!
Mia is already loving following Hanna around and playing with her and all the bigger toys. I remember when Kyla and Ava were little. They are only 10 months apart, so it was interesting, to say the least. I decided I’d make Hanna some Homemade Princess Play Wands and I’m sure when Mia is a little bigger, she would love to play with these too they are super cute and really easy to make.
These wands can basically be made with any type of glitter you want. I decided I wanted less mess with the whole making process so I decided to use glitter gel. I personally don’t recommend this as it will require 24+ hours of drying time before you can cut and use. Actual glitter will be a bit messier for the making process but it will be well worth it in the end.
If you don’t have a laminator you will need to grab one, I got this very cheap one on Amazon and it has been amazing for me. I use it all the time and it was only $29!
- Colored popsicle sticks
- Different colored ribbons (I used purple, silver, and gold)
- Laminating paper
- Glitter gel (I used blue) – but would recommend ANY other type of glitter. see notes.
- Construction paper
- Glue gun and Glue
- Draw your patterns (heart, circle, star, square) whatever you’d like your wand to be, onto your construction paper
- Cut your pattern out and set aside
- Get your laminating sheet and place your cut out pattern inside, squirt a BIG glob of glitter gel into the middle and close your laminating sheet
- Slowly push from the top of your sheet the glob around your pattern. Once it’s covered the whole middle of your pattern and the outside (construction paper) you can now send it through your laminator
- I used 3mm sheets, and I put it through the laminator twice.
- Once dry (using glitter gel I’d suggest 24 hours minimum) you can then cut your shape out
- Glue gun your shape to the top of your popsicle stick, let dry
- Cut out three stands of your ribbon and place on the back of your popsicle stick, near the top and glue gun. You’ve now got your fun ribbons!
- Allow to fully dry and you are done!
Hanna has been playing with these wands non-stop since I made them two weeks ago, and the smaller boys even get in on it with her. She loves that they are both different and the ribbon on them up the fun!
NOTES: As I mentioned, I’d recommend using any other type of glitter just not glitter gel. Dry glitter will not only speed this process up but it will look a lot more glittery and the laminating will hold better. You may find the glitter gel won’t allow the laminating to stick in some parts, and you’ll have to glue them. So, for this reason, I’d recommend this type of glitter instead.