Hey guys! How did you like the Hubby’s post on April Fools Pranks? He is a nice-guy prankster. I appreciate that about him. I love that you guys are able to get to know him a little too through his posts. So as you know we have a 3-year-old daughter. She loves all things princess right now. If you follow me on Instagram (feel free to do that here) you have seen more than one princess dress and Disneyland trip. So I decided to make her a really durable Princess Wand. Because she is three and all those cheapo plastic wands break in 30 minutes of less around these parts. And I am so tired of buying them over and over and over. And the tears and heartbreak that they deliver when they break after two uses.
I used the same technique as I did for my Arrow Wreath craft I did back in February.
Wooden dowels, wood shapes, paint, and the dremel are used to make the basic wand.
I use my dremel to make a slit where the wood shape fits. For the wand I did E-6000 to secure it.
Here’s the beginning of the wand, but no princess is content until there is ribbon and bling.
Please, most women are not content until there is bling. Am I right?
So Little Girl and I made two wands, one for her and another for her BFF.
The girls played with these all day and she has been carrying it around ever since. I am pretty sure she has tried to sleep with it 3 nights in a row. Needless to say, this was a huge hit, and there have been no tears because unlike plastic wands, this one is still intact after play. Way better than store-bought wands.
In total this project took about an hour, cuz you have to let the paint dry… boring. Split up the work, 1. cut and paint, 2. hit up the park, 3. assemble and 4. play princess/fairies/tinkerbell.
What toy do you find yourself buying over and over?