How to Make a Magic Wand

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Learning how to make a magic wand can help you assemble many different types of costumes.  Whether your little girl wants to be a princess, a fairy, a witch, or Tinkerbell, a magic wand is an important part of the costume.  Depending on what type of character your child wants to be, you can adjust the colors to match.  Since I am making this magic wand for Tinkerbell, I chose to paint mine yellow and green. A princess or fairy costume could be white, pink or lavender.  A witch costume could be black, red and silver.  Just use your imagination. Make your magic wand in purple and black for a Harry Potter themed magic wand.

How to make a magic wand

How to Make a Magic Wand


  • Wooden star
  • Wooden dowel
  • Acrylic paints in two different colors for a double star or one color for a single star
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon in sparkly gold or silver
  • Glue


  • Paint the star and allow it to dry completely.

How to make a magic wand


How to make a magic wand

  • Attach the dowel and the ribbons to the back of the star using glue.
  • Allow to dry completely.

You can choose to embellish your magic wand or to leave it as is.  A few suggestions are:

  • Add glitter or buttons to the center of the star.
  • Paint your child’s first initial in the center of the smaller star.
  • Add stickers or decoupage your child’s favorite fairy or princess to the center of the star.
  • If you want to use a slightly smaller star, you can substitute a pencil for the dowel and let your child have a magic wand pencil to take to school with them.
  • To make the wand reflective (if you are taking it trick or treating at night), skip the paint and cover the star with aluminum foil instead.

What costume would you wear to go with a magic wand?

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  1. Julie Corbisiero says
    Hi Ellen, the magic wand you made is adorable and much better than store bought! You are so creative. Enjoy the rest of the week. Julie from
  2. How cute!! I think I'll make one of those and wave it around here to get the housework done!! ha/ha  Pinned & Tweeted!!
  3. Rose Powell says
    I think that I could use a magic wand, to make ME disappear and reappear in paradise today! I like it!
  4. Mary @ Raising Dick and jane says
    Pretty and fun! My kids would love this craft. 
  5. Maria Iemma says
    My granddaughter would love this craft. She plans to be a princess for Halloween and wants a wand so she can grant wishes. This will be perfect!
  6. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    Very pretty!  My daughter and I have been experimenting with making wands...she loves Harry Potter!  Pinned and tweeted!
  7. Keely Hostetter says
    Fun idea, my daughter would love to make these. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Cute! Now I need to make a wand because deep inside I am pretty, pretty princess. 
  9. Jeremy Norton says
    I remember making wand out of a tree branch when I was a kid.  I am actually a big fan of fairies and magical creatures.
  10. Laurel@Let's Go on a Picnic! says
    My daughter says, "I'd wear a princess costume with a magic wand. It would be a pink dress with purple sparkles, with some pink shoes. And a purple crown."
  11. That is adorable! I'd totally wear a fairy costume with it! Or I'd make one in blue for my son and he could be a wizard!
  12. judy gardner says
    so cute!  my niece would love these with her princess costume!
  13. very cute! And halloween is fast approaching!
  14. Brooke Bumgardner says
    What a cute magic wand! I love how easy it is to make, yet it turns out awesome!
  15. Very cute wand and it will be a perfect addition to Halloween costumes this month. Thanks for the tutorial!
  16. Super Cute Craft! Thanks so much for linking on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. Your Tutorial will be featured this week so do come by and grab your featured button :) I look forward to seeing you again this week. x Natalie Marigolds' Loft  P.S. Pinned and Tweeted :)

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