Halloween Kids Craft with Bostik - #Wands


Oh we had such fun with this!! (OK I did for sure, but glue, paint and sticks are involved so I'm pretty sure my boy did too!).

Autumn means collecting leaves, conkers and sticks - and we were on a mission on our last walk to collect 'wands' and I must say, we came home with a pretty good haul.

Preparing our sticks to transform them into wands
Preparing our sticks to transform them into wands
Before I let my son have them to paint I sanded some down and/or stripped them so there were no sharp pieces to them.  I also took a few and covered them with glue from the hot glue gun - but PVA glue in a squeezy bottle will work just as well.

I found putting them in balls of playdoh made for great wand holders whilst waiting for the glue to dry (also works for waiting for the paint to dry at a later stage too).

Once the sticks were preped we got the paint out.  I tried various options with the sticks.  I loved the coverage of the spray paint, the silver and gold paint covered the sticks very well, but my favourite was covering the wands in glitter glue!

Painting Our Wands
Painting our wands
Our sticks in various forms of transformation to wands
Our sticks in various forms of transformation to wands
Once the wands were dry we added decorations to them in various ways.

* We glued some jewellery wire at the top of the wands with a glue dot and threaded it with charms all the way down the wand - following the glue line down to the handle.

* We covered the wand with Modge Podge and sprinkled confetti pieces all down the wand.

* We glued sections of the wand and placed charms on it.

Adding decorations to our wands
Adding decorations to our wands
We put our wands back in our Playdoh holders and left them to dry overnight.

Adding ribbon handles to our wands
Adding ribbon handles to our wands
For the handles we placed a Bostik glue dot at the top of the handle and stuck ribbon to it.  This takes very well, and we wound the ribbon down the wand and used another glue dot to hold in place.

Adding handles to our wands
Adding handles to our wands

Showing the different handles
Our completed wand handles
There really is no limit as to what you can do with these wands from painting them to decorating them to adding a handle - we used ribbons, pipe cleaners and tape for ours.  But below are possibly my favourite ones we created that day and now sit pride of place in the hallway.

Creating Wands with Bostik Glue dots
Creating Wands with Bostik Glue dots
Glitter Glue wand with a sprinkle of confetti
Glitter Glue wand with a sprinkle of confetti
Paint sprayed wand with jewellery wire and charms
Paint sprayed wand with jewellery wire and charms


Silver painted wand with red ribbon handle
Silver painted wand with red ribbon handle

So what do you think? I know I wont be looking at sticks in the same way again.


Disclaimer : As part of the Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Network, we received
crafting materials from Bostik and Tots100 for this post.

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