How to Make Flower Fairy Wands

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Flower fairy wand
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Are all 6-year-old girls obsessed with fairies? My twins sure are. To celebrate the coming of spring, I made them each a flower fairy wand and super sparkly fairy waings.

What you'll need

  • Thin, straight stick from the garden
  • Tissue paper in 3 colors (yellow, green, and purple)
  • Green floral tape
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Glue and brush
  • Scissors

How to make it

  1. Stick, tissue paper, and floral tape

    Rip off a small piece of yellow tissue paper and roll it in your fingers to make a ball. Cut a piece of yellow tissue paper 2”x2”. Put the ball of tissue paper on top of the stick, put the flat piece of paper over the ball and wrap floral tape to secure.

  2. Pretty petals

    To make a petal, cut a rectangle out of tissue paper. Fold the rectangle in half and round the top. Angle the bottom corners to taper the bottom.

    The petals do not have be cut in a uniform manor or be very exact.

    Cut 5 small petals (2”x1.5”), 5 medium petals (2”x2”), and 5 large petals (3”x3”).

  3. Attaching the petals

    Pre-cut 15 little pieces of floral tape. Starting with the small petals, place a petal on the stick and secure it with floral tape.

    The tighter you pull the floral tape, the stickier it gets. Be careful not to pull the floral tape so hard that you break the stick (not that I did that – ahem). 

    Overlap each petal a little bit. Work from the smallest petals to the largest ones.

  4. Flower

    Once you have all the petals taped, start from the outside petals and gently tug the petal out to shape the flower.

    If you would like, use floral tape to attach ribbon to the bottom of the flower.

  5. Attaching the leaf

    To make the leaf, fold a green piece of tissue paper in half, and cut a leaf shape. Open the tissue paper to reveal two attached leaves. Wrap the leaves around the stick and glue.

  6. Twirling fairy


    Let the twirling begin!




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