Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Glitter Wands (Cheap Kid fun!) {Delightfully Creative}

I'm a child of the 80s, so glitter wands were popular in our household. I think one of mine even had gold tassels on the ends. Awesome.

Cupcake likes all things shiny, so I thought she would love one and because I have the "I can make that!" disease, I decided to make her a couple. These are more like glitter batons, like the kind you pass off in track, but who cares when you have glittery goodness bedazzling your senses?!

These are very inexpensive to make-I found all the materials at The Dollar Tree, minus the tubes. But, I bought the tubes at A.C. Moore for $1.

All you need is a plastic container and a bunch of glittery things. I used glitter, confetti, rhinestones, small beads, and sequins. You can find most of these in the craft section of The Dollar Tree. The confetti was in the party section.

Then, simply fill the tube-about half-way-with glittery goodness and fill the rest with water. I recommend filling it half-way. As you can see, I filled the one on right about 3/4 of the way and it is a little crowded.

I super glued the caps into the tubes-not taking any chances! Though, my husband did inquire about the possibility of Cupcake breaking the tubes. They are pretty sturdy-sturdier than store bough glitter wands, but I decided not to use food coloring and make colored water just in case.

This would be a fun, easy craft for older children to do.

Cupcake loves them! I tried to get an action shot, but she was shaking them enthusiastically and it kept coming out blurry.

 Confession: I like to play with them too.

Delightfully Creating,

P.S. When I did an image search for glitter wands, I found this post from Pink Pistachio. She had the same idea, but used plastic bottles and other fun objects besides glitter. Check it out!

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  1. I love this idea! I remember having these when I was a kid. I can't wait to make one for my daughter. Thanks for sharing this.


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