Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kids Crafts - Homemade Gold Glitter Princess Dust with Wand

A few days ago I sat down with Princess Gia (my 4 year old grand daughter) and we made a craft project that we are calling ~ Gold Glitter Princess Dust with a Little Magic Wand. These are not full-size at all and are meant to be a decoration on a shelf in her princess theme'd play room and bedroom. Everything to this 4 year old has to do with princesses at this time!

All of the supplies required for this craft project are available at most craft stores. We got our supplies at Michael's and the project cost us less than $5.00 to make (we even have some leftover supplies for another project). We found the little glass jars with locking lids in the aisle that sells sand art supplies, so look there for a jar or recycle (upcycle) an empty baby food jar or empty spice jar!

Here is what you will need to make one along with the instructions on how we did it!

Homemade Gold Glitter Princess Dust with Wand

1 glass container with locking lid 3" tall (we found them at the craft store)
1 bag of fine-grade gold glitter
1 piece of gold glitter ribbon 1/4" wide by 4 1/2" long
1 bottle tacky glue
1 wooden dowel 4" long by 1/8" in diameter
2 white felt stars 1" diameter
various rhinestones in various colors (round & star shaped)
newspaper and scissors

Lay newspaper down on your work surface as kids can be messy crafters, especially when they use glitter and glue. Give your child the tacky glue and let them glue the rhinestones in a random pattern around all sides of the little glass container/jar. Glue the gold glitter ribbon around the neck of the container. Pour gold glitter into the glass container, filling it 1/3 of the way full. You don't want to fill it up completely as kids like to shake it around and make their princess wishes (or fairy wishes).For the wand, we simply glued two white felt stars together at one end of the wooden dowel. We then just inserted the wand into the locking mechanism of the glass lid.

Final Notes: It took us less than 20 minutes to make this project and then about 1 hour for the glue drying time. If necessary, use a little funnel to pour the glitter into your jar so that none is spilled or wasted. You can make a lot of these as party favors in a short amount of time and in any color that you would like. Have fun and get creative!