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The Wand Chooses You
Reading is made even more magical with the addition of these wandlike bookmarks. All you need is some construction paper, glitter, feathers, sparkly pipe cleaners—and a starry-eyed imagination.
What You Need
Brown construction paper or cardstock
Glitter or glitter paper
What to Do:
1| Print out our wand template, and cut out the wand and star shapes. Using the wand as a stencil, trace the shape on brown construction paper or cardstock. Cut out the wand.
2 | Draw swirls and lines on the wand with a marker to create the appearance of wood grain. Add other personalized markings, if desired (use this wand infographic for inspiration).
3 | Place the star stencils on glitter paper, and trace and cut out star shapes. If glitter paper is unavailable, trace the star shapes on construction paper and add glitter or glitter glue to the stars.
4 | Glue the star to the tip of the wand bookmark. Tip: If using construction paper instead of cardstock, laminating the bookmark will help it last all summer long!
Photos: Adam Chinitz; Craft Stylist: Helen Quinn
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