Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Foamies Glittered Butterfly Wand
During one of my many visits to The Dollar Tree, I saw packages of Butterfly and Star Foamie Wands. Many of the stores are still carrying these on their shelves.
FOAMIE WAND PACKAGE
LOT’S OF GLITTER
WIRE (6 to 8 inches and something pointy like a ice pick)
PENCIL (use a light stroke when drawing on the foamie)
SMALL TIP PAINTBRUSH (for glue)
MEDIUM TIP PAINTBRUSH (stays dry to push away glitter)
1 box lid (larger than 8.5 x 11’s)
2 sheets of paper 8.5 x 11
Trace your foamie wand on a piece of scrap paper. Experiment with drawing some pattern’s till you like the one you will re-draw on the foamie with the light touch of pencil.
After your pattern is on the foamie, create a glitter work station. I use a 12 x 10 box lid. Take and 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and fold up three sides about an inch. This is your left over glitter pan. The glitter that didn’t make back in to the container after use is to be collected for your homemade mixed glitter jar. On top of the glitter pan paper, place the other 8.5 x 11 sheet folded in half. This piece works as your funnel to catch and pour back glitter to it’s container.
To glitter the wand, start from the middle and work your way out to the edges as you change colors. Dab some little dots of glue on the pattern area you’re working on. Use a small paintbrush to “color” in. Carefully cover with a light layer of one glitter color. Repeat for each color used. I still had a little trouble keeping colors where I wanted them. It’s easier to fix color run over with patience. Wait until the wand is completely dry and paint on new glue and glitter to repair areas. Always try to flip the wand over quickly and neatly with a little tapping to shake loose the extra glitter. And letting one side dry before starting the other is advised. Bend the wire in half and bend to taste for the antennae. Poke a hole in the top of the foamie butterfly head with something like a ice pick. Insert the wire with a touch of glue into that hole.
Now, if you still have some time before you give this wand to you princess you might want to think about sealing the glitter so it doesn’t end up all over your house. Easy to do with more white glue. When the item is totally dry, apply a coat of glue evenly over the whole surface of the wand top. Again let dry. But now it will be much more durable and kid safe.