June 6, 2012
Guys! Kindness magic is EVERYWHERE…like every where I turn there are more wands, more magic, more kindness from The Magic Wand Project for Kids. (we think there are close to 1,000 magic kindness wands out!)
…we ran out of wands and funds over here but that does NOT stop kindness…we decided to have a wand making party. The neighborhood kids were all about it and created their own magic in the process.
For the wands:
Wood dowels (that we spray painted silver)
Those skinny green bamboo sticks that you use in the garden also work great
For the stars:
I just drew a star freehand, although there are lots of star templates on the internet, we just cut ours out from some recycled cardboard
Some craft stores also sell wood star cutouts
Foam sheets are another great option
We found some lovely glitter paint so we didn’t have to mess with actual glitter although glitter is super magical!
For the pretty:
Buttons- beware of choking hazards though!
Feathers- oh, how I adore feathers
To put them together:
We used hot glue which won’t exactly make them weather proof but we thought they will still hold up well in doors.
We laminated (which was so exciting!) the tags- that you can download here- hole punched them and attached with a clear zip tie. We then cut the extra length of the zip tie off.
Make a wish:
Don’t forget to make a wish that just the right kid will find the wand and that more kindness will make a way to the place it is needed most.
We added a bit of our love and sent them out into the world. I think the thing I am most amazed by is how kids of all ages seem to love this project…and how it has opened my own heart to think about magic and kindness in a new way! LOVE!!!
We thought you might like to see how the magic is unfolding for kids across the nation, pictures and stories are coming in daily on The Magic Wand Project Facebook page. Here are just a few magical kids!
The response from teachers and schools has been so fantastic that we created The Magic Wand Project Teacher Guide. I hope we see lots of kindness pop up in summer school and even more wand making parties!
You can download The Teacher Guide here. (thanks to Lourdes and Jennifer for helping on the tech end with that!)
You are also welcome to share the video too!
Special thanks to our friends at Macaroni Kid Richmond who have helped to spread the word and to all the schools and teachers (and kind kids) that are joining us in all the magic!
Keep all the pictures coming! They do all our hearts some serious good! Kindness is MAGIC!