How to make a play dough wand

Your little fairies will love sprinkling some magic with these fun wands

This magical play dough recipe (opens in new tab) craft is the perfect thing to keep little princes and princesses out of trouble!

Part of the appeal of play dough is that you can make anything you like out of it, and we think these pretty wands are just about the perfect project. Because of their simplicity they're ideal to make with children from around five years old, and even younger if you think your little one would like it.

Make up a simple batch of our basic play dough (opens in new tab) and dye it with pretty pastel colours before getting busy with plenty of glitter and goodness.

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You will need

  • Play dough

  • Pink glitter

  • Rolling pin

  • Star biscuit

  • cutter

  • Striped paper straws

  • Sequins

  • gem stones

Step 1

Make some pink play dough following the basic recipe (opens in new tab). Add some pink glitter, and knead the dough well to make sure it's evenly covered and beautifully sparkly.

Step 2

Roll out the play dough with a rolling pin to about ½ cm thick. Cut out 2 star shapes with the biscuit cutter. You could cut these shapes with a butter knife if you don't have a cutter

Step 3

Lastly take a striped (or any other kind!) straw and lay between the 2 play dough stars, then gently press and mould together until they stick. Decorate with sequins or gem stones. All that's left to do now is to make your wish.

Did you make these play dough star wands? Let us know your favourite play dough tips and tricks in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!

Craft: Suzie Attaway

Rosie Conroy
Food Writer

Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.