Frozen Elsa Wand Tutorial
Frozen 2 has inspired a whole new line of Frozen merchandise. The store shelves are stocked with stuffed Olaf dolls, Elsa and Anna costumes, plastic Sven reindeers, Frozen board games, Arendelle snow globes, and more! I even saw a light up snowflake Elsa wand. The wand got me thinking about creating a DIY Elsa wand tutorial. Some things are just better when you get to make it yourself. This craft is perfect for a Frozen 2 movie bash, a birthday party, or even just to create some Disney magic at home.
So, I'll ask the question, "Do you want to build an Elsa Wand?"
Frozen Elsa Wand Supplies:
- Glitter Styrofoam Snowflake Christmas Ornament
- Glitter Wire Fringe
- Bamboo Sticks
- 1 Inch Wide Glitter Ribbon (14 inches long)
- White Ribbon (28 inches long)
- Turquoise Ribbon (28 inches long)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
I do realize that Elsa doesn't really need a wand to work her icy magic. But, every little girl dreams of having a magic princess wand, so I couldn't resist a Frozen version. I know you understand!
Frozen Elsa Wand Tutorial - Getting Started
Gather up your supplies. You might not be able to find an exact match to the things I picked up at Walmart, but just look for items that are close. There were a ton of cool ornaments in the Holiday section at the store. It was hard to pick what I wanted. I've linked a lot of the items on Amazon above, so you can find some things and have them delivered right to your door.
Start by cutting the glitter wire fringe so that you have lots of little pieces. The fringe makes the snowflake at the top of the Elsa wand look like it is shooting out magic! Pretty cool.
Frozen Elsa Wand Tutorial - Assembly
I picked up some long bamboo skewer sticks from the craft section. They were 32 inches long! So, I used my wire cutters to trim them down to 12 inches in length. It felt like a better size for an Elsa wand.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the fringe to the top of the bamboo wand. Be careful not to get burned by the glue.
Roll out the 1 inch ribbon and cut a section of it to match the length of your stick. Mine measured 12 inches. Then, fold the cut edges under so that they are tucked inside at the ends.
Squeeze a row of hot glue along one long side of the ribbon. Place the wooden skewer on the glue and then roll it tight so the ribbon wraps around the stick. When you get to the end, add another row of hot glue to finish it off and hold the ribbon in place.
Then, snip the snowflakes off of the ornament so that they are all individual pieces.
The snowflakes I found were super easy to work with because they already had wire attached to them. I just ran the wire in a loop around the top of the wand. Then, squeezed the wire so it was wound nice and tight. The snowflake stayed in place perfectly without having to add any glue. Your wand should be starting to look fancy!
Frozen Elsa Wand Tutorial - Finishing Touches
The final step is to add the flowing ribbon. I used a 1/4 inch white ribbon and then a super thin 1/8 inch glitter turquoise ribbon. Cut them to be about 24 inches long. Since the turquoise ribbon was small, I decided to include two pieces of it and just one of the white.
Tie the ribbon around the top part of the wand. Just do a nice little knot. It makes the wand fun to use because the ribbon flows like a nice snow flurry!
This Frozen Elsa wand is super lightweight and extra sparkly! I swished it around the house for a minute and it handled quite nicely. I am sure your little princess if going to love making her own. Maybe you can even take it to the theaters to see Frozen 2!
Frozen at Disneyland Resort
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