What Nutcracker party is complete without tutus and dancing?!? Motivate your tiny dancer party-goers to dance with these festive DIY Party Favors… today, we are sharing the how-to for snowflake wands to go with the Waltz of the Snowflake. Wednesday I’ll be back with the how-to for the jingle bell ribbon sticks to go with a journey to the Land of Sweets, all part of our holiday mini-series, Plan the Perfect Nutcracker Party!
Nutcracker DIY Party Favors
For the last week, we have been sharing, along with Grace from Eats Amazing, awesome ideas to Plan the Perfect Nutcracker-Themed Holiday Party. Today, Grace made chocolate covered snowflake pretzels in celebration of The Nutcracker’s Waltz of the Snowflake. And we have a quick, easy and most importantly, affordable, DIY Party Favor – Snowflake Wands! These will get your party-goers dancing along with the waltz, and make a great take-home parting gift as well.
Snowflake Wand Supplies
I created our snowflake wands with supplies primarily from my local Dollar Store, making it super affordable to create 8 wands for just $5.
Wooden craft rods – 1 foot long
Foam snowflake cutouts
Silver duct tape
Cost: Less than $5
Prep Time: Less than 5 minutes
Clean-Up Time: Less than 5 minutes
I purchased the wooden craft rods at Hobby Lobby, already had the ribbon at home, and found the foam die-cut snowflakes and silver, holographic duct tape in the holiday section at my local Dollar Store.
Making Snowflake Wands
You can make a wand in less than 2 minutes. First, I wrapped the wooden rod in the silver duct tape. Start it at a sharp angle and wrap the full length. It’s okay if some wood is still exposed at the top, since this will be covered by your snowflakes. If you can’t find the duct tape, festive washi tape or paint would work as well… though paint would take time to dry.
Next, I cut 3 pieces of white ribbon, measuring the length of my wand and tied them around the wand with a slip knot. Before pulling the knot tight, I added a dot of hot glue to fix the ribbon firmly in place.
Last, again with a dot of hot glue, I attached a snowflake to the top of either side of the wand.
The girls were thrilled, and snatched the wands as quickly as I could make them! This has now been Lil’ M’s (age 2) accessorized look for the last 2 days!
Whether as party favors for your tiny dancer’s Nutcracker-themed party or a fun winter accessory for your dramatic play center, these snowflake wands are sure to get your kids up and moving!
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