Monday, 5 August 2013

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

As promised here's a simple tutorial on how to make your own straw star wand for every occasion.

First take your straw (without its seed head).

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Remove all the outer leaves that encase the straw.

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

 Then fold the top end of your straw (the thinner part where the seeds used to be) four times at even lengths, like so:

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Start shaping your star from the lowest fold (number 4 in the previous picture) and fold it down towards you and then up again at an angle (at point 3). Do this in front of the long part of the straw:

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Then fold the next section (point 2) across behind the long part of the straw:

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Bend the last part of the straw (point 1) over the first section and then carefully underneath the next bit. Be careful not to break the straw during this step.

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Then to secure your star pierce a pin in the long part of the straw and carefully wiggle it up and down a little to create a longish slot.

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

Then insert the short end of the straw into the slot to form a pentagram.

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

And that's it you've got yourself a magical straw star wand.

Straw Star Wand Tutorial

I told you it' would be easy.

The best thing about it: you can blow bubbles with it.

Straw Wand Bubbles

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