The original inspiration for this was from a post about reading pointers for early or beginning readers. It looked like a fairy wand to me, so I took the idea and ran with it. You can find that post by clicking the image below or CreativeFamilyFun.
My criteria for a Win:
- Can children aged 5-7 do this with only verbal instruction? Yes.
- Can more than one child do this project at a time? Yes.
- Does the finished product look like the pinterest picture? Yes, if the same items are used.
- If not, does it look good? Yes, my changes still looked good.
What I did different:
- I added ribbons.
- I found smaller sticky gems and stickers.
- Different foam shapes are okay. If you are not using it to point at something then you can use what ever shape you want. Hearts anyone?
My sample group only had 1-4 kids at a time, but I had over 20 kids come through my tent, with a wide range in ages and genders. They all seems to enjoy this craft, the youngest needing more help, but still had lots that they could do themselves.
I’d say this is great for groups aged 5+. For younger kids it might be best with one on one attention. I also think there is lots of room to make this craft personized for a specific group or event.
My indorsement in no way implies the safety of this item. You must use your own judgement and take responsibility for your own choices. Follow the age restrictions for the items you choose to use and never leave a small child unattended with anything made from popsicle sticks or anything similar in shape or size.