Wand Making with Children
March 31, 2011 in Guests
With warm weather on the way, taking a nature walk is as a natural as the turning of the wheel. While out and about with your children, have them on the look out for the perfect wand making stick. The stick can be any length your child deems. It should be sturdy and strong which leans toward a diameter of at least nickel size.
Note: It is important to only use a stick that has been offered… fallen from a tree. Never remove a branch from a tree in order to make a wand.
Once the perfect stick is located have your child remove all loose bark. Sand any rough edges to cut down the odds of getting a splinter. Your child can sand the entire stick if they prefer a smooth, finished look.
Finally, add a bit of decorative flare to the wand. Ribbon, long grasses, beads, crystals, etc can be tired or glued onto the wand to make the wand as spunky as the child that will yield it.
With completed wand in hand, have your child ask the Goddess for her blessing on this magical tool. If possible, perform the blessing under the light of the full moon. Below is something very simple your child could say while holding his or her wand to the heart:
Mother Earth bless this wand
I hold upon my heart.
Send your love to let me know
the goodness it imparts.
What spring time activities do your have planned for your children? How does your family get out and commune with nature?