St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Rainbow Wands

Mar 11, 2014

To celebrate St Paddy's day, we decided to make a rainbow-inspired wand. After all, wands possess all sorts of powers--think we'll use ours to make a pot of gold appear!

A girl holds a Shamrock wand.

You Will Need:

  • a 12-inch piece of dowel 
  • paint in rainbow colours
  • ribbon in rainbow colours
  • green felt
  • scissors
  • glue gun and glue


To start, paint your dowel in all the colours of the rainbow. This takes a bit of patience, but the end result is fantastic.

A girl paints a wand.

Then take your ribbon and cut it into two-foot lengths. Using your glue gun, glue the ribbon to the top of your dowel.

A girl holds her rainbow wand.

Next, take your felt and cut out two shamrock shapes. If I don't know how to cut the shape, you can use a Google image search to help: type "shamrock template" into the search bar and you'll come up with a great variety to choose from.

Felt shamrock.

Glue the felt shamrocks to the top of your wand (front and back) and let the magic begin!

A girl and her shamrock wand.

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

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Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!