Papercrafting · Party Planning

Bumble Bee Wands

Here is a cute paper wand that you can make for your next birthday party or to send in a loaded envelope to your pen pal! Here is my YouTube tutorial video:

These I am making for a party we will be having in my preschool Awana Cubbies class at church. The supplies you will need are:

  • Paper straws
  • Patterned paper
  • Solid color card stock
  • Bottle caps
  • Printed image of the bumble bees or image of your choice
  • Ribbons
  • Tulle
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Scoring board or rosette die
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper cutter
  • 3/4″ circle punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Circle cutting system
  • Cupcake wrappers

I started by cutting a strip of paper from the yellow card stock that was 1 1/2″ wide by 12″ long. Punch 2 circles at 3/4″ from the solid card stock, cut 1 circle at 2 1/4″ from the solid card stock and 1 circle at 2 1/4″ with the patterned paper. Cut your ribbons at 8″ long and the tulle 1 1/2″ wide  x  8″ long.

I then scored it at every 1/4″ mark on my score board.

Now you need to fan fold the strip and glue the two ends together.

Next you need to put it down on your table surface and push it into a rosette as tight as you can in the center.

Put hot glue in the inside edge of the rosette and place the 3/4″solid circle down on top and hold for about 30 seconds until the glue sets. Turn the rosette over and glue the other 3/4″ solid circle over the center hole.

Flatten out your cup cake wrapper, pattern side up and glue down the rosette in the middle.

Now you will need to glue the patterned circle down on top of this.

Next, you glue the bottle cap down in the middle of the patterned paper. The bottle caps I used were new that I purchased at Michaels. If you use used bottle caps, you can spray paint them if you want to.

Turn your topper over, squish the end of your straw about 2 inches in, glue the straw on the back and the remaining card stock circle on top of that.

Fold your ribbons at a point and glue them on the front of the straw underneath the wrapper.

Tie the tulle around the straw and glue any other trim pieces that you like.

Finally, punch your image with the 1″ circle punch and glue that to the bottle cap.



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