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Craft Aventures: Making a Broom Stick

Halloween for us is another good reason to get excited and have some fun and festivities and for me personally, a great time of year to incorporate activities to do with the little ones. It is the time of year for fantasy, story telling and a little bit of fun!

As ours are so young it is not about the scare factor, more the story telling. BBis a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz so he does know what a Witch is. I told him Halloween is a time of year when all witches go out in the night and have a fly on their Broomsticks. He immediately asked if he could fly, to which I told him that was magic, but we could make a Broomstick and pretend! He was satisfied with this answer.

So we set out on a stick hunt!

Craft Adventures: Making a Broomstick Multiple Mummy

After getting slightly distracted by leaves, acorns and stones, we came home we our collected goodies and laid them out in the living room!

Craft Adventures: Making Broomsticks

Happy with his treasures!

We decided to use cello-tape to attach the smaller sticks to the handle and I suggest that you wrap some tape around the big stick first so that you provide some sticky grip for the cello-tape to stick too when adding the smaller ones.

Position them round evenly in a circular motion and keep adding more tape.

Once completed cut a strip of bin liner to wrap around the tape – as BBkept saying ‘Witches don’t have cello-tape!’

Craft adventures: Making Broomsticks Multiple Mummy

Bind with a bin liner!

Tadah! One Broomstick.

Craft Adventures: Making a Broomstick

Let's go flying Mummy!

Now if I had been clever at the time I would have cut the stick handle to the right size first. Unfortunately I was not clever on this occasion and so we did end up with a giant broomstick but BBjust thought this was fantastic! A Giant and a Witch in one!

So pretty much a days work – a walk, a stick hunt (quick play in the park), home for snack and drink, nap time, lunch, broomstick making, play with Broomstick, a witch story, tea time, a bit of Oz,  bath time, another nice story (teddies maybe!) and bed! See..perfect!

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