“I love glitter.” I think that’s every dad’s worst nightmare. My five year old loves crafting and I love spending time with her. But, alas, I’m not a crafter, I’m a saver. Hannah loves all things Frozen, she sometimes will even get dressed up when we go shopping. I’m one of those guys that you stare at in the store because my child is dressed up like a princess. I don’t care, she’s happy.
This is one of those days. I was in Walmart, just looking for a few things on my wife’s list, browsing on my phone and bam, my daughter sees a Frozen toy. Now I love Walmart but sometimes I’m actually a fan of their foodservice marketing agency. They seem to always place the blue and white Elsa items right where my daughter can reach them. So tonight, no more spending money $20 on a toy. Let’s make something amazing.
I jump on my Walmart Family Mobile phone (I really love my Unlimited Talk, Text & Data) and learn all about glitter glue, which is amazing. I decided that we would make snowflake wands that have magical powers. Maybe we can bring Christmas to July, it would sure help the electric bill. Hannah was excited and as we pasted the craft aisle she spotted the glitter and immediately reached for the biggest package.
I hate glitter. It’s so hard to clean, you never get it all, but she had to have it. I called my wife and she helped me through some of the ideas on how to make a snow flake wand and bam, $12 later, I was determined to make something fun!
Hannah was so excited to get home and get started she could barely contain herself. I love her dearly, but sometimes I give her my phone so I have a quiet ride home. A few minutes to collect my thoughts are nice, just don’t tell my wife. Making a wand is easy, we got the supplies all from the Walmart craft aisle, some popsicle sticks, a little paint, glitter, glitter glue and a little elbow grease and you’re a genuine ice princess.
I was going to drill a hole into the sticks using a drill bit, but I couldn’t find them. Instead I just wrapped the wands with some white string and added some wood glue. The wands are easy to make. Take popsicle sticks, paint them however you like. Add glitter if desired, then add glitter glue. The glitter glue is great, just spread it out with your fingers once the paint is dry and it gives it a nice touch.
I used wood glue to keep the popsicle sticks together and grabbed some sequins for decoration. Once complete Hannah wouldn’t leave me alone. She followed me downstairs to ‘help’ me take pictures, then raced upstairs and demanded pictures with her Elsa dress. The craft was fun and easy, just like the phone I used to do my research on.
Walmart is my go to store, and it also is my go to mobile provider. I use Walmart Family mobile and save money every single month. It’s simple, easy and most of all affordable. I can be a little careful and spend $12 making 8 wands for my daughter and her friends. I would say tonight was time, and money, well spent.
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Remember all prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to Family Mobile or your local Walmart for current pricing.
Supplies I used for this craft:
- Craft Sticks (50 pack) $.88
- Mini Craft Sticks (150 pack) $1.93
- Silver Sequins ($1.00)
- Wooden Round Dowels (8 pack, these are the sticks themselves) $1.98
- Blue and White Paint $.88 each
- Blue Glitter $.88
- White string $.85
- Elmers Wood Glue $1.95
- Silver Glitter Glue $1.55