Time to use your imagination! Paper wands/Pinwheels can be used as a princess or fairy wand or just for decoration.

Materials you could use: (Be creative. It is fun!)

  • Patterned paper
  • Craft paper
  • Craft paper straws or decorate a drinking straw
  • Washi tape works for decorating drinking straws
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring board if you have one (to make rosettes)
  • Scalloped edge paper punch or any border punch
  • Nesting craft punches or circular objects to trace and cut
  • Hot glue gun, liquid glue, tape runners, sticky dots and pop-up tape
  • Craft embellishments
  • Paper flowers
  • Ribbons
  • Stickers

For the rosettes:

I cut (2) strips of paper 3” x 12”, then used a paper edge die cut to make the edges decorative.

  • Strips can be cut in 1”, 2” or 3”.
  • You can use a paper scorer to help make folding easier.
  • If you do not have a paper scorer you can just manually fold it like a fan.
  • If you need the rosette larger you can use 2 or more strips of paper.
  • Then glue or tape the ends together after you have folded the paper into a circle shape.


I like to begin with the larger piece first. Then I add the other pieces to the wand from larger to smaller. Extra embellishments can be added last. When adding the drinking straws, add them between two pieces for extra strength.