Hello there! I’m so excited to show you how to make this Queen Scepter Craft today! This can be used as a dress up prop, or made as part of a history lesson or Q is for Queen alphabet lesson. Here’s what you’ll need to make this majestic scepter!
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Queen Scepter Craft
- Styrofoam ball (you can also use a plastic ornament or small toy ball)
- Purple paint (I mixed pink and navy blue, just in case you don’t have purple on hand)
- Bubble tea straw (these are thick and sturdy)
- Washi tape
- Sequins, rhinestones, or other fancy decorations
- Ribbon or fancy trim
- Hot glue gun or strong craft glue
Note: If you’re doing this with a group of kids, it’s a good idea to paint the balls the day before as they take several hours to dry.
If you don’t have a royal purple paint, go ahead and start by mixing together navy blue and a smaller amount of bright pink paint to make a rich purple shade. Make sure to mix way more paint than you think you’ll need if you’re using a textured styrofoam ball, as they tend to soak up a lot of paint. Go ahead and paint the whole ball, making sure to get in all the spaces.
Then take a paper towel and wrap it around the ball, squeezing gently to get all the excess paint off. Now let your ball dry for several hours, though overnight is best. Next you’re going to take your bubble tea straw and wrap it extra fancy washi tape. I used purple glitter, but this is a great time to try out those lace or embossed washi tapes too. Set your straw aside. Now take one end of your ribbon and hot glue it to the ball. Yes, you can use hot glue on styrofoam if you don’t have it set super hot.
Wrap the ribbon around the ball making sure it’s centered. Put a dot of glue here and there to make sure it will stay on the ball. When you get to the end, carefully trim the ribbon so it lines up with the first end, and glue it down. Now you’re going to do the same thing again going across the ball the other way. Keep all your starting and ending points at the same spot. Next, place a large amount of hot glue all over where the start and end points join up.
And press one end of your straw into the glue and hold it steady and straight until the glue sets. If it seems wobbly at all, add extra glue around the edges to secure it in place. Now take a look at the scepter. If the straw seems too long, now is the time to use your scissors and trim it to a good length. It’s so pretty, but still a little too plain. I added 5 dots of glue between the ribbon sections, going up vertically.
Then just added on sequins! You can also add on any other fancy decorations you’d like. After all, a queen’s scepter just can’t be too fancy!
I hope you had fun learning how to make this Queen Scepter Craft with me!