Arise and Shine Wands

We like to give the young women in our ward a little gift on the Sunday before their birthdays. This year we are making  “Arise and Shine” wands made with giant Pixy Sticks.

I wanted the top to resemble a sunburst (shine!), and the butterfly to represent us as we arise and follow the Savior. We will have this vase full, and the girls can choose what flavor they want from the wand bouquet.

image source: Gillian Greding's "All the Small Things"

You can find the tutorial I used by clicking on the image above. I used 8.5 x 11″ yellow copy paper instead of scrapbook paper, and I made the Arise and Shine circle which you can download here in English or here in Portuguese. The butterfly is punched from gold glitter cardstock and folded in half, so the wings are lifted in flight! I used a glue dot to adhere the butterfly to the circle.

These could also be fun for a take-home for a New Beginnings program.

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13 Responses to Arise and Shine Wands

  1. becky says:

    Love it- SO CUTE!

  2. Giant pixie sticks?? BRILLIANT!!

  3. I was checking out your sidebar and I see my stepmom’s face in your people that like you on FB little thingy….SO FUNNY!

    (okay, maybe only funny to me. but still…..small world)

  4. Susan says:

    That is the cutest idea!! We might have to steal that idea for a handout for New Beginnings. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Susan says:

    I actually linked this handout idea to my Arise and Shine Forth lesson:

  6. sherrie says:

    I can’t seem to find giant pixie sticks anywhere, for some reason. Where did you find yours?

  7. Shelli says:

    I love these wands! They are so cute! We are going to make them the invitations for our New Beginings. I was wondering if you could tell me what font you used for the Arise and Shine Forth centers so I can match the front to the backs. Thank you.

  8. Liz says:

    How do I make the yellow background circle?

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