A big welcome to Ellen, owner of the wonderful blog,
The Long Thread, and author of her newly published
book, 1, 2, 3 Sew ! Ellen shares a pattern for a dancing
wand and crown to go along with one of her favorite
books, Twelve Dancing Princesses!
Thanks to Cassi for asking me to be a guest contributor
on The Crafty Crow, my go-to place for kid crafts!
My six-year-old daughter loves princesses and all things
pink and sparkly, but it's sometimes tough to find books
that make us both happy. This version of a classic Grimm
fairytale hit the spot for me with its charming, vintage-
inspired illustrations and clever adaptation of the story.
Retold and illustrated by Brigette Barrager, this new
version is published by Chronicle Books.
We read the book and decided to make a crown and
dancing wand so my daughter could dance right along
with the princesses. The instructions for the crown
are from an earlier project that I posted on my blog
here and the simple wand instructions can be
And if you don't sew, you don't have to miss out on the
fun. You can use the template provided and make a
simple crown from felt or even paper, and the wand
could be made from found materials around the house
-- a paper towel tube and scrap ribbon. Dance the day
away and enjoy a summer filled with reading,
crafts and fun.
Ellen Luckett Baker is a craft blogger and writer
living in Atlanta with her husband and two young
daughters. Her new book 1, 2, 3 Sew published by
Chronicle Books is available now. You can visit Ellen's
site at The Long Thread to see more craft
and sewing projects.
Check out this adorable video for 1, 2, 3 Sew!
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