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Wishing Well Craft


How to Make a Wishing Well Using Craft Sticks
Wishing Well Craft

Wishing Well Craft

Sherri Osborn
Use these free instructions for making a miniature wishing well using a tin can and craft sticks.

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Glue craft sticks around the outside of the tin tan until it is completely covered (figure 1). Once you are done, wrap a few rubber bands around the can to hold the sticks in place until the glue dries. Glue 2 more craft sticks on the can as shown in figure 2. They should be directly across from each other. Wrap rubber bands around these also.

While the can is drying, you can start constructing the roof of your wishing well. Lay 2 craft sticks down as shown in figure 3. Put a dab of glue on each end of another craft stick and lay it across the other 2 as shown in figure 4. Repeat this until yours looks similar to figure 5. Repeat these steps so you end up with 2 pieces that look like figure 5. Also, glue together a set of 45 degree angles out of crafts sticks (figure 6). Set all these pieces aside to dry.

Once everything is dry, you can start gluing the pieces together! Glue the two 45 degree angles on the can as shown in figure 7. Place a clothes pin on them and set aside until it completely dry. Once these are dry, glue on the roof pieces you made from above (figure 8). Top it off with one craft stick glued across the top of your wishing well's roof. Once again, position clothes pins on the pieces until dry.

Once all the glue is dry, your wishing well is ready for pennies or whatever else you want to do with it!

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