Maleficent Staff





My youngest daughter wants to be Maleficent for Halloween. Since I am a teacher and Fall is very busy for me, I usually make her costume in the summer.

So far we made the wand/staff/walking stick Maleficent uses.

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Step 1: Materials


1. large walking stick (fit to your child's height)
2. twine
3. black spray paint
4. black crow ($6.99 from amazon)
5. ball
6. glitter

Time: A few days to gather the materials and order the crow.

Step 2: Twine and Spray

1. Wrap the twine in a criss-cross pattern staring from the top and work your way down, and secure.

2. Set up an area outside and lightly spraypaint the stick...... let dry.

3. I also spray painted a few feet of extra twine just incase I wanted to add more to the stick.

Step 3: Glitter Ball

1. I used my son's old street hockey ball (hopefully he doesn't read this ;) and some glitter as the magical glowing ball for the staff.

2. Coated the top part of the ball with glue.

3. Apply the glitter and repeat until you are happy with the look.

4. Let the top part of ball dry. Flip the ball over and do the same to the was a mess but looks cool!

5. My husband clear coated the ball so the glitter won't rub off.

Once dry.....

6. Attaching the ball... How you attach the ball will depend on your stick and type of ball you use. I secured the ball between the two sticks and wrap twine over the top of the ball.

Step 4: Add the Crow

Last, I added the crow I bought off of amazon.

Using a thin wire and a hot glue gun, attach the crow to the top part of the staff.

Step 5: Finished

Time to work on the rest of the costume!

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    9 Discussions

    KanPo Studios

    4 years ago

    Wow. Excellent project for a little girl.

    Last night my wife and I were viewing the movie Maleficent. We love A. Jolie so much.

    I designed staves and canes on a regular basis. Strange and sad to admit, I have a wall full of them and don't have a staff or cane representing a woman. Shame on me.

    Seeing your instructable has sparkle a desire and a duty (my wife has threatened me! Hah!)

    Never had a daughter and my wife's nieces are all grown up in their 20s , and with your permission, I would like to dedicate the Maleficent Staff to your daughter.

    If you wish, you can view my latest creation right here on instructable. It's called The Moses Staff.

    Thanks again for your lovely instructable and tell your daughter to stay tuned for a staff dedicated in her honor

    Ray and Mary.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    That is great, coincidentally my Daughter wants to be Maleficent for Halloween. I wonder if it would be heavy for a five year old to maybe have an animatronic raven on the walling staff.

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    Reply 4 years ago

    That sounds cool! I also had the same concern about the stick, but it's actually pretty light. I am sure I will be holding it most of the night when she trick or treats though ;). We talked about attaching the crow to her wings or custume when she goes to school. I guess it depends in how I make the rest of the outfit.