Materials:

  • Stick (twigs, wooden dowels, pencils, or popsicle sticks)
  • String
  • Straw or similar items for broom end (straw, dried grass, shredded paper, bits of cloth or string)
  • Glue
  • Optional (other items to decorate your broom such as glitter, paint, ribbons, or whatever you need to make your broom perfect for you)

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Optional (newspaper or cutting board for easier cleanup)

Directions:

  1. Collect your sticks (I used twigs I found outside).
  2. Turn on your hot glue gun.
  3. Measure out the straw to get an idea of how much you’ll need.
  4. Put glue on one end of the stick, about an inch in length of glue. The length will depend on the size of the stick being used for the broom. Once glue is on the stick put straw onto the glue.
  5. Continue putting glue and straw onto the stick until the broom is as full as you’d like.
  6. Once you’re comfortable with how full your broom is, take your string and place it on the straw. Put a bead of glue where the string and straw connect and then begin wrapping the straw tightly. Continue wrapping around the straw several times, until desired thickness of band is reached.
  7. Tie off the string and either tuck in the ends or put a bead of clue on top of the knot. Trim off the excess string.
  8. Trim excess straw, until the broom looks appropriate.