In Kerka’s story, the Kalis stick is a symbol of strength and hope—a gift passed down from mother to daughter. Kerka is full of energy and courage, bravely jumping in to help the ones she loves. The Kalis stick is an essential and expressive part of her Kalis dance, transforming her from girl to magical warrior.

Each Kalis stick is unique and powerful, like the girl it belongs to. And each of us has a magical warrior inside—the part of us that is strong and brave when we need to be. How about making your own Kalis stick? What would it look like? What colors would it be? Think about how your Kalis stick can express your inner magical warrior!

We have a couple of examples below—greengirl went with natural materials and fashiongirl took the crafty route…

Step 1: Gather your materials

The Stick: Select a long stick, tube or pipe. You want it strong enough to dance with, but lightweight enough to carry.

Use a branch, bamboo stalk, plastic tube or pipe, or heavy-duty cardboard tubes from wrapping paper, etc.

The Endcaps: Pick something that reflects your personality. These could be pine cones, plastic Christmas ornaments, wooden craft pieces (knobs), painted ping pong balls, fancy ponytail holders, anything you can think of!

The Decorations: Anything goes. Paint, ribbons, wrapping paper, stickers, lace, beads, glitter pens, vines, plastic flowers, gems, glow-in-the dark-paints…

Scissors for cutting and something strong to stick it all together with: glue, colored duct tape or hot glue gun and glue sticks work really well.

Step 2: Prepare and decorate the stick

Select your stick and practice dancing with it. The length and weight should be comfortable for you to twirl around and move.

Greengirl started with a beautiful green stalk of bamboo from her yard. She cut off all the smaller branches and leaves, then wrapped it with gold cord, ivy and silky ribbon.

Tie the ends into a strong knot and glue them down. Remember, this stick is going to be moving around a lot!

Step 3: Attach the endcaps

Using hot glue gun, slowly and carefully attach the endcaps to the stick. Greengirl chose pine cones and created beautiful ribbon “cuffs” around each to help secure them to the stick. She topped it off with more hot glue to make sure they stay on. She also tucked the ends of the ivy into the ribbon to help secure it to the Kalis.

Step 4: Decorate some more!

For a final touch, Greengirl tied long lengths of shiny ribbon to each end that will move and sparkle as she dances. Her beautiful Kalis stick looks like it was made by fairies! Now she’s ready to create her dance!

Here is Fashion girl putting together her Kalis stick…

She spray-painted a cardboard tube bright red and wrapped it with some fancy paper, colorful ribbon and mardi gras beads. Then she spray-painted the wooden endcaps gold and hot glue gunned them to ends. Finally, she drew designs along the stick with a silver paint pen and added aqua ribbons on each end for drama and movement. Viola! Here’s her Kalis stick (on bottom) and Kerka’s—total MAGIC!!!

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162 thoughts on “Kalis Stick

  1. Where do you get a long, lightweight stick?I really don’t feel like glueing a dozen toilet paper tubes together.
    P.S. Chloe and Sapphire will you be my friends? Just look 4 Superbrain.

  2. hi again i’m doing every craft or thing to become a fairy god mother. And my adventure starts here so please comment and think that i’m on only a few times….think carefully.

  3. I love Kerka! She’s so brave & wise( a little). Even though she didn’t like swimming in “Birdie’s book”, she still my personal fave.

  4. Borabeem, I just joined today and i will be your friend to!
    Oh, and every one! If you dream of flying, we need to talk!

  5. I think I will make mine navy blue with silver swirls on the stick, and silver ribbons and silver panted pine cones on the ends.
    What you think every one? I will post a pic when I am done.

  6. mine is a long stick i found in my backyard with ribbons wrapped around the ends. i went for a very natural route. it looks so cool!

  7. Mine took about 30 min. It doesn’t look as cool as it should, But its cool. I got a stick and put blue, green and purple ribbons. I am about to put glitter on it.

    Im new, so could someone be my friend? 🙁

  8. Mine is purple with shiny white ribbon and silver and gold glitter. The toppers are glittery pinecones, and there is ribbon streaming out from it the ends

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  10. I want to make a kalis stick! It sounds like so much fun! I love dance and martial arts, and FGA! It’s a perfect match! So what does everyone recommend to use for the stick part?
    And when is there going to be kalis stick kits for sale?

  11. I’m going to make a kalis stick. Yay! It’s going to be navy blue with gold accents and lace. I’m so exited! I’m going to be my own fairy-godmother-in-training for Halloween? It’s going to be so much fun! (:
    Does anyone know we’re I can post a picture on this site? can I do that? btw, I check this site everyday so if you want to comment on my post you can, if you have tips or questions.

  12. This might be fun! i like the idea about using bamboo. it also looked cool with those pine cones super excited!!! 🙂

  13. Hey me again I need a good idea. I just picked a stick from my yard. Now that all the snow is off it I need to make it smooth. Do i tak scissors and make it smooth?

  14. Pardon my asking but, what ever happened to that song ‘Your heart’s a map’? I really loved it and would like to listen to it. I can still find hello dreamer but I can’t find that one.

  15. This is amazing! I was thinking of painting my Kalis Stick black, with colorful decorations!! Either that, or it decorate it with green and blue.

  16. I really love my Kalis Stick! It’s dark purple with amethyst spiraling down it (hopefully they won’t all fall off!) so that it looks all shiny! I hope it will last. 😀

  17. i made it but i have not put pendants
    so instead
    it was like
    in my dream
    i was in front of my nightmares

  18. I made my kalis stick! I used a natural tree branch, so it is a combination of man-made and natural beauty. No end caps though. Tree branches don’t work that way.

  19. i had so much fun with mine, but i had to leave it outside, then the rain came and ruined it…

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