Cinderella Around the World

I have loved the story of Cinderella for a long time. In this video, I share with you some things I’ve learned about Cinderella, some books you might like to read, and how to make you own Fairy Godmother wand to help make wishes come true!

Cinderella Facts

Cinderella’s story has been told in books, movies and on stage, but did you know the Cinderella fairy tale has different versions in different cultures? It’s true! In some cases the shoe that Cinderella loses isn’t made of glass. It can be made of fur or gold. In other cases, the shoe isn’t even a shoe at all. In some cultures, it is a piece of jewelry, like a bracelet or a ring. In some versions, Cinderella attends two or three balls not just one. Visit Kiddle for more Cinderella facts.

Fairy Godmother Wand

Supplies

  • Wooden dowel (you can also use straws or pipe cleaners taped together)
  • 2 Star cutouts
  • Ribbon
  • Tape

Directions

  1. Tape the ribbon to one of the stars.
  2. Tape the top of the wooden dowel to your star, right on top of where you taped the ribbon.
  3. Take your second star and put it over the top of the dowel and line the points of your star up with the star that is already attached to the dowel. Tape the points of the two stars together.
  4. Ta da! You have your own wand!
  5. If you would like to decorate your wand even more, try using some markers to color the handle or to color the stars. You could also find some small jewel stickers to add some sparkle to it. Let your imagination run wild!

More Fun

Art Ideas

  • Draw a picture of what your carriage would look like if you were going to the ball!
  • Cut out the shape of a shoe and use fun decorations to make it your own!

Jokes

Q: Why wouldn’t Cinderella play soccer?
A: Because she always ran away from the ball!

Q: What did Cinderella say when her photos didn’t arrive on time?
A: One day my prints will come!

Cinderella Books

The library has some really amazing Cinderella books for all ages that you can check out. You can find both fiction and non-fiction. Here are just a few suggestions:

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Abigail Siemers

Abigail is the Community Services Librarian. Some of her favorite genres are young adult fantasy, inspirational fiction, and chick lit. She loves to listen to music, crochet, watch DIY television, and eat pretty much anything that involves potatoes or chocolate.