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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
How To Make A Harry Potter Wand
My daughter was going to a girl's camp with a Harry Potter theme. We had seen a blog on how to make Harry Potter wands and wanted to make some for camp. The blog that we saw did theirs a little different.
Here is an example of ones that my grandchildren made:
My sister-in-law made us a bunch of wands for our Harry Potter Christmas. She added some cute things like spiders, jewels and a skull Here's how they turned out.
This is how we made our wands:
First we used wooden skewers found in our kitchen drawer. Then we got out the hot glue guns and started covering one of the sticks with hot glue.
We added a little bit of glue at a time, then we would dip the wand into water to cool the glue.
While the glue was still soft and warm, we used our fingers to mold the glue into bumps and ridges.
We just kept repeating this process until we got a wand that we were happy with. We thought that the more bumps and flaws, the more authentic the wand looked when completed. When you are happy with the shape of you wand you can add jewels or trinkets to make your wand unique. Once we were happy with the shape of the wand we painted it with craft paint.
We liked using several colors to make a more rustic looking wand. On many of wands we finished with a dark coat of black and then rubbed it off for an antique look.
To help the paint dry faster we used a blow dryer.
When the paint dried, it would rub off , so we sprayed a few coats of clear lacquer for protection.
The wands lasted through camp, and the girls had a great time. Here are some of the other wands that we came up with. One of our favorites was a wand with no paint. It looked like a glass wand.
As you see we made many different shapes and colors. I would imagine you could also make a cute princess wand by adding sparkles.