I think at the moment we could all do with a magic wand !!! If you are a Harry Potter fan, into witchcraft or a fairy wishing to sprinkle fairy dust, wands are great fun to make. You will need-
A dowel or a chopstick or bamboo dowel rods ( from the cake making dept )
A glue gun or if you don’t have one some string and pva glue
sandpaper if you have a dowel
Chopsticks have already got a point to them ,so if you are using a dowel of any size you need to sandpaper the end to a soft point.
So now you are ready. Have a think how you want your wand to look. If you don’t like it then just add more glue to change the shape or paint over with a different colour of acrylic.
So from left to right above – the first wand you can see is just covered in glue gun. Second glue gun and then the start of adding acrylic paint. The third has had a wood burner markings all over and then the glue put on top. I burnt myself with the burner so please be careful if you are using one of those, adults only as it is such a thin piece to work on.
So three finished wands above from left to right – The first has had the most work so first of all we pulled apart plastic skeletons we found left over from Halloween. I then knotted some string and put it in a bowl of pva mixed with some water. After the string was fully coated with the mixture I started to place it round the down. This dowel is a bit thicker I got it from B&Q.After that dried we put a skeleton head on the top and used the glue gun to secure it and make some glue areas on the head. Next up painted the wand. Finally I used a wood burner to make some marks.This one is my favourite !
The blue one was painted first and then glue gun added to 3 areas. I like how the colour underneath comes through the glue area.
Finally Again string put in pva and water mixture and then wound round half of the dowel. The wand then painted black over the string section and white on the bottom.
So this one was painted green and then red at the top but really didn’t like the outcome so you can see I started to add the glue gun again on top.
So this is how it looked in the end. I painted over it in dark brown and black and then some gold.
You can paint them in black or pink, add biodegradable glitter, ribbons on the end , add bits from halloween- spiders ,skeletons etc. They can be bright, have sequins and shiny bits glued on and used for Unicorn magic!!! Or dark and ominous. We have made lots of wands with friends as they are really good fun to make. Have fun and wave your wands for some good magic that we all need !