DIY magical wizarding wands | Getting crafty

Jacob has recently become obsessed with Harry Potter – I’m not sure where he’s got that from… Ahem. For his birthday this year he had a Harry Potter themed tea party with some friends from school. When it comes to party bags I don’t like putting in the usual “tat”; I prefer something that will be used more than once and has had some love put into it. So of course there was only one thing for it – magical wizarding wands!

DIY magical wizarding wands

These DIY wands don’t take all that long to make, and you probably already have everything you need.

Materials

  • wooden skewers, with the pointy end cut off and lightly sanded to smooth rough edges
  • a glue gun (and glue sticks of course!)
  • dark brown poster paint (or a mixture of black and light brown)
  • PVA glue
  • a paint brush
  • newspaper to contain the mess!

Equipment - glue gun and sticks

Glued skewers

Instructions

  • Holding the skewer by the non cut end, carefully drizzle melted glue up & down the skewer, stopping around halfway to two-thirds down. Make sure the very end is like a ‘blob’ (for want of a better word!).
  • Leave the glue to dry – I find the best way is to rest on top of a cup or glass.
  • Once dry, paint the glue coated skewer all over. This part is a bit messy with getting paint on fingers!
  • Leave the paint to dry in the same way as before.
  • Once the paint is dry, lightly coat with the PVA glue and leave to dry as previously.
  • Once the glue is dry, you have a magical wizarding wand!

Equipment - paint

Painted and glued skewers

I’m sure little and big people alike will love making and using these magical wizarding wands!

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