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!
These DIY wands don’t take all that long to make, and you probably already have everything you need.
- 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!
- 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!
I’m sure little and big people alike will love making and using these magical wizarding wands!