Holding a DIY Harry Potter wand

DIY Wand – Harry Potter Crafts

I don’t know about your countries, but mine is now entering the carnival period. Christmas officially ended a few days ago, and the time before Lent is supposed to host colourful, jolly parties. Our celebrations aren’t as prominent as those you’d see in Brazil though, and the group that has the most fun are… children! I’ve no idea where this concept originated, but almost all kindergartens and primary schools organise fancy dress parties for the little ones in carnival here. The project I’m coming with today would have made me so happy 20 years ago! Here’s how, in a few simple steps, you can make a wand – perfect to go along a wizard costume, looking like it was nicked straight from a Harry Potter filming set!

Finished DIY Harry Potter wand

You’ll need:

  • a wooden chopstick
  • hot glue gun
  • acrylic paints

DIY Harry Potter wand - a stick and a hot glue gun

Heat up the glue gun. Holding the chopstick in your fingers on the thinner side, apply glue around the thicker end and towards the middle. Add more layers near the end of the chopstick and less in the middle. Don’t worry if it looks messy – wands are supposed to be made out of raw wood, they can’t be perfectly smooth!

DIY Harry Potter wand - covering a stick with hot glue

A stick covered in hot glue

Once you have a few layers or glue around the handle and you’re happy with the way it looks, let the glue fully set and cool down.

A stick, hot glue and acrylic paints

When the glue is fully set and cooled down, paint over the whole wand with acrylic paints.

Painting a DIY Harry Potter wand with acrylic paints

DIY Harry Potter wand - almost completely painted

Finished painting of the wand

That’s it! A simple DIY wand done and dusted. πŸ™‚

Holding a DIY Harry Potter wand

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32 thoughts on “DIY Wand – Harry Potter Crafts

    1. Oh I love the festivity! We don’t have any of those colourful celebrations on the streets (which I guess is partly due to the weather, carnival period is still rather snowy and cold here).

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  1. You can also make wands out of parchment paper-by rolling the 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper on an angle with white glue and double sided tape. Next drying, then the glue gun “handle”. Paint when dry-looks just like wood!

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  2. What a great result from simple steps. Seems like these would make great party favors for a kid’s birthday… or an adult’s! πŸ˜€

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