Last week, I talked about how my daughter and I celebrated Star Wars Day. This week I’ll show you another craft we did. This one wasn’t related to a holiday, and is actually not even related to comics. But I think it’s okay to put some Harry Potter stuff on here too. We recently finished reading the first book as a bedtime story and then watched the movie. My wife was waiting for this day for ages. Now, we could finally do a craft that she had seen on Pinterest a while ago. Harry Potter wands. And it was surprisingly easy!
We started off with just some chopsticks, marbles, beads, and a hot glue gun. Just gloop a whole bunch of glue onto the end you want for the handle (we chose the thicker end) and glue a marble onto the base of it (totally optional, but it provides a nice weight and makes it a bit longer). When the glue is mostly cooled, you can shape it a bit by rolling it around and make the grip to your liking. You can also add beads in the glue to give it more texture (or add a unicorn hair or phoenix feather).
After the glue is completely dried and you’re happy with how it looks, you just add paint. We used acrylic, since it dries quickly. We had to put on a few coats of it to really make the color right.
And that’s it! So easy. I went over mine again with a lighter color on a dry brush to make it look a bit more worn and three dimensional.
So there they are. A close up showing the highlights on mine, and then the three of ours all together. I also made another wand later, in an almost white color, but don’t have a picture of that. These have already been used for playing some magical games and will find a nice home in our library when we move home. One day, Our Nerd Home. One day we will be your equal.
So try it out for yourself. It’s quick, easy, and fun. You can make any sort of design you want, but just remember, the wand chooses the wizard, so let yourself feel the magic flow through you.
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