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Monday, July 2, 2012

Harry Potter Magic Wands DIY!

 We have been listening to Harry Potter audio books for a while now.
We are on book 6: The Half blood Prince.
So spells and charms are not uncommon at our house.
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Only usually they are performed with a carrot, 
a chopstick or something like that.
So we made Magic Wands!

You need Paper.  We used card-stock...
but I think printer paper would work too.
Also, tons of hot glue.  
We used all pictured here plus 1 stick for 3 magic wands.
(about 5 sticks each wand)
 Roll your paper into a tight tube.  One end slightly larger than the other.
Hot glue in place.
 Fill that tube with HOT GLUE.  
I did this part, not the kids.  The tube gets hot too.
 Hold it upright and pump glue into the top.
It will drip down and dry.
Keep filling.
We stuck them in the fridge to cool off faster!
 Then turn them over and fill in from the tiny end.
Make a little mound of glue on each end and let cool completely.

Then use your hot glue to make designs and patterns.
 Paint your wand!
 Dan did a wood-like brown, I did gray, Hay did pink 
(hers looked a lot like a candlestick)
 Paint designs, runes or add crystals for the perfect wizard wand!
 They are heavy, sturdy and feel like a high quality wand!
 Wizard duels haven't been the same since!
Pretty sure mine has a Phoenix feather coil inside.

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6 comments:

Heidi Fowler said...

Those wands all look way better than the plastic one I bought on ebay! Great idea. I will definitely be trying it. We hear quite a bit of "petrificus totalus" around my house! :)

I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

(I had a Harry Potter B-day party for my daughter earlier this year. One of these days, I'll get it posted.)

Erin Alldredge said...

These are AWESOME! I think they would be a perfect craft at a Harry Potter themed party. Now I just need an excuse to throw a party. I'd love it if you shared these at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/07/1-month-of-fun-july-link-party.html

Jessi W said...

What a fabulous idea, I LOVE it! I don't have any kids yet, but I might just make one for myself... :-) I'd be thrilled if you want to share this at my current link party! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/07/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-6/

Naptime Review said...

So awesome! Thanks for sharing!Newest follower from Craft O Maniac! Love for you to stop by and return the follow. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to link up.
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Jessi W said...

For reals, this is the coolest thing ever, I just love it! Thank you so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional, and I just wanted to let you know I featured these wands today! You can see the feature and grab a button here: http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/07/features-from-the-fun-in-functional-6/

Jen & Laryssa @ Blissful 55 said...

Make that an awesome genius!

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