Friday, October 30, 2015

Harry Potter Week! DIY Magic Wands!

 Harry Potter Week!
Make your own Magic Wands!
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These turned out great--Not your generic magic wands!
I love the bright colors and the unique variety.
You won't find wands like this anywhere else on the internet!

  This is the perfect craft for kids!
My 7, 11 and 13 year olds helped me.
(depending on your age of child, they can assist with different parts of the project)
 Made with sticks and polymer clay (oven bake clay)
Making this a very budget friendly project!
 First, take a walk or a hike and find some sticks.
We picked curly, knobby roots and straight branches...
 Now each of us sat outside and whittled off the bark.
 This is where some supervision is necessary, or with
small children, do this ahead of time.
 Now our sticks are ready.
I wiped them all down with a damp cloth to get any dust off them.
Next, we used a Sculpey Polymer Clay Multi-color Sample Pack:


These are great for getting a big variety of colors!
Then it was just a matter of playing with clay.
I lay them on a silicone mat on a baking tray.
About 6 fit on a tray at a time.
Then bake them in the oven according to package directions.
We did 275* for 30 minutes.
 Then let them cool completely and you are done!
This is perfect because there is no painting or hot glue necessary!
 They are all bright colors and super appealing!
I mean, really, how could you resist these?
 We did the Hogwarts House colors...
 Some really thick sticks...swirls up the shaft...and buttons!
 See that curly one below?
The bronze and teal?
It's my favorite!
 We did some like the elder wand with strategic knots...
 Some glow in the dark too!
But remember, the wand chooses the wizard...so which one will choose you?
 See the glowing?
 These will be the perfect party favors for our Harry Potter Halloween Party this weekend!
Check back every day this week for more Harry Potter geekery and crafts!




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1 comment:

Brian Huggins said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! I loved and I already made several ones for my son's Halloween party.

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