Both kids are obsessed with Harry Potter.
I wanted to make a wand to give Doodlebop for his upcoming third birthday, but I knew that if I made him one, Mr. P had to have one as well.
Nowadays they're using chopsticks or pencils as wands, so I think they'll be thrilled to have something that actually looks like a wand (and I will be thrilled to stop eating sushi with a fork.)
rock or gem
glue the corner of you card stock with glue
slowly, carefully roll up the paper into a tight tube.
let it dry (I clipped it with a clothespin so I didn't have to sit there holding it.)
once it's dried, take a piece of twine about 12 inches long and begin by placing one end in the tube and gluing it down. The twine will act as a decorative embellishment.
taking your glue gun, begin wrapping the glue around the wand, wrapping it tightly towards the top of the wand to make a "grip" and then weaving in an out down the wand and back up again.
Let it dry.
Using the glue gun, let the glue decoratively drip down the wand. This will give it a more whimsical look. Even though at this point, it just looks messy.
Place a rock or gem at the top end of the wand and glue well.
glue the very bottom of the wand to seal off the bottom of the paper roll.
Once everything is dry, you can begin painting. I ended up painting two layers to get the rustic brown I wanted.
And there you have it! A magical wand to be proud of!