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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

wizarding wand tutorial


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.)

Wizarding Wands


Materials Needed:
twine
glue
brown paint
card stock
paintbrush
glue gun
rock or gem
scissors

Step One:

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!



5 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. What a fun idea! Several of our adult friends get together once a month to play this game called Wizard. Last month someone suggested that we needed a traveling trophy for the couple that one each time. I think this is the perfect solutions:) Thanks for linking to ABC's show and tell!

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  3. This is really great. Have to do with my son when he is older.

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