3 ways to make a Harry Potter wand

3 ways to make a Harry Potter wand
3 ways to make a Harry Potter wand
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The greatest ambition of any young wizard is to have a wand and go to Hogwarts. Are you still convinced that the owl that was supposed to bring you your letter has been lost? It does not matter. You can have a great magic wand without going to Ollivander! She might not have chosen you, but it will be a perfect accessory for your brand new dress.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Use a wooden stick or chopstick

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Step 1. Take a wand

Obtain a wooden stick that is 25 to 35 long. You can find these at a hobby store (they usually sell in sets). You can also use a longer chopstick and cut it to the correct length with a saw.

You can also use a stick that you find outside. It should not be thicker than your finger and should be relatively straight and close to the length you want

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Step 2. Sand one end

Sand one end of the wand to round it off to make the point. You can even sand the surface of the stick so that it's slightly tapered, like magic wands in the movies. Start with coarse grit sandpaper and finish with fine grit sandpaper.

If using a stick, sand down any rough or sharp parts. You can leave the bark and bumps on the stick or remove them

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Step 3. Shape the handle

If you want, use hot glue to thicken the handle of the wand. Typically, sleeves are about the length of a finger. Cover this whole part of the wand with hot glue. Let it dry then add two or three coats if desired.

  • Not all magic wands have a handle. For example, Hermione's doesn't.
  • Once the glue has hardened, you can etch designs on it with the hot tip of the glue gun.
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Step 4. Decorate the base of the baguette

If you want, you can glue a button or bead to the bottom of the stick. Some magic wands have a small "handle" at the bottom of the handle. You can add one by gluing a cute button or bead to the end of the stick. Use something about the same diameter as the base of the wand. It should not be too tall.

Don't worry about the color. You will paint the article later

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Step 5. Decorate the rest of the baguette

If you want, use hot glue to decorate the rest of the magic wand. This method is ideal for drawing arabesques like those on Hermione's wand. To do this, rotate the wand while tracing patterns with the glue gun. If you don't have a glue gun, you can wrap duct tape around the stick to make a handle, or you can make a pretty handle out of clay.

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Step 6. Paint the wand

Apply acrylic paint of the base color to the stick and let it dry. Most magic wands are brown, but you can make them black or white. To add texture, you can also use multiple shades of the same color. For example, you could paint your wand brown and add dark brown and light brown streaks.

You could use acrylic paint thinned with water to keep the wood texture visible

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Step 7. Create a worn look

Use a darker shade of the base color to fill in the cracks and hollows in the wood. Then use a lighter tone to enhance the raised parts. Apply the paint with a small, pointed brush.

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Step 8. Let the paint dry

Once it is dry, apply protective hairspray to make it more resistant. Lay the wand on a sheet of newspaper outside. Spray clear acrylic lacquer on it and let it dry. Then turn the wand over and apply hairspray on the other side. Let it dry and apply a second coat if needed.

You don't have to protect the paint, but it will last longer if you do. You can use lacquer with a matte, semi-matte or satin finish

Method 2 of 3: Use a Chinese chopstick

Step 1. Take a Chinese chopstick

If you are making a magic wand for a child, then a standard Chinese wand will be sufficient. If it's for a teenager or an adult, try to find a longer cooking rod, about 40 cm.

  • Don't worry about the color. You are going to paint the surface.
  • If you can't find a Chinese chopstick, you can try using a paintbrush with a long wooden handle. Simply remove the head with the bristles just below the metal ring. You can break it or cut it with a saw.

Step 2. Shape the handle

Use glue to make the handle of the magic wand. It should be about the length of your finger. Cover this part with hot glue and let it harden. Add two or three coats if needed.

  • To make a magic wand like Harry's, apply vertical dabs of glue to the wood to form the handle. They should be wider at the bottom and thinner at the top.
  • Some wands have a smooth surface, but others, like Hermione's, have patterns all over it. You can use the glue gun to draw arabesques, spirals, etc., on the wood. You can make a clean spiral pattern by simply rotating the wand between your fingers while drawing an even line of glue.

Step 3. Decorate the bottom of the baguette

Some magic wands have a decorated base. If you want to decorate your own, glue a small bead or a pretty button to the base with hot glue. The object should be about the same diameter as the bottom of the stick. It should not protrude too much.

  • Choose a bead or button with a nice surface and don't worry about the color, because you will be painting the object afterwards.
  • You can leave the button or bead as is without painting them, especially if you are using a pretty crystal.
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Step 4. Paint the wand

Paint the surface of the wood with acrylic paint of the base color. Most magic wands have a brown color, but in the Harry Potter movies there are also black and white ones. You can also use multiple tones of the same color to create the look of wood.

If the Chinese chopstick is bamboo, you could use thinned acrylic paint to make the wood texture show through

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Step 5. Create an impression of wear

Use lighter and darker shades of the base color. Apply the dark shade in the hollows and cracks of the wand. You can use a cotton swab or a sharp brush to get into the hollows well. Then use the lighter shade to enhance the raised parts.

If your wand is black, you only need to apply the highlights. If it is white, apply only the shadows

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Step 6. Protect the paint

Apply clear acrylic protective lacquer to make the paint more resistant. Place the baguette on a sheet of paper outside. Spray clear acrylic lacquer on it and let it dry. Then turn the paint over and apply lacquer to the other side. If necessary, apply a second coat.

  • It is not necessary to apply hairspray, but it will help the paint to last longer.
  • You can use lacquer with a matte, semi-matte or satin finish.

Method 3 of 3: Make a magic wand out of paper

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Step 1. Roll up some paper

Wrap a sheet of paper around itself to form a long, tight tube. Start at the lower left corner of the sheet and roll it up to the upper right corner. Stop when you reach the widest part of the leaf.

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Step 2. Paste the paper

Apply liquid glue to the last third of the sheet. To avoid soaking the paper too much, apply a thin layer of glue with a paintbrush. At this point, you can also put a heart in the wand. You could add:

  • a phoenix feather (an orange, red or yellow feather)
  • a dragon's ventricle (a thread of red wool)
  • unicorn hair (a silver or iridescent thread)
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Step 3. Finish winding the paper

Wrap the paper all the way and hold it in place until the glue is dry. It may take 20-30 minutes. If you don't want to hold the wand all this time, tie it with twine or twist ties. The glue should dry before you move on.

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Step 4. Trim the ends

The tight paper roll probably has very sharp ends. Use scissors or a utility knife to cut them. Trim one end more than the other to make it wider. It will form the base of the magic wand.

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Step 5. Put glue on the ends

Apply hot glue to both ends of the roller to better secure them and prevent the paper from unwinding. To add a little decorative touch, glue a small button or a bead at the bottom of the wand with hot glue. Use an article the same width as the base of the baguette. It should not go beyond the edges.

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Step 6. Decorate the surface of the baguette

Use hot glue to trace patterns onto the paper. You can use it to form a handle about the length of your finger. You can also apply pretty arabesque patterns to the rest of the surface of the magic wand.

If you want, you can glue beads or pretty buttons on the wand to form patterns

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Step 7. Protect the paper

Apply paint primer, gesso, or white glue to the paper to make it stronger. Let the product dry before continuing. It will keep the paper from getting too soggy and soggy when you paint it. If it softens, it can unwind.

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Step 8. Paint the wand

Apply acrylic paint of the base color to the paper. Most magic wands are brown, but in the movies we also see white and black ones. You can paint yours a solid color or use multiple shades of the same color. For example, you could paint it brown and add dark brown and light brown streaks to mimic the look of wood.

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Step 9. Create a worn look

The patterns you have made will stand out more. Use a cotton swab or paintbrush to apply a shade darker than the base color in any pits, cracks, etc. Then apply a lighter shade to all the raised parts to make them stand out.

If your magic wand is black, apply only the highlights. If it is white, apply only the shadows

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Step 10. Protect the paint

It is not essential, but it will help the magic wand to hold a little longer. Lay the wand on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Spray clear acrylic lacquer on its surface and let it dry. Then turn the wand over and apply hairspray on the other side. Apply a second coat if needed.

You can use lacquer with a matte, semi-matte or satin finish

Advice

  • Look at pictures of magic wands in the Harry Potter films for inspiration.
  • The wand should be 0, 7 to 2 cm thick. The width of your pinky or pencil is perfect.
  • Once you've finished your magic wand, why not make a box to store it? It will be perfect for your homemade magic wand.
  • You can use paper clay to make the handle. Spread a thin layer of earthen paper about the length of your finger and wrap it around the bottom of the wand. Smooth the edges with your fingers so they cannot be seen. You can engrave patterns on it with a slightly pointed object such as a pencil or print images on it with a button having a raised pattern.
  • In general, magic wands are 25 to 35 cm in length. If your wand is shorter, it will look too short. If it is longer, it will look more like a small stick than a magic wand.
  • Once the wand is complete, you can decorate it with a bit of gold or silver paint.
  • Be sure to use hot glue sticks that match the size and temperature of your glue gun. For a small gun at low temperature, you need small sticks that melt at a low temperature. Large sticks will not lodge and high temperature glue will not melt.
  • If you don't have a glue gun, you can use swelling paint to make the designs. They won't stand out as much, but they will still be slightly raised.
  • A low heat glue gun is sufficient for this project. You can use one at a high temperature, but you are more likely to get blisters.
  • Press decorative buttons or pretty beads into the glue before it dries. These decorations are perfect for making a pretty handle.

Warnings

  • Children should not saw wood. If a child wants to use a stick, cut it to the right size for them.
  • Glue guns can burn, even those at low temperatures. Children who use them should be supervised by an adult.

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