Wednesday, 31 July 2019

How to make Harry Potter Wands

It is Harry Potter day on Wednesday 31st July and the daughter and I decided to make some wands for the display in my School Library (Learning Commons).

What you will need:
  • Sandpaper
  • Old Chop sticks or twigs from the garden. Make sure that they are nice and dry.
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue
  • Primer
  • Paint (acrylic)
Step 1:

Make sure that your chop sticks are nice and clean, just run some sandpaper over them to take off any rough edges (or left over food).

Step 2:

Using the glue gun, start to built up the shape of your wand. Once you have applied the glue, dunk it into a tumbler of cold water to set the glue and then move onto the next wand.

Step 3:

One the wands are dry again, prime them with a base colour, we chose black.

Step 4:

Once the prime colour is set, use acrylic to dry brush your colours onto the wands. We used some acrylics that we got from the cheap $2 shop.

Step 5:

If you want, you can coat your wands in clear lacquer to protect the paint.


1 comment:

Dianne said...

Wow they look fantastic, what a brilliant idea using chop sticks and glue gun! I recently bought a hot glue gun as the “ low temp” one is not as effective. I LOVE the hot one and used it to make a crown for my son’s comic con cosplay, similar process to your wands. I will have to make some wands now!