Art Project #49: Making Harry Potter Wands

Evan was feeling a bit under the weather one afternoon and while watching Harry Potter asked if it was possible to make his own Harry Potter wand.  He does have one from our trip to Universal Studios but for Evan to be ASKING for a craft project I knew I just had to say yes!

As part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge I am trying to encourage my boys to come up with ideas for art and am trying to say yes whenever possible.

We went looking for some smooth and fairly straight stick in the yard.  We found a grove of saplings and managed to cute a few perfect looking sticks for our project.

We brought out our glue gun and some glue sticks and added some ridges where the handle grip would be.  I chose to add a few loops the whole length of the wand mainly because my stick wasn't so straight and smooth.

Once the glue was dry we used shades of brown and red paint to paint our wands.  I stuck with dark brown while Evan mixed brown and red to make a dark red color.  We painted our wands a few sides at a time leaving them to dry when necessary.

Evan was thrilled with our final results and immediately took off to cast some spells.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art

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  1. We did this last year and they turned out great!

  2. I have seen this craft before done with dowels, but I LOVE that you used real sticks. How fun!

    1. We looked up a few tutorials and were dismayed to see that they all used dowels; something we didn't have. I knew if I put him off and ordered/ bought some he probably wouldn't to do it later on so we improvised and I have to admit it was much easier to find straight(ish) sticks than I thought.

  3. These look amazing!! We have just started playing the Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle deck building game at our house, and our wands have made a resurgence. We might have to make some new wands this afternoon to go along with the game! BTW, the game is a lot of fun - my 8 and 12 year olds are asking to play every day.

    1. I'm going to have to go look up that game right now! We play Harry Potter Scene it at least once a week and I'm getting just a bit sick of it.

  4. What a great idea. My kids aren't into Harry Potter yet, but I figure they will get there eventually, so I'll be saving this post. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

    1. Thanks for the Pin! And for visiting and hosting.

  5. This is such a fun DIY! I'll have to keep this in mind if we ever do our family Harry Potter Halloween like I WANT. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH

    1. Those would be perfect for Halloween costumes!

  6. Simple, yet such a fun project for HP fans! thanks for sharing it on the Virtual Fridge!

  7. Oh, I love all things Harry Potter. What a fun craft! And that's awesome your son asked to do it! :)



    1. I was so thrilled he asked me! He rarely wants to even participate in crafts.

  8. My oldest is totally in love with the Harry Potter series (enough that we have to slow her down in reading the series!). She would love this project so much. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. You're welcome! My youngest son and I re-reading through the series. We're currently working our way through the illustrated edition of The Chamber of Secrets.


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