How to Easily Make DIY Harry Potter Wands

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Learn how to make an easy DIY Harry Potter Wand with just a few materials. This is a perfect craft project for any Harry Potter fan. Great as a fun activity while watching the movies or after reading the books.

I am a big fan of the Harry Potter characters and movies. My kids just decided this year to get into it and want to dress up as Hogwarts students for Halloween. I’m so excited! We’re doing a whole family “costume” theme for the 4 houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. To make things even more fun, I made us all personal DIY Harry Potter Wands. Store bought wands are amazing but I really love the idea of making it myself and having a real one of a kind wand.

Read on to learn how to make your own with just a few materials you probably already have at home!

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How To Make Your Own Harry Potter Wand

First step is to gather your materials. You probably already some of these. All you need are wooden dowels, hot glue and paint. That’s it! If you can’t find wooden dowels at your local craft store, chop sticks or pencils are a great alternative. The only other materials needed are paintbrush and mod podge for sealing.

Here’s how to make your own wand:

  1. Decide on the design you want and start adding hot glue to your wooden dowel. Add squiggles and blobs where you like to match the design you chose. You can recreate one from a character or make an original.
  2. When glue is dry, paint your wand. Do as many or as little coats as you want to create the effect and texture you prefer. I did about 3 coats and used a sponge tip brush to make it seem like a tree branch.
  3. When paint is completely dry, paint on a generous amount of the mod podge to seal it. I used the matte one and it goes on white but will dry clear. This step is optional but it gives it a nice finish and makes it look even more like an authentic.
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Looking for more Harry Potter fun? Check out these Harry Potter Inspired Coloring Pages!

Other ways to make your wand stand out:

  • Add rope or string for more dimension
  • Glue studs or jewels on before paiting
  • Add a bit of glitter to your paint for a fun effect
  • Use clay to add a pointy edge
  • Glue on small toy creepy crawlers for a spookier feel
  • Mix different paints to make new colors
  • Use a craft knife and engrave your name or initials on it

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