This past weekend was EC’s 8th birthday! I can’t quite believe that, it seems like only yesterday that he was a 3 year old holding my hand on our way to nursery. EC is completely Harry Potter obsessed and decided that he wanted a Quidditch themed party. As no witch or wizard would go anywhere without a wand it was decided that each guest would need their own one. Cue me last week turning my room into Ollivander’s wand workshop to make 20 DIY Harry Potter wands.
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You will need:
- Glue gun
- Glass of water
I got all my chopsticks from an ITSU take away shop.
This is not really an activity for younger children. I would use your discretion if you do decide to do this with children. Please remember the glue does get hot. It may not be hot enough to cause a blister, but it is certainly painful if it gets on your skin. It is like touching hot wax.
When your glue is up to temperature start to design the handle of your wand. If you want to mold your glue into a particular shape then wet your finger tips before touching it. This stops the glue from sticking to your fingers. Trying to get the pattern that you want can take a little bit of practice. Especially if you want a more intricate wand handle.
You can also incorporate beads into the design. Just be aware you will have to work quickly so that the glue does not dry.
One you have finished your design, let it dry for a few minutes before painting it.
If you search for DIY Harry Potter wands you will probably find ones that have been painted in lots of different shades. As my time was fairly limited I went for a simple brown colour for all of the wands. I covered the wands with 2 to 3 coats of paint to make sure that they were all evenly covered.
I was really happy with now these turned out and they went down a treat at the party.
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