Wooden Wizard Wand
Parental supervision is recommended
Make an accessory essential to any young apprentice — a wizard wand. Use a wooden stick for a fun and easy craft that is a favorite with kids.
What you'll need:
- A stick
- Thin ribbon, leather, or string; optional
- Hand saw
- String or cording
- Tape or hot glue
- Parchment writing paper
- Calligraphy pen
- Wire (for crafting)
- Wire cutters
- Piece of sparkly wrapping paper
- Marble (normal size)
How to make it:
- Have an adult cut your stick to the desired length using a hand saw.
- Make a "spell grip" around one end of the stick (optional) by winding thin ribbon, leather, or string. Glue or tape in place.
- Take your marble and wire and cut your wire to at least 1 foot.
- Wrap wire around marble and DO NOT cut off excess.
- Wrap excess wire around one end of stick and hot glue it to the stick.
- Tie string around small end of feathers and hot glue or tape to same end of stick as marble.
- Use other strings, some sparkly wrapping paper slivers about 1/4 inch wide, and maybe some velvet string if you have any.
- Get a string about a foot long and tie it in the middle of your wand.
- Get your parchment writing paper and you can write all about your wand; i.e. how much it costs (If you are a Harry Potter fan, then put it in Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts), you can tell what it is best at, like dueling or if it is a spell wand, etc., you can tell what it is made of, such as mahogany and phoenix feathers, and you can also tell how long it is by measuring your stick; not the strings on the stick also.
- Roll your parchment up tightly and tie the excess of the cord that you tied in the middle of the wand to your parchment fairly tight.
- Then take your parchment out and make sure your new knot is tight.
- Roll your parchment up tightly and slide it inside your loop you have made and let go of it when the string is near the middle of the parchment. Your parchment will unroll and fit snugly inside your loop.
- Now your wand is finished!