Easy Homemade Harry Potter Wand With Chopsticks
Last month my youngest turned ten (I can’t believe how fast he is growing up!). He asked for a Harry Potter themed birthday party. I’m pretty sure he decided on this idea from our recent Universal Studios trip….but I wasn’t complaining! Once we decided on the theme I knew we couldn’t have a Harry Potter themed party without having wands (amiright??). So, with a little bit of DIYing and patience we whipped up a few budget friendly wands! My son and I had so much fun making these DIY Harry Potter Wands! They are SO easy and addicting to make! I seriously didn’t want to stop creating!
These homemade Harry Potter wands with chopsticks are the perfect craft for any Harry Potter lover, including kids and adults! And, do you want to know the best part???? They were also really cheap! The only thing I had to buy were the chopsticks and some hot glue! Fortunately, I had paint and paintbrushes at home, but luckily they are both really cheap to buy if you need some!
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How to Make DIY Harry Potter Wands
The first thing you need to do before making these homemade wands is to gather your supplies. You will need:
1. Squeeze Hot Glue Onto Chopstick
The first thing you will need to do to make your DIY Harry Potter wand is to warm up your hot glue. I like to place the hot glue gun over a paper plate, so that the melty glue will drip onto the plate as it warms. This makes for easy clean up!
Once your hot glue is warm and melty, it’s time to make the design of your homemade wand. I love this part!!
All you have to do is take your hot glue gun and slowly squirt hot glue onto the handle part of one chopstick.
This is the part when you can let your creativity shine! You can put a lot of hot glue on the end for a nice, thick handle. Or, you might choose to only put on a small amount of glue. Feel free to add some swirly glue designs too. I tried to cover about 1/3-1/4 of the chopstick with glue, just depending on the design I was going for. Whatever you think will look good!
One of my favorite things about these homemade wands is that no matter how your glue comes onto your chopstick, the finished product will still look good! I worried a few times that I had messed up a wand with clumps of hot glue, but once I was done, it always looked just as good as all of the other wands!
2. Let The Hot Glue Dry
Next, you will need to set your chopstick onto a paper plate and let the glue dry. Hot glue dries fairly fast, so it shouldn’t take very long before being able to move to the next stop.
3. Paint Chopstick
Once the hot glue is dry, you can start painting your chopstick/wand! We all decided we preferred the dark and moody colors for the wands, but really anything goes! It was so fun to mix colors together and make something magical and unique!
This step is so easy, just dab a little bit of glue onto your paintbrush and paint the wand!
Once you are done painting your wand set it onto a paper plate to dry.
Most of our wands needed two coats of paint. So, make sure to check the wand once the paint is dry to see if it will need to be painted again.
That’s it! Your DIY Harry Potter wand is complete! See how easy that was??? It’s the perfect craft for adults and kids and everyone in between! All that’s left to do is to spend hours casting magical spells (Acio wand!).
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