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Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue

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Now that Harry Potter fever is upon us once more, I thought you would like to have a go at making some really nice Harry Potter Wands. This is such a simple but effective instructable. With a sheet of paper, some glue and a bit of paint, and about 40 minutes to spare this instructable will show you how you can make a Harry Potter type wand that would not look out of place in the film itself. I designed it and I have already made a load for my kids, even my girlfriend and her 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend wanted one each! For the frist few stages I have drawn pictures of what you have to do and then for the painting part I have taken photos to show you exactly what to do. It's very simple but the effect is fantastic. For more projects like this visit dadcando where there is more Harry Potter type wizarding projects and a load of other craft printables and templates.

If you like this but want more of a challenge which not try it with added magic in the instructable A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms, you get to make a wand with a UV LED at the tip that can reveal secret and otherwise invisible writing. (But I'd try this one first to get the idea).
 
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Step 1: Prepare your paper

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Stick a strip of double sided tape diagonally across a sheet of A4 or US Letter sized paper

Step 2: Tightly roll the paper starting in the corner

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Roll the paper starting in the corner and roll diagonally, rolling one end very slightly less that the other so that the thin paper roll is tapered. Roll until you get to the double sided tape, roll over this so that the tapered roll sticks to it

Step 3: Glue the last third of the roll

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Smear the free corner of the paper with a little PVA glue (Elmer's Glue) so that whole surface is, (or will be when it is rolled up) covered in glue.

Then continue to roll the wand tightly and hold (with fingers) till it's dry
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loox6 years ago
here are some harry potter wands I made. it makes so much fun to make then...i can't stop making them ; )
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scotty x234 loox8 months ago

My son really likes your Voldemort wand; how did you make the handle?

KaptinScarlet (author)  loox6 years ago
they look absolutely great, really realistic.
how did you make the voldemort wand loox
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those are amazing they look like da real deal!!!!
The voldemort or dumbledore (I can never remember which one) wand one at the bottom looks really good!
KaptinScarlet (author)  The Jamalam6 years ago
looking at these I would say that the white one is Voldemort's (Dumbledore's has little balls along its length) and the one above it is Harry's. they do look great though don't they
haha balls haha
KaptinScarlet (author)  CarStalkerZ6 years ago
Kaptin Scarlet’s great caper Is a wand made of paper Its major downfalls - A lack of wand balls, Is more than made up by its hot-melt-glue-coated taper
yes they do! This is a great method of making them! Pity i dont have a glue gun >:-C
KaptinScarlet (author)  The Jamalam6 years ago
you gotta get one, it makes it possible to make so much stuff. They onlt cost about £10 / $10, put it on your Christmas list. One person used this method but used string instead of glue gun glue to make the ridges. not as easy but the end effect wasn't bad at all
bigbrock15 loox6 years ago
make me one.
pdriscoll12 years ago
This was super fun!! Thanks!
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Oh my gosh that is cool.
Oh wow, that looks super amazing, so cool.
KaptinScarlet (author)  pdriscoll12 years ago
Thanks for the kind words. BTW this is one of the most creative wands I think I have seen and a fabulous spin on this project. Thanks for posting these pictures, the wand looks brilliant
WOW Thank you so much!!!
That's... Brilliant and very morbid. This is a highly creative take on wands in general. How did you make the wand curved?
NariaAmore1 year ago
These are the ones I have made so far, for me and my two little girls.
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SorrelTail1 year ago
my friend always jokes about waiting for her acceptance letter, so I decided for her birthday I'd make her a wand so she can "practice while she waits". Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! It's simple and amazing <3
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lmihalenko3 years ago
Thank you so much for your excellent directions! I was able to make 24 beautiful wands for my children's birthday party and everyone loves them!
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Wow Did You Make These Out of Paper ?? Are they all yours??
Yes, I just followed the instructions given. They were made for my kids' Harry Potter birthday party and each child got one to take home. They loved them!
So cool!!! How did you make the holes in the knots of the top right wand?
detection2 years ago
Thanks so much for this tutorial! My boyfriend and I attended a Potter Party for Harry's birthday earlier this week as Tonks and Lupin, so I recreated their wands. They came out great! :)
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I love my new one...
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AishikR5 days ago

I know this was pretty long ago,but I have to say this-Kaptin Scarlet,you rock.

dayagdal9 days ago

Guys, what type of paint did u use on that one in a small toothpaste like conatiner, on the authors post is the gold "paint"...?

AdnamaG19 days ago

I am thinking of putting an LED light with a SPDT switch to make it have lumos on it. it should be easier because this one is hollow

geekster881 month ago

Awesome! I'll get started on a new collection!

JerrielL2 months ago

so easy...........??????

PMuns3 months ago
Awesome project. The kids and I just made some wands to have some fun. Thanks for all the great ideas! I used 8.5 X 14 inch paper to make the wands a little longer.
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I dont have hot glue gun, what should i do!

get a hot glue gun. its worth $ 15.00

I made these :D

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Hufflepuff079 months ago

Can someone please make Bellatrix Lestrange's wand, so that I know how for my friend's fandom party?

agrotera10 months ago
is it hard enough? or is it soft? Im worried that it might break easily :(
answer asap please? :D
amclaughlin910 months ago
Thank you so much! I just made 14 for my daughter's birthday party. This is great! I found some Ollivander wand box templates online as well. I have a month so I'm going to make a nice box for each one. You only turn 8 once! :)
Ravenclaw1510 months ago
I know this was a really long time ago, but when I came across this I was so happy. I've made 5 wands so far and my sisters will get one. I'll probably pretend to be ms ollivander and let the wand select the wizard. But they have seen me making them and can't believe how real they look. Thanks Kaptin Scarlet! Even though harry potter is over, my siblings can still enjoy this fabulous instructable
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