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).

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
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lmihalenko4 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?
You make a big lump with hot glue and then poke holes in it when the glue is still wet with a tooth pick
loox7 years ago
here are some harry potter wands I made. it makes so much fun to make then...i can't stop making them ; )

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

KaptinScarlet (author)  loox7 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 Jamalam7 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 Jamalam7 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.
pdriscoll13 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)  pdriscoll13 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?
NariaAmore2 years ago
These are the ones I have made so far, for me and my two little girls.
SorrelTail2 years 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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detection3 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! :)
I love my new one...
mmannard made it!4 days ago

So easy, and looks great! I'll defnitely remember this for Harry Potter parties in the future.

JavaD15 days ago

but still so beautifu

JavaD15 days ago

it will break if we take it .. its just paper

MichelleF2312 days ago
Can I use modge post after the spray paint step? We used sparkling purple spray paint, think it will last?
Modge podge that is.
TechnoDrop3 years ago
Finally finished making my first wand! Though I did it a bit differently, because I don't have a glue gun OR double adhevise tape, OR spray paint. I didn't have most things actually =/

But hey! A little fantasy and an odd use of tiolet paper and I got it done anyways.

I just need to find out how I can get rid of those nasty edges from where the paper (the rolling part) overlaps i mean. . .it's gonna take an awful lot of paint coatings. Is there a faster way?

nice. thats the way to do it :)

what is a real wand of the harry potter


Hahaha me too! the first one i made i only had 3d paint and paper...... didnt go so well......
KaptinScarlet (author)  TechnoDrop3 years ago
Well done. As far as those edges are concerned, if you use more white glus at the beginning of making the wand (or before you paint it) the paper softens and the edges are very much less pronounced and then when you decorate the surface the rest are covered up. you can also cover the surface in tissue coated in glue, this has the extra effect of making the surface lok like bark.
jellybeanie made it!16 days ago

Thankyou SOOOOOO SO much. Honestly mine is for a friends bookweek session and I reckon it turned out pretty well. Awesome instructable. Best Harry Potter wand guide on instructables. Helped me so much xx

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