Well after making my first paper LED Harry Potter inspired wand for my 9 yr old
), my older son of course then wanted one based on his favorite character, Professor Dumbledore's Elder Wand. My oldest son was only 5 when Harry Potter came out so he kinda' grew up on it...like I did with Star Wars!! Geeks! :)
Dumbledore's Elder Wand proved to be a bit more tricky to shape and add details than the first wand I first constructed, but once you get the hang of working with a hot glue and learn the glue's behavior, it becomes a lot easier. The Wand of Destiny, as it is also known, has raised knots in the elderberry shaft, lots of texture to it, indeed a very nice looking wand. And then there is the end cap to top it off. This will be a fun hot glue challenge!
I took the same approach as I learned from Kaptin Scarlet's Harry Potter's Lumos Reveal Wand
instructable ( http://www.instructables.com/id/A-really-magic-Harry-Potter-wand-for-Lumos-and-Rev/
)...PAPER and HOT GLUE!
Here we go....
- Reference picture of Dumbledore's Elder Wand.
- Two sheets of heavy paper (Two sheets are needed to make the wand long enough - 15 3/4 inches)
- Elmer's glue or any white glue, even wood glue will work fine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks (lots of 'em)
- Soldering gun and flux core solder
- E-Light LED Ear Piece (I found mine at Harbor Freight for a couple bucks) You can use any LED and make your own battery pack....there are instructables on here for doing so.
- About 20" of wire (to solder LED and battery pack together)
- White primer
- Acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow and black) and small brushes
- paper towels, rags etc....
You might find yourself needing a couple extra items I may have not listed, but that is the basics.