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If you love Harry Potter, you'll love learning how to make your own Harry Potter wand! Our video tutorial shows you just how easy they are to make with items you most likely have around the house.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood is one of our favorite places to visit. The magic can be felt all the way from the enchanted line through Hogwarts Castle to every delectable treat in Honeydukes. You too can capture some of this magic at home by making your very own Harry Potter wand.
While you may be saving your Galleons to buy an interactive wand on your next visit, you'll be able to practice your swish and flick with these easy and realistic DIY wands. Check out our video to see just how easy it is to make your own Harry Potter wand:
Don't the wands look great? Plus, they're easy to make and require items you most likely have around the house. Here's how to make your own Harry Potter wand:
Now that you've gathered all your supplies, begin with a piece of printer paper and Elmer's Glue. Glue along two sides of the paper, making an "L."
Then, roll the paper from the opposite (non-glude) corner to create the desired size and shape of your Harry Potter wand. Once you've reached the end of rolling, pat down and let the glue dry.
While waiting for the glue to dry, fold in the paper at each end of the wand. You can then use the hot glue to fill in both sides and create a finished edge for the top and bottom of your wand.
Once everything is dry, put a base coast of paint on your wand. We recommend using a lighter color. This doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to cover up most of the white.
After the base coat has dried, begin designing your wand. All you have to do is draw a design directly onto the wand using your glue gun. This step can be as simple or as complex as you'd like. You can layer the glue for a handle or even stick to a few simple rings. Design the wand to represent who you are as a wizard!
Now that you've finished creating the details on your wand, it's time to paint. We recommend starting with a light color, since it's much easier to go darker than it is to go lighter. Once you're done, let the paint dry. You can go back to make any touch ups or changes once it has dried.
The final step really brings the wands to life. You'll need to go outside and spray your wand with the acrylic spray. Make sure to cover the whole wand and let it dry completely for four hours. Make sure not to cast any spells while the wand is drying!
Once the acrylic spray is dry, your wand is complete. You can now test your spell knowledge and prepare for your visit to Hogwarts. These are our quick instructions on how to make your own Harry Potter wand. For more detailed steps and pictures, read our article on the Easiest Realistic Harry Potter Wands.
If you don't have a trip to Hogwarts planned, we can help! You'll be able to explore the wizarding school for yourself during the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Or, explore Hogsmeade and all the wizarding shops your heart could desire. Just make sure to take advantage of our discount Universal Studios Hollywood tickets and reduced hotel rates. You can book online or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. You'll be surprised at just how many Galleons you can save!