Making a wand is another way to celebrate the wonderful Wizarding World. In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stong, the character Ollivander tells Harry, “Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember…I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter… After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.” (Rowling, 1998).
Tips on Making a Wand
Making a wand is your personal creative choice. There is no right or wrong way.
- Wooden dowels, chopsticks, or pencils
- Hot glue gun (depending on your design you may need more than one glue stick)
- Paint in the color of your choice
- Embellishments (optional)
- String (optional)
- Start on a clean surface.
- Drip the hot glue around the top of the wooden dowel to make your desired wand grip. At this point, you can different beads, string, or other embellishments to make a unique wand handle.
- Allow to completely dry.
- Paint in the color and design of your choice. Use your imagination. Write down all the details of your wand. What does the color mean? What is in the inner core of the wand?
- Allow to completely dry again.
- Enjoy your wand creation.
Rowling, J. K., author. (1998). Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books,