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Harry Potter Wand Tutorial by Dragonomine Harry Potter Wand Tutorial by Dragonomine
This is the easiest tutorial I've ever seen. Seriously, anyone with paper, paint, tape and a glue gun can do it. I got the tutorial on youtube but it seems like she's taken it down. Bummer. Okay well, no problem. Here's what you do. You will need:

regular printer paper or if you want your wand longer, construction paper. You're gonna roll it into a cone shape. Larger at the top, smaller at the bottom at the width you prefer and then tape it so it's stays in place. Snip the ends so they're even. Now cut strips of newspaper and stuff it inside your cone/wand. Get it nice and tight so it gets hard and won't bend. Fill it with newspaper to nearly the top and get your glue gun. Fill up the top so it's end is nice and smooth and rounded. Then you'll take the glue gun again and create any pattern you'd like on the outside of the wand. Then ho hum.. either hold it forever til it dries or find a place to prop it up without messing up the glue pattern.

When that's done paint it with acrylic. Voila! There's your wand! I'd love to see yours if you make one!
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ScorpionQueen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thank you's so nice and grand kids will love them :D
Badjuju86 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me alot of this tutorial:…
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loveless-Yokai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Can normal glue be used as I dont have a glue gun -_-
abc-human Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... I made one. :)
hophopfire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks i will use this at my sleepover! thx for the tips and all the hard work that you did for the example image! good job keep up the good work with all your wonderful creations!
ldlukefire Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Here is a question.
How do you roll up the point?
Ive tried but i cant do it.
help please i really want to make one!
StillBurning Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Here i've made a ton of these I hope I can help. You dont roll up the tip you put a dab of hot glue in the opening to round the tip.
ldlukefire Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I have been harry potter 3 years in a row now...

this would be EPIC for it.
ldlukefire Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Aero-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Wow! That's a great idea... I love it! I wonder if I have any tape or a glue gun...

Did you use printer or construction paper for these?
athenadaughters Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
thanks for telling us. i had tried the 'paper wand' before but never stuffed with news paper...
snowyblackrose Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011   General Artist
thanks for the putting this up:D
jkthedragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Working on my own set right now. Never though of doing the flame-style though- will definitely play with that next! These are addictive, haha!
LallaBelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This is a totally brill idea.

It's definitely one of the easier tutorials I've come across for wands... which is great since my two young nieces' christmas presents involve 'magical' capes and pouches... and I was looking at buying them 'fairy' wands, but now I think I'm gonna give this a go!

I've already attempted a test one, just out of paper anyway and I was wondering if you might have any suggestions as to what I could use if I wanted to make it a little bit more weighty so that it feels a bit better in your hand? Or does adding any glue decorations give enough weight?
I only ask since the finished wands would be going to a 6yo and 3yo; and it's prolly a safe bet they'd go around waving them around like crazy.
danhplover Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
hey! where'd you got the tutorial?
Dragonomine Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I've got such a response that I'm making some more of these to sell. I'll be putting them on etsy when they're done. $5 per wand, $7.50 to add a draw string fleece pouch. I'll add the link here when I have them up!
hermionechick8 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am going to HAVE to try this.
Putting together a birthday/hpdhp2 midnight premire party and we have 22 guests already confirmed. We were just going to get a bunch of sticks and paint them but I /love/ how these look. I'm going to have to try and see if we can't mass produce these instead.
dasweets1994 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aah! this is genius! i've been dieing to make my own wand for a really long time! i really like all of your designs, they're pretty spiffy =D
Senrigan-Taki Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I would never have guessed that to be paper and glue! Excellent job!
PnJLover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
OMG THIS IS SO HELPFUUUL!!! and they look so amazing!!!!
Dragonomine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you so much!
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