Make a DIY Harry Potter Magic Wand

Today we are making a DIY Harry Potter Magic Wand. I mean, who doesn’t want to make Harry’s wand?

We have made hundreds of Harry Potter crafts and this is one of our very favorite! One of the coolest things about the magical world of Harry Potter has to be the wands that are special to each character.

Harry Potter wands on a marble counter. From left to right, a black wand with silver swirls, the grey Elder Wand with a gold strip, a brown wand with a red handle, and a brown wand with gold balls at the end.
Choose which DIY Harry Potter wand you want to make!

While the wand may choose the wizard, sometimes its better to make your own Harry Potter wand. This is a perfect Harry Potter craft for your very own Harry Potter party, or just as a little fun project for your kids!

How to Make a Harry Potter Magic Wand

The best thing about these personalized wands is that we have a Harry Potter spells printable that can be used to create a spell book for kids to use their new wand with!

Using your completed Harry Potter wand craft, kids can be just like Harry Potter and practice new spells! Kids can pretend to be part of Harry Potter’s world and cast their own spells with these homemade Harry Potter wands.

Supplies to Make Magic Wand

Harry Potter wand making process collage. Supplies, wands, hot gluing the chopsticks, and painted wands.
Here are the supplies and steps to creating your own DIY Harry Potter wand.

Steps to Make a Personalized Harry Potter Wand

Step 1 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

Come up with a plan for your wand!

It’s always fun to make up your own idea, or you can even try to make wands from the actual Harry Potter movies.

I did that with one of mine:

Harry Potter Elder Wand on a white marble counter. Grey wand with bumps and a gold mark towards the bottom half.
It might not look exactly like the Elder Wand, but I tried to get it as close as possible!
Step 2 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

After you have figured out what you want your wand to look like, it’s time to bring out the hot glue gun.

This is probably the most tedious part of the craft, especially if you are trying to make little knots in the wand like I did for the Elder Wand. These knots are created out of the glue.

Making Wand Knots and Bumps

If you want to do this, it will take a lot of spinning the wand and several additions of glue. However, you can do pretty much anything you want with the design; whether it be swirls, texture, or wand handles.

Step 3 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

After your glue has dried, and your wand is the desired shape, now you can paint it however you like!

Don’t forget to decide what type of wood it’s made out of and what core it has!

Playing with Finished Harry Potter Wand Craft

With their new Harry Potter wands, your kiddos can cast spells along with the movies, try out some of the Harry Potter activities at Hogwarts is Home, or even take a virtual tour of Harry Potter History of Magic.

It’s especially fun to pull these out at a party and have a little duel with your friends.

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DIY Harry Potter Wand

DIY Harry Potter Wand

There are hundreds of Harry Potter crafts out there, and making them is only part of the fun! One of the coolest things about the magical world of Harry Potter has to be the wands that are special to each character.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Paint of your choice (I used silver, black, white, brown, gold, and red)
  • Wooden Chopsticks
  • Paint brushes

Instructions

  1. First, you should come up with a plan for your wand! It’s always fun to make up your own idea, or you can even try to make wands from the actual Harry Potter movies. I did that with one of mine:
  2. After you have figured out what you want your wand to look like, it’s time to bring out the hot glue gun. This is probably the most tedious part of the craft, especially if you are trying to make little knots in the wand like I did for the Elder Wand.
  3. If you want to do this, it will take a lot of spinning the wand and several additions of glue. However, you can do pretty much anything you want with the design; whether it be swirls, texture, or wand handles.
  4. After your glue has dried, and your wand is the desired shape, now you can paint it however you like! Don’t forget to decide what type of wood it’s made out of and what core it has!

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