Friday, March 8, 2013

Magic Wand Craft

This was a very messy, but fun project to take on.  I needed to make some magic wands for a scavenger hunt. I started off by using some wooden dowels.  The thinner ones shown in the pictures are actually the sticks from some puppets I bought for the library.  I didn't want the sticks in the puppets so I saved them.  Turns out they make great magic wands!.  
What you will need:
  • wooden dowels (any size you prefer)
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (various colors)
  • Paint brushes
  • something to stand the wands in during drying time (I used to-go drink trays)
  • Paper plates or paper to catch excess glitter

Using a hot glue gun drizzle hot glue all over the wooden dowel leaving a spot for the handle. Spin the dowel a bit to allow the glue to cool.

Once all of your dowels are covered in glue and cooled set up a work space with Mod Podge, glitter, and brushes.

Brush Mod Podge all over the dowel.  Lay it on thick so the glitter will stick in all the nook and crannies. 
(Mikayla is now a professional wand maker)

We used some to-go drink trays with holes punched in them to stand the wands up to dry. Once they've dried a bit go back with the Mod Podge and glitter and fill in any spots missing.  Let the second coat dry.  Once all the wands are dry give them one last coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter in.
Here is the finished product!  I used a matte finish Mod Podge, but the wands are still super glittery.  

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