Step 1: Roll Paper
Put glue on the majority of the sheet of paper, and start rolling it up from one corner. Make it as tight as possible. Trim the ends if need be.
Step 2: Fill Ends
Fill each end with hot glue, trying to get it as far into the wand as possible. Leave to dry, making sure that the glue doesn't run and stick to surrounding objects.
Step 3: Design!
The fun part - go crazy! Use the glue to put details on the wand. It can be as simple or as detailed as you want.
If you want to add more detail and texture, use items like beads or feathers, and stick them into the glue.
Step 4: Paint!
Again, go crazy! Keep it simple and traditional with browns and golds, or make a truly unique wand by using any colour of the rainbow. It's really up to you how you want to design it.
Finish off by adding a clear top coat to seal in the design, especially on the glue. I recommend a spray varnish, but any clear acrylic paint would work - scour your local craft store for something suitable.
Bonus - Step 5: Wand Box
If you want to go one step better, make a wand box!
For this you will need:
The boxes I've made are 1cm longer than the wand, 3cm wide, and 3cm deep. For the lid, it is only 2cm deep, and ever so slightly wider than base. Stick the Ollivander label on top, and the number on the side.
Cut a strip of ribbon twice the length of the box. Attach to the wand the tag with the wand's wood type, length, core and rigidity.
And there you have it! Enjoy your own Harry Potter wand. This is perfect for Potter-themes parties and for kids. Make a whole batch and share them with your friends!
Let me know if you make a wand via this method.
See you soon!