The very first thing Harry purchases after finding out he’s a wizard is his wand. It’s the single most essential tool a witch or wizard owns. Sometimes, however, you’re not always able to apparate over to Ollivander’s to get one. So here’s a tutorial on how to make your own Harry Potter wizard wand to tide you over until your next trip to Diagon Alley.


You’ll Need:

  • Chopsticks (good for kids wands) OR
  • Dowel rods (cut to desired length – perfect for teens/adults)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Using your hot glue gun, rotate the chopstick/dowel rod in your fingers to add glue to all sides. Add more glue at the end of the chopstick/dowel rod for your handle. Taper the glue out to the pointed end, about ¾ the length of the chopstick/dowel rod
  2. Allow glue to dry thoroughly
  3. Apply paint, making sure to get into the nook and crannies left by the glue
  4. Allow paint to dry thoroughly
  5. Give it a swish and a flick and remember…

This is a great DIY craft for both kids and adults. The adult (or an older child under adult supervision) could do steps 1 & 2 and kids of all ages could complete steps 3-5 with ease.


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