how to make a magic wand

Make a Magical Wand

Around 22 years ago the boy who lived was born! So, for all you muggles in the house i’ll show you how to make your own Harry Potter style wand in a few simple steps. Pop your robes on, swish and flick and you will be looking like you’re straight out of a Harry Potter film set!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a wooden chopstick
  • String / twine
  • hot glue gun
  • acrylic paints
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Gloves
These were five pounds from
apply several coats of glue, waiting for each to dry

Heat the glue gun but not to hot so the glue is more sticky than runny. Hold the chopstick on the thinner side and spin a bit while applying glue around the stick. Add more layers near the end of the chopstick and less in the middle.

Once you have a few layers or glue around the handle and you’re happy with the way it looks, let the glue fully set and cool down.
Don’t worry at the look, with a wee bit acrylic paint and hemp string your wand will appear… as if by magic!

When the glue is fully set and cool to touch, paint over the whole wand with acrylic paints.

Greyfriars Art Shop

Great supplies for the wand maker & helpful staff


This is a messy fun creative part, be sure to wear gloves and get stuck in with the colours of your choice, for this one i’ve chosen earthy colours.

Almost done, now add a special quartz charge?

With the hemp twine and glue gun I wrapped and attached the stone quartz charging element to the wand for maximum performance!

magic wand crystals

If you would like a wand like this then teleport to me at Lackdhu – Candlemaker Row. Edinburgh

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial. Remember the wands are just for fun and in no way endorsed by my fellow patron J K Rowling, who also visited one of my favourite cafes in Edinburgh The Elephant Hoose. I regularly visited the cafe when studying at Napier University 1994 – 1997 ish and still do to this day. Great views out the windows that angle around the back of the building giving a panoramic view of Greyfriars Graveyard, Candlemaker Row and Edinburgh Castle.

Coming soon

Think I’ll go find me a Harry Potter Tour!

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