Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dad Can Do has crafts just perfect for the witch or wizard in your life. On the top bar you'll find "making." Click on that, & it takes you to their craft section. Look to your left, & you shall see "Wizarding Certificates," "Moody's Mad Eye," & even this:

Photo :: Property of HH

Here are the directions for, & the beginnings of our "Wizard's Wands"!!! We've yet to paint them, but we have to say that so far the craft is fun, easy, & going exactly as they say it should. This will take you directly to the wand craft.

For each wand you need: 8.5 x 11 parchment (we used Muggle computer parchment), a low-temp glue gun, regular glue, double-sided tape, scissors, primer, & paints.

We veered a little off their directions at one point. When you snip the ends, fill your wand with stuffing. We used the generic stuffing you can find at any craft or sewing shop. Using skewers, we packed the stuffing quite tightly into the wands. That allowed us to use less glue at the ends, & gave the wand a little heft. As we added this on our own, it obviously is not necessary to make the wands.

When we've completed ours, I shall post photos. Once you've made yours, please leave a link to your photo in our comment section - we'd love to see your creations. Don't forget: It's levi-OH-sa, not levi-oh-SA.


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