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W is for Wizard Wand

Materials Needed:
8 1/2 x 11 plain white paper
hot glue gun and LOTS of glue sticks
sponge paint brush
paint (brown, red, green, black, silver and/or gold)
Begin by rolling paper into a narrow funnel. You want one end to be just a bit wider than the other.

Stick the tip of the glue gun into the narrow end of the wand first. You are going to fill the entire tube with glue. Don't miss any sections. Squirt glue into the wand until you can see it about 3/4 of the way full through the entire tube. Allow to cool for a moment. Fill the remainder of the way, through the wider end and allow to cool completely. Tube should be entirely full. When cooled it will be solid and near unbreakable. Each wand will take approx. 3-4 hot glue sticks. Squeeze a small bead of glue on the top or narrow end of the wand. This will give the wand a nice rounded finish on top.

Once the wand is completely cool, use a sponge brush to lightly brush your base paint layer. We used brown. For a darker look you can also use black  .

For your second coat skim a layer of maroon or green (or whatever color you choose) over the top of the brown. The paint dries very quickly.

When it is completely dry, use the hot glue gun to carefully draw designs on your wand with the glue. We did vines with flowers, "knots" like wood, spirals, snakes, anything! Get creative!

Hold the wand vertically and squirt a bit of hot glue on the top and let it drizzle messily around the tip. Then hold it upside down and do the same just a bit thicker so it runs down like wax on a candle.


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