This week is the final week before February vacation at the girls's school. This means one thing. Winter Carnival.
The students spend every day of the week dressing up in a daily theme and competing in various games in the afternoon. The final day is the "class walls" where each class, freshman through senior, plans a theme and decorates part of the gym with their secret theme.
The senior class chose Harry Potter as they grew up with the Harry Potter franchise and the final movie is coming out when they graduate. So, on Friday the seniors are dressing up accordingly and they needed some props. So, I volunteered to make some magical wands. I found a project online that I modified, ever so slightly.
11x14 size piece of paper
double stick tape
acrylic paint, brown, black and cherry brown
hot glue gun with a spare stick of glue
gold Rub & buff
matte medium (or mod podge)
Continue rolling it and glue the tail end, adding more glue as needed. Burnish the tube, by rubbing your hand up and down the paper, so that it secures the adhesive.
Set it aside to dry for at least an hour. I left it overnight. I sanded them a little bit, just to smooth parts out. You could easily eliminate this step.
Here, Allie took it for a test drive....
And, here it is in action! Expecto Patronum!