Friday 28 October 2016

Wizard Wands (alternative to glue gun)

If you liked the look of the last craft but haven't got a glue gun then this is for you. A glue gun free wizard wand! So here we go!

Completed wand

You will need

- A chopstick (try your local take away, prices vary from 50p to £1 for a pair)

- Two pegs
- PVA glue (£1.00 for a large bottle @ Poundland)
- String (50p for a ball)
- Scissors
- Your choice of coloured paint (£1.00 @ The Works)
- Paint brush
- Plate/bowl/palette for your paint

Equipment listed

Important!! Remember to protect your surfaces!!

First, cut a piece for string long enough to wrap around the chopstick and put some of the PVA glue on the plate.

PVA glue on a paper plate along with a piece of string

Wrap the string around the chopstick and use the pegs to hold it in place at each end. 

A peg holding on a piece of string to the chopstick

Using the brush cover the string and the areas near to it in PVA  glue.

The string twisted around the chopstick and covered in PVA glue

Leave to stand on the pegs to dry.

Pegs holding up the chopstick to dry

Pegs holding the chopstick up to dry

Once dry remove the pegs and glue the ends if needed. Remember to keep the freshly glued parts face up so they don't stick to your surface or table cover.  Leave to dry.

Next, put a small amount of your chosen paint on to the plate and paint the chopstick and string. 

Paint on a paper plate with a paint briush
Chopstick being painted

 Painted chopstick

Leave one end unpainted and use the peg to keep it upright. 

Peg holding the chopstick up to dry

When the paint is dry remove the peg and paint the other end. Peg the opposite end to dry.

The completed chopstick which now looks like a wand!

The completed chopstick that now looks like a wand

The completed chopstick that looks like a wand

The completed chopstick that now looks like a wand

Leave to dry and you're done!


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