homemade magic wand

Make a homemade magic wand, for a costume or pretend play, in 5 minutes, using materials you have around the house.

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Oh, how the small things in life excite me!  This homemade magic wand is proof of that.  I’m working on a little activity for the hooligans, which I will share with you in the days to come, and I came up with this dandy, little idea this morning.  After gathering a few simple supplies, PRESTO!  I had my magic wand made in about 5 minutes.

What you’ll need to make your magic wand:

supplies for homemade magic wand

  • plastic drinking straw
  • electrical tape
  • white tape ( I used hockey tape)
  • scissors

What you’ll do:

Simply cut a length of black electrical tape equal to or a little shorter than your straw.  Working longways, press the tape around the straw.  If your tape isn’t wide enough to reach all the way around the straw,  cut another strip to cover up the rest of the straw.

Trim at each end if you need to clean up the edges.

Cut a short length of your white tape, and wrap 2 or 3 times around the top end of the straw, again trimming to clean up the edge if necessary.

Abracadabra, Alakazam!

homemade magic wand on bench

You have yourself a kickin’, little magic wand that’s perfect for a Hallowe’en costume or pretend play!

Now, go turn someone into a toad. :)

And stay tuned…  There’s more magic in store!

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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