First you will need...
- Tape Measure/Ruler
- Box Cutter
- Black Paint
- Clear Coat
Why Did I Choose This Character?
I chose to make Ginny Weasley's wand because she has always been my favorite character, and I like the style of her wand. Her wand's color is black. her wand's design is the top has a twist, and the middle is kind of like a scaly texture. The bottom is smooth and flat. You can get more information about Ginny and her wand at www.pottermore.com
The Wands I Wanted To Choose From...
The first wand that came into my mind was Harry Potter's wand.
The second wand that popped into my mind was Hermione Granger's wand.
The last wand that I thought of was Ginny Weasley's wand.
I think the choosing was the hardest part. But eventually, I chose Ginny Weasley's wand.
Finding A Stick!!
You need to find two fourteen and a quarter sized sticks.
Taking Off The Bark!!
The knife I used to take the bark off was a box cutter. At first, I had on gloves, but I took them off when I got used to the knife. At first, it is good to use gloves in case you cut yourself it won't hurt you as bad. When cutting, you have to start by getting what you want to cut at an angle, then straighten it out.
Smoothing the Wood...
I started to make the wood smoother by rubbing the knife up and down the bark.
The tip, or the place that the tip will be, is smoother than the handle part. This is because I smoothed it, and not the handle area.
Making the "Knots" At the Top...
When making the knots, you have to use the back and forth technique. When doing this, you have to go back and forth with the piece you are cutting off. This allows it to make a ridge in the stick.
I made another knot, now I have two.
I made the spiral type thing in the middle. I had to take a saw and go around the stick. I drew where I wanted the cut to be. I also drew a line where I wanted it to stop.
I have started sanding. my stick used to be rough and jagged. Now it is really smooth.
I stained my stick a cherry color. It was supposed to be black, but the cherry looks way better.