How to create Harry Potter wands for your next party

Make Harry Potter wands for your next party and have a stupifyingly good time! It’s perfect fun to go along with your Harry Potter scavenger hunt (click to see how easy it is to make one with Riddle Me). Then have participants duel it out in the back yard and see who is king of the incantation!

Step 1: Gather your materials, chopsticks, beads, hot glue, and paint.
Step 2: Apply hot glue to the chopstick
Step 3: Apply beads to the glue (color doesn’t matter)
Step 4: Shape the wand

Take advantage of how runny the glue is while it’s hot to make neat handles

You can roll almost cold glue between your hands to shape it more

Step 5: Roll beads on

For extra effect, add mini beads while the glue is hot and press them slightly into the glue.

Step 6: Let wands cool
Step 7: Paint your wands

Using different shades of paint, paint your new Harry Potter wands. You can just buy a couple colors like white and brown and mix them slightly to get different shades.

Step 8: Let dry
Step 9: Identify your wand (optional)

For a list of woods and cores for Harry Potter wands, check out this great page which lists them along with fun explanations of what each means:


With your new Harry Potter wands, head to your dueling space and let the spells fly. Remember, swish and flick!

Incantation Resulting Effect
Accio Summons an object
Alohomora Opens locked objects
Aparecium Reveals invisible ink
Avada Kadavra Murders opponent (Unforgivable)
Avifors Turns small objects into birds.
Avis Launches birds from your wand
Crucio Tortures opponent (Unforgivable)
Confundus Used to confuse opponent
Conjunctivitis Damages opponents eyesight
Deletrius Counters “Prior Incatato”
Densaugeo Enlarges Teeth
Diffindo Splits seams
Dissendium Opens “One eyed witch” hump
Engorgio Enlarges and item
Ennervate Counters Stupefy
Expecto Patronum Creates a Patronus
Expelliarmus Disarms your opponent
Ferula Creates bandages
Fidelius Hides a secret within someone
Finite Incantatum Stops any current spells
Flipendo Knocks an object backwards
Furnunculus Produces boils on opponent
Homorphus Lockhart’s Werewolf “cure”
Immobulus Renders target immobile.
Impedimenta Slows an advancing object
Imperio Controls a person (Unforgivable)
Impervius Makes an object repel water
Incendio Starts a fire
Legilimens Allows the caster to delve into the mind of the victim
Locomotor Mortis Locks opponents legs
Lumos Creates light at wand tip
Mobiliarbus Moves objects with wand
Mobilicorpus Moves unconscious bodies
Morsmorde Conjures the Dark Mark
Nox Counter to Lumos
Obliviate Erases memories
Orchideous Conjures a bunch of flowers
Petrificus Totalus Body – Bind
Point Me Wand acts like a compass
Priori Incantatum Result when brother wands duel
Prior Incantato Reveals a wands last spell / cast
Protego Cause spells to reflect back to the sender.
Quietus Counter spell for Sonorus
Reducio Returns items to original size. Counters Engorgio
Reducto Blasts solid objects aside
Relashio Releases user from binding
Repairo Repairs Things
Rictusempra Tickles opponent
Riddikulus Use this spell and laugh to defeat a boggart
Scruge Destroys ectoplasm (remains of ghosts)
Serpensortia Produces Snake
Sonorus Amplifies voice
Stupefy Knocks out opponent
Tarantallegra Forces opponent to dance
Waddiwasi Unsticks an object
Wingardium Leviosa Makes on object fly

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