Being Harry Potter fans, my kids wanted to have some wands of their own to play with.
There are some fantastic instructables for Harry Potter inspired wands on this site – some that light up and others that are intricately carved out of wood. But given my propensity for accidents using sharp knives, I thought wood carving was out of the question – I wanted to keep my fingers intact! Also, the kids requested a number of different wands in various styles. So, air-dry modeling clay seemed to be a good choice – it’s pretty inexpensive, easy to use and shape.
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