How to Make a "Wizard of Oz" Magic Wand Prop

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Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape

  • Wooden dowel

  • Aluminum foil

  • Glue stick

  • Cardboard

  • Utility knife

  • Super glue

  • Rhinestones

Glinda's wand has a silver star on the end of it.

Glinda, the good witch of the North in "The Wizard of Oz," would be nothing without her magic wand to help her perform her magic. Although many magic wands are short like the Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella," Glinda's wand was floor length in the movie. To create a more accurate version of Glinda's wand, be sure to make it long enough for the person who will be using it instead of modelling it after the short children's wands available in most toy stores.


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Step 1

Use a measuring tape to measure the height from the floor to the shoulder of the person who will be using the wand. Purchase a wooden dowel approximately the same length as the shoulder height.

Step 2

Wrap the wooden dowel with aluminum foil. Place a strip of glue along the edge of the aluminum foil with a glue stick to prevent the foil from unraveling during use.


Step 3

Cut a cardboard five-point star shape measuring approximately six inches in diameter using a utility knife. Wrap the cardboard star with aluminum foil. Glue the aluminum foil in place using a glue stick.

Step 4

Place a bead of super glue on the back of a small round rhinestone. Attach the rhinestone to the star. Repeat until the entire face and back of the star are covered in rhinestones. Allow to dry.


Step 5

Place a bead of super glue on the top of the wooden dowel and another bead of glue on one of the star's five indentations. Attach the star to the wooden dowel so the two beads of glue join together. Hold firmly in place for about 30 seconds to allow a bond to form.

Step 6

Place the wand in a place where it can dry overnight for a secure bond to form.


If the star does not hold securely to the dowel after gluing, continue to hold for an additional 30 seconds to allow a stronger bond to form.

Paint the ends of the dowel with a metallic silver fingernail polish for a more finished look.


Super glue can bond to skin in seconds. Be careful when using super glue, and remove any glue from your skin with fingernail polish remover that contains acetone.


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