Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Superman Card & Ollivander Wand
Just a quick birthday card using the Cricut superman cartridge and some dcwv paper. Happy Sixth Birthday Brock!
Okay, this is the final Harry Potter type post I think. Just sharing the wand that I made Jaryd. I printed a wand care sheet and a letter that appeared to come from Mr. Ollivander himself. Stating how he made a wand just for Jaryd and what type of secret ingredients it was constructed from. It was a pretty clever letter if I do say so myself!
To make the wand I snipped the end off a bamboo knitting needle and painted with blue metallic paint. I know they are usually just wood sticks, but I was having fun! Added a couple silver wolf prints so it would have a wolf patronus. And a bolt of silver lightning because J seems fasinated by lightning and HP has a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. So I just put it on his wand. Add a blue bead at the end for a bit of pizazz.
Hope this gives Harry Potter fans out there with kiddos some ideas. And if you DO choose to use a knitting needle, please nip off the tips and sand them to make them blunt on the end. To quote one of my favorite xmas movies "You'll poke your eye out!"