DIY Phoenix Feather Wand October 31, 2016
We’re just a bit geeky over here and we’re especially fond of Harry Potter. My middle daughter wanted to be Hermione Granger for Halloween this year. We already had the robe and hat in the costume box, but she really needed a proper wand. What’s a witch without her wand?
We had a few magic wands hanging around, but she wanted something special and she whittled this wand herself using a butter knife on a stick from our yard. She absolutely loved it, but left it on the floor downstairs one night. I accidentally stepped on it and broke it in half. (In my defense, I was carrying a HUGE load of laundry and never saw it.)
I fessed up as soon as she woke up the next day and my dear, sweet child wasn’t angry at her mother. She decided that what her wand really needed was a special, magical core, just like a real wand and we settled on a Phoenix feather for her wand core.
Where does one get a Phoenix feather in this day and age? Why from our Easter Egger hen, Phoenix:
Of course, Hermione’s wand uses a dragon heart-string, but we weren’t able to find any dragons in time. Still, chickens are related to dinosaurs, so that’s close, right?
If you have a phoenix breed chicken, that would work, too. Or you can use something for your own unique core. For our wand, we were lucky! Chickens lose a lot of feathers this time of year, so Phoenix didn’t even miss it.
DIY Phoenix Feather Wand
I carefully drilled holes in either side of the wand:
Added our Phoenix feather:
Used my magic glue:
Abracadabra! A real (real?) Phoenix feather wand!