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How to Make a Magic Wand: Bringing Back Real Magic Into Your Life!

Updated on September 11, 2013

How to Craft a Wooden Magic Wand: Abracadabra Power in 5 Simple Steps

Did you ever wish you had a Magical Wand? You've come to the right place as I will show you exactly how to make a magic wand and also teach you how to use it!

We could all use some magic power every now and then, donât we? When it comes to magic our young children are our best teachers! Kids are great wizards! They have the awesome capability of believing that everything is possible. They can do it all. Abracadabra and whatever they want in their imagination is already there! I remember when I was a kid I did this all the time! I talked to (imaginary?) Fairies, Gnomes, Angels, Wizards, etc. and I had magical coins, stones, shells, and many more other stuff that helped me!

Unfortunately the older we grow, the more we lose the connection with our inner wizard. Isn't that a shame! Well, I have good news. We might have lost it, but that doesn't mean we canât find it again! If you have children, especially young children, you can do this together. For the first step into reconnecting with your magical skills you need attributes. Real simple stuff that will help you to clear the blocks of creating whatever you want.

The most important attribute every wizard needs is a Magic Wand.

I will guide you step by step how to make a Magic Wand for yourself and/or your kid(s). It is really easy. Children love to make them. They are the best artists when it comes to creating magic stuff. Making Magic Wands is totally innocent. There is no black magic or evil involved. Iâll only use harmless stuff that everyone, young and old, can practice. No matter what your religion, background, age, budget, etc. is.

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Get Inspired by a Magical Story

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom
A childrens book written by Julia Donaldson, available as hardcover, paperback and audiobook CD. A great fairy tale about a witch that is flying on her broom with her cat when she looses her magical things after dropping it from the sky. A fun and happy ending story for little kids!

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Step 1: The search for the right (wooden) stick

Step 1, the right stick for your wooden magic wand
Step 1, the right stick for your wooden magic wand

I'm going to teach you how to create a Wooden Magic Wand. The first "ingredient" for that is obvious: you need a wooden stick! Not "just a stick", but a very special one. A stick you feel good with: you must feel a positive connection. Perhaps because of the beauty, the shape, or "just because" you feel drawn to it.

The best place to find such a stick is obviously a nice forest or a big and beautiful park. It must be a quiet place, where there are no distractions or so. Choosing the right stick for you is very important. You can only do this without too much noise around.

I went to a beautiful forest close to my home. It is a quite big place and very quiet too. I love being there! It is like meditation to me. So you should find such a place yourself. Take your kid(s) with you to go on this so important trip to find the basic ingredient for what later on will become your very own personal Magic Wand.

If you go together with your kid(s) don't tell them what stick they should search for. Only instruct them it should be big enough to decorate later on. So no thin sticks or so, and the larger the stick, the better it is. Then let them search without interfering. Meanwhile search your own stick too! You're on this trip together!

When I was searching for mine a few days ago I found it while riding on my scooter I'm disabled so walking is no option for me. In a magic way I was drawn to MY stick! Actually, there were two sticks lying next to each other. I couldn't decide which one to pick, so I picked both of them. You're never limited to only one stick. Feel free to take home more, you can always use them later on for other (magic) goals.


Never pull a stick from a living tree! Always pick one that is already on the ground!

Great Video Demonstration

Watch how this 14 years old girl makes her own Magic Wand!

Step 2: Your Magic Shopping List Using the 5 Elements of Mother Nature - Add Magical Power with Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void

Your Magic Shopping List Using the 5 Elements
Your Magic Shopping List Using the 5 Elements

When you and your kid(s) have brought home beautiful wooden sticks it's time to load it with magical power. The best way to do this is decorate it, using the 5 elements of mother nature which are: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void. If you think this is difficult you're wrong and it's cheap too! Most stuff I recommend is even better because it's free and available everywhere! Use your own imagination too please! All the stuff below is meant as a suggestion, but please feel free to add your own ideas!

Use a glue pistol, wire, ropes, wool, etc. to stick the elements to your Magic Wand. Your children will also love this. It is big fun for you and your kid(s)! The results will surprise you too! Be creative! Spice up the stick with magic and see everyone's unique result: not one will be the same and that is exactly what it's supposed to be like! A Magic Wand is personal!

Continue the decorating process until everyone feels good about it!

Earth Element
Earth Element

The wooden stick(s) you've just found already represent the element Earth but it's better to add some more to it to make the Magic work later on!


  • A Bag of Soil
  • The color Brown
  • Small coins
  • Acorns
  • Chestnuts
  • Beechnuts
  • Small Pine Cones
  • (Gem)Stones
  • Pictures of animals that represent the Earth (all animals that walk on the Earth)


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Gemstones For Adding Element Earth to Your Magic Wand

Hypnotic Gems Colorful Natural and Dyed Tumbled Stone Mix - 75 Pcs - Small Size - 0.75" to 1.25" - Average 1"
Hypnotic Gems Colorful Natural and Dyed Tumbled Stone Mix - 75 Pcs - Small Size - 0.75" to 1.25" - Average 1"
I personally love using Gemstones when I create magic wands. Buying them in a normal store costs a fortune, but not at Amazon. You get a mix of 75 beautiful stones for a real cheap price. Customer Review on "Amazing, wonderful, divine, seller I've ever purchased from on Amazon. I cannot express how great I feel about these stones that I received! They're beautiful!"
Element Water: A photo of the Sea :)
Element Water: A photo of the Sea :)

Element Water

  • (Sea) Shells
  • The colors Blue and/or White
  • Glass Beads
  • (Rock) Crystal
  • Small bottle of Water
  • Pictures of animals that represent Water (all animals that can swim)


Do You Need Rock Crystals?

ONE Pound Small Quartz Rock Crystal Points Healing Stones
ONE Pound Small Quartz Rock Crystal Points Healing Stones
Rock Crystals make perfect ingredients for the element water! The ones above are offered at Amazon and are perfect for your Magical Wand. Simply stick them with glue or put them on a ribbon and hang them to it. Great price, you get 1 pound of lovely small rock Crystals!
Element Fire: Matches!
Element Fire: Matches!

Element Fire

  • A small Flint
  • The color red
  • A Match (Adults only!)
  • harcoal (you can draw with them on your stick or hang small pieces on your stick)
  • Pictures of fire
  • lightning
  • flames
  • dragons
  • etc.
  • Small (cake) candles


Paint for Kids!

Crayola Washable Kids Paint Set, 10 Count
Crayola Washable Kids Paint Set, 10 Count
Not only for kids of course, the adults can play along as well. Washable and usable for multiple craft works!
Element Wind: Feathers!
Element Wind: Feathers!

Element Wind

  • Feather(s)
  • Bells
  • All objects with a scent (you must like the scent!)
  • Small Ribbons
  • Fragrant Herbs
  • Essential Oil(s)
  • Pictures of animals that represent Wind (all animals that can fly)
  • Pictures of Wind and/or storms


Element Void could be represented by Buddha or other religious symbols!
Element Void could be represented by Buddha or other religious symbols!

Element Void

I can't give you a list for Void, because the Void element is personal. It is adding a piece of yourself to your stick. A piece of your soul, your energy. The fact that you make your own Magic Wand is Void. But it also means adding a personal touch, something you really like, something that touches your heart and soul. What moves you? What thrills you?


  • All things that touch you
  • All things you like
  • Spiritual things
  • Religious pictures
  • a Cross
  • a God and/or Goddess
  • Statues or pictures of Angels


Wanna Play? Cool!
Wanna Play? Cool!

Step 3: How to Use Your Magic Wand In The Right State of Mind.

Be Playful, Joyful, Open Minded and In The Moment!

Now your Stick has turned into a Magic Wand it is almost time to start using it. We all have wishes in our life we want to see fulfilled! And this is possible. Believe me: Magic does exist, but only if you believe in it! For kids this is no problem, but for adults it might be a little bit more difficult.

Kids are the best teachers when it comes to fulfilling wishes using their own "magic powers"! This is because children don't use their common sens like we do. Children live 100% in the moment. They don't worry too much about daily things in life like adults. I really admire kids for that!

Children also master the art of fantasy!

Using your imagination is a really important tool when it comes to making wishes and visualizing them coming true. Another thing kids are so good at is playing in a joyful way; they open their hearts and become the game they are playing. When they play they are a cowboy they really are one! They are not making up something, it is real for them! Most adults forgot how to play for real!

Playing Time!

So before we start using our Magical Wand it is good to play with your children. Think of a great game, like you are the magic King or Queen and they are Princes and Princesses or Fairies, or Wizards, or whatever magical figure you can think of. Let your kids direct you, you'll be surprised how good they are at that. Stop thinking it isn't real. Become a kid yourself again for a set time. Be full of joy and give your brains a break! Go with the flow and enjoy the game you play together.

If you don't have kids maybe there are some kids in the neighborhood to play with. Or a nice niece or nephew. If all that impossible you can play alone or with your partner. Clap your hands, step your feet, sing funny songs, imagine you're whatever fantasy figure you want to be. You can be it! Want to be an Angel? Act like one! Dress up, put on make up like children would do that. Watch Sesame Street for great childrens play examples!

Remember your own childhood: what fantasy games did you like to play? Bring back those feelings and emotions and stop thinking you act like an idiot. To others it may seem like you do, but you aren't an idiot: You are preparing to make your wishes come true. You need the right state of mind to do so! So don't worry about what the rest of the world might think, it's their problem, not yours! Cherish your inner child, unlock the doors, and welcome it back into your life!

Step 4: Spells of Magic: Make All Your Wishes Come True! - Magic Spells For Beginners (Adults) and Experienced Wizards (Kids)

Make sure you're in the right state of mind.

-Feel Joyful

-Live in the Moment

-Believe in Magic

-Don't Think: Act from from your heart instead

If you notice doubts or whatever your brain comes up with that stand in the way go play again. This is really important otherwise any attempt to make your magic work will fail!

Now sit with your children on the kitchen table or so and let everyone write down one simple wish. Don't start of with wishes that are impossible to your opinion. Start with baby steps. The real advanced Magic is not an option now. Make sure your wish comes from your heart. It must be something your really want! Write them down in the present time as if the wish has already come true!

Examples for simple wishes are:

-"I feel energised all day"

-"I feel good about everything I do"

-"I write great articles"

-"I feel inspired at work"

-"People love me".

-"I meet nice people"

-"I have a great friend"

-"People smile at me"

-"I am very creative"

-"I come up with solutions easily"

And so on...

Take the time to write down your wish. Let your heart speak. Maybe you have several wishes, you can write them down on another piece of paper for later use. Focus on the most important wish! You can create a wish book too to write down all other wishes. So can your children. The most important wish goes on a nice piece of paper. Write it down, draw something with it, it doesn't matter. Give it your personal touch, feel inspired, full of joy! Remember: like kids do!

Magic Tricks!

Another great thing you can do with a Magic Wand is performing Magic Tricks! Entertain your family and friends!

My Magic Wand result for this Lens!
My Magic Wand result for this Lens!

Step 5: Let the Magic Wand Do Its Work!

Once all wishes are written down it's time to use the Magic Wands. Make sure you're still in the right state of mind (see above)! To make it more real maybe you and your kid(s) want to dress up as wizards or fairies or whatever you like before continuing. Make it fun! It works best if you enjoy what you're doing!

Fold your piece of paper and attach it to your Wand.

I usually use a small bag for this purpose where I put my wish in. Do it the way you want it, make sure it feels good! Let the kids involved in this magical process do the same! Bless your wishes after you attached them to the wand! This is really important!

Now you need a small jar, 1 per person. Flowerpots work great too. Fill the jar or flowerpot with soil or sand (best is to go outside and bring in some sand or soil from there). Put the Magic Wand in the soil/sand. Place your jar or flowerpot on a nice spot. Every participant can choose a private place. The jars/flowerpots don't need to be at the same place. Let everyone follow their heart!

Feel confident that your wish will come true.

You don't know where or when, but it will! Hand it over to the Universe to work in a miraculous way and let go... Don't repeat this procedure until your wish has become reality. You'll be amazed how fast this can go!

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      4 years ago

      Is it works please tell me

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      4 years ago

      Can I use the magic wand to go in a TV show of Once Upon A Time

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      5 years ago

      It was great!!thanks for posting it.

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      Ruby loves 

      5 years ago

      Thank you it a curly works sorry I love it I'm glad you did this

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      jocelyn chong 

      5 years ago

      Hello I"m Armand's friend and I had a big brother name jason.we love your magic wand, and we would start making it now

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      5 years ago

      My little sister and I always believe in will be a good project for us. Thanks for sharing that idea.

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Meganhere: Thank you so much for your kind words Megan. Have fun making your magic wand! Let me know how it went! I love Room on the Broom too, it's a great book for children and also for adults by the way ;-) I love Magic and fairy tales, can't help it! You can never fool a kid, they have Master memories for words and phrases.

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      6 years ago

      I love this lens! All this stuff really floats my boat. It's been a while since I had a wand. I'm going to get onto that.

      And Room on the Broom is a fantastic kids' book. When my younger son was little I had to read it EVERY night before bed and I had to read it exactly the same way every night.

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @RoosterRush: Thank you so much RoosterRush for your great input! I wish you lots of good vibes while working on your magic wand! Let me know how it went and if you reached success in making your wishes come true! Rituals help us to focus our energies on what we want. We attract what we radiate to the Universe... Good luck!

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      6 years ago

      It's always so nice seeing something with magic and believing in it.

      The universe does indeed work in strange ways, and I know truly believing while doing a ritual-like activity such as this will work. Love the article, I'll have to go out tomorrow in the morning and start making my first!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @winter aconite: Thank you little-devil! Have fun. I hope it will bring you much good fortune and positive magical miracles!

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      winter aconite 

      6 years ago

      Love this lens! Going to make a new wand now!!!!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @ColettaTeske: Thank you BearTale! Send me a photo when you're done and I'll publish it here crediting you! Creating more positive energy is an excellent goal to reach with a magic wand. Enjoy the process, wishing you lots of positive vibes in life!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @TipsForMoms: Wow, TipsForMoms, thank you so much!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Namsak: Hi kasman, it is better to make one for yourself if you want to use them for wishes! It must be personal. No magic wand is the same! They all look different and so they should! Otherwise the magic is lost!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @KateFeredayEshete: Hi Kate, there are many different types of magic wands, the plain ones are more for magic tricks. also very nice. But if you want to use them for making real wishes you need to make them the way I described. Thank you for commenting!

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      Kate Fereday Eshete 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      The (drum-stick) wands I made for my children were very plain and obviously not as magical as your wands. I'll have to try again, following your instructions. The schoolchildren at my school in the Ethiopian Highlands are mad about Harry Potter. They make wands out of length of wood and even lengths of straw. I did a news item on my website about the children using wands to cast spells.

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      6 years ago

      Of course, once you have made one magic wand you can then use that to make lots more for all your friends - magic!

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      6 years ago

      What a totally fun and creative lens. I loved reading it!

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      6 years ago

      I'm with Susan, I'm going to add some positive energy to my life and create my own magic wand. We can all use a little good luck and positive thinking. Thank you for a great lens!

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Susan Zutautas: Go for it, Susan! You'll LOVE it. Good luck and let me know how it went!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I think I may make a magic wand after reading your lens.


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