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 Create your own Harry Potter wand!
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Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:44 am
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Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:33 pm
1. Choose a length!
Wands are always measured in inches, even though Harry Potter takes place in Britain. Most wands are usually 9-13 inches long, but there are some exceptions.
2. Choose a rigidity!
Is your wand unyielding, springy, supple, pliant, brittle, or stiff?
3. Choose a specialty!
Many wands work best at a particular subject. For example, Harry's mother's wand was best at charms, and his father's wand was best at transfiguration.
4. Choose a wood!
The wood is the outer part of the wand, and is one of the most important aspects of your wand. According to J.K. Rowling herself, woods that are used for wands include: Acacia Alder, Apple, Ash, Aspen, Beech, Blackthorn, Black Walnut, Cedar, Cherry, Chestnut, Cypress, Dogwood, Ebony, English Oak, Elder, Elm, Fir, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Hornbeam, Larch, Laurel, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Olive, Pear, Pine, Poplar, Red Oak, Redwood, Rosewood, Rowan, Silver lime, Spruce, Sycamore, Vine, Walnut, Willow, and Yew.
5. Choose a core!
The core is the other of the most important aspects of the wand. It fills the inside of the wand. Wand cores include Unicorn Hair, Dragon Heartstring, Phoenix Feather. There are other cores, such as Veela Hair and Thestral Tail, but these are not used by Ollivander, Britain's most highly acclaimed wandmaker. ;)
6. The Last Step...
Remember: the wand chooses the wizard! Whether it works or not depends on this last step. Do you feel a connection with your wand? If so, then your wand has chosen you! If not, then you should probably choose a different wand. :)



 Re: Create your own Harry Potter wand!
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Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:32 pm
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Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:10 pm
Cool!



 Re: Create your own Harry Potter wand!
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Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:27 pm
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:50 pm
hmm I have a harry potter wand but it is plastic and cheap so I may try this out. Some time. I hope it works.



 Re: Create your own Harry Potter wand!
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Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:57 pm
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Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:29 am
so cool!!! I love mine!!!



 Re: Create your own Harry Potter wand!
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Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:31 am
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:01 pm
Wonderful idea! Once I went to a camp about Harry Potter, and I made a wand there. It looks very real! But, this is a great idea! I might try it out after school. Bye!



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