Light Up Harry Potter Wand Tutorial

 Make a light up Harry Potter wand in just 15 minutes - Rae Gun Ramblings

You know that part in the last Harry Potter movie/book where they are trekking all over CAMPING? Well that’s all I could think of when I heard the theme for Craft Lightning this time was camp crafts. I just couldn’t get the idea of a wand that doubled as a flashlight that could say “Lumos” and have it really light up out of my head. So today I’m sharing a 15 minute tutorial on how to make a light up Harry Potter Wand.

The project is so simple you can take the stuff with you and have the little guys make them while camping and then send the kids off to “set the wards up” and then while they are sleeping steal their wands and “lumos” all night long!

DIY Lumos Harry Potter Wand. Quick tutorial for a wand that really lights up. Rae Gun Ramblings

Light Up Harry Potter Wand Tutorial

Step by step tutorial for a light up Harry Potter wand. Rae Gun Ramblings

What You Need

  • Pen Light
  • Glue (it’s probably easiest to prep at home and use a hot glue gun)
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • Mod Podge
  • Washi Tape (or painter’s tape)
  1. Disassemble your pen light. If it has a clip like mine did remove it.
  2. Draw some bumps and ripples with fast drying glue. I used hot glue but if you want to do all of it out in the wilderness any other glue that drys fast and firm will work you just might have to do it in two steps to allow for one side to dry.
  3. Cut a small circle out of washi tape and put it over the bulb. It’s ok if it goes a little past the bulb.
  4. Paint the outside of the pen with paint of your choice. Allow to dry. If an parts need to be touched up (you know from drying) you can do that. Make sure the coat is relatively thin around the button area so it doesn’t get stuck.
  5. Add a coat of Mod Podge for durability.
  6. Once dried go off and do some magic or at least find your way back to your tent in the dark!

Harry Potter Wand Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

I just a little bit in love with my light up wand. It almost makes me want to go camping, almost.

How to make an easy Harry Potter Wand that lights up - Rae Gun Ramblings

I hope you’re loving all the Harry Potter tutorials just as much as I am. Check back in later today for a round up of more guest posts!

Super fast and easy Harry Potter Wand tutorial. It actually lights up! Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. Such a cute idea! Love your HP series by the way!

  2. I have seen a number of wand tutorials, but I really like this one. It would be a great extra to add to a gift for a Harry Potter fan.

  3. I can’t believe what an awesome wand you were able to make in just 15 minutes! Super cool!

  4. Oh, goodness. My 9-year-old has been after us to buy her a light-up wand for a while. Now we’ll just have to make our own. Thanks!

  5. Oh my life, this has to be the best thing I’ve seen all week (and I’m talking the last 7 days not “this week – I know it’s Monday!) If I said I love this idea it would not even come close. I want a light up wand and I want to make it NOW.


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    […] DIY 15 Minute Lightup Harry Potter Light Up Lumos Wand Tutorial from Rae Gun Ramblings. This is such an easy DIY because you are using a pen light as the base. So clever. This is part of 2 weeks of Harry Potter DIYs led my Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings. For more Harry Potter DIYs go here: and […]

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