Not long ago the boys and I decided we needed some "Harry Potter" wands. I had seen some ideas on Pinterest but I wanted something a little more kid-friendly. I like to keep it simple.
I bought a long wooden dowel at Hobby Lobby and had my husband cut it into 3 equal pieces. Each of the boys then got to take turns with the hot glue making designs all over their dowel (I helped the 3-year-old). Once the glue was cool we took them outside to spray paint. My oldest wanted black while the others wanted theirs to be bronze.
The longest part of this project was waiting for the paint to dry! It was a super quick but rewarding project and my boys have loved casting spells with their wands!