A realistic Harry Potter wand is a must for any child who wants to capture the magic of the character of Harry!
Harry’s wand is not just a regular piece of wood – it plays an important role in the story and saves Harry’s life on many occasions. In fact, it’s a key part of his battles with Death Eaters and Voldemort himself.
The wand is the tool wizards and witches use to take control of their magic power. Without his wand, Harry is almost defenceless. Only very experienced and advanced wizards can use magic without a wand. Harry’s wand is unique to him and links him to Lord Voldemort in ways he only learns as the story unfolds throughout the seven parts of the Harry Potter series.
The wonder of wands!
Harry didn’t choose his wand – his wand chose him. This is the same for all wizards and witches. In the world of Harry Potter, every wand is unique – it’s made of a combination of a certain type of wood and an inner core of some magical material.
When Harry first went to the wand shop, Ollivander’s, he was chosen by a wand made of holly with a core of phoenix feathers.
This is the wand that served Harry throughout most of his story, until it was broken as he escaped from Goric’s Hollow. What a shock that was in the story!
Harry then used a stolen wand in the meantime, until eventually he was able to use the elder wand to repair his original wand.
Each of the other characters in the Harry Potter series also has their own unique wand. This includes Voldemort himself. In fact, Harry’s wand and Voldemort’s wand share a special bond – they are “twin” wands because they both have cores made of feathers from the same phoenix.
Hermione Granger’s wand is made of vine with a core of dragon heartstring.
Harry’s friend Ron Weasley had two wands throughout the stories. The first one was made of ash with a core of unicorn hair, but this wand was broken by the Whomping Willow – after that it never worked properly again. Ron’s father eventually bought Ron a second wand, this one made of willow but also with a core of unicorn hair.
Of course, once your child has their wand, they also need some spells to cast. Here are a few examples of spells that Harry used in the books and movies to save his friends or defeat his enemies:
Expelliarmus is the disarming spell. You child can use this spell to magically knock and opponent’s wand right out of her hand!
Alohomora is the spell often used by Hermione to open locked door and other objects.
Expecto Patronum is the charm used to summon a Patronus. Each character has their own Patronus charm who works as a protector. Harry’s Patronus is a stag, and Harry was considered special as a wizard partly because he learned to call his Patronus up while he was still very young. Hermione’s Patronus is a silver otter and Ron’ is a small terrier.
Kids love using spells with their Harry Potter wands!