Harry Potter wand for Christmas

My daughter has been reading the Harry Potter books over the past few months, so I thought I would make her a magic wand.  But I didn't want to make a simple one, no, it had to also glow in the dark!  

I haven't seen this technique used for wand making, so I thought I would document making it.  I showed her this video, and watched as she slowly realized I was making her Christmas present.  

She now takes it with her wherever she goes, and I have been turned into a newt.  But I got better!