Yesterday my boyfriend's dad made fun of me for investing in such a toy. Claiming he could easily make one himself and it's a waste of money, I knew he'd never let me hear the end of it. I wasn't going to let him kill my buzz trying to learn the art - so I challenged him to make one with me.
Many DIY levitation wands are made with wood. They drill a hole and fill one side with a metal piece before finding the balancing point to loop your string. We decided to use the top of a pool stick, since it's not all the same weight we could skip the drilling and filling.
Using our ghetto mind powers, we drilled a screw to the end and tried again. What we forgot to do was relocate the balance point and loop the string through that center point.
So yet again, we failed.
After coming to realize this - we fixed it and took it for a spin yet again. To no surprise, we failed. Not horribly though! Our work isn't completely disappointing. Definitely no professional flow toy. Meaning he failed. Mowahahaha. I can now peacefully learn the art of the flow wand.