Hand made

Hand Made in the USA

“Yes, we actually hand make our items right here in the USA. We will never have ours products made overseas!”  – Brian Prothro, Owner and CEO

Image of a saw cutting plastic

 

We start by cutting plastic tube that we have custom extruded to size.

 

 

 

Image filling our wands with food grade mineral oil

We close one end of the open tube and begin to fill them. Because we hand make these in the U.S. and use food grade mineral oil (imports often use water) our wands never evaporate. Some customers have used our wands for over 15 years!

 

 

 

Image showing colored sand we put inside our products

 

The sand color is hand dyed by a process we created and perfected in-house. We have fine-tuned 14 different colors from which you can choose for our transparent Smooth and Twisted Prismatic wands.

 

 

 

Image showing pouring sand into products using a funnel

 

It’s old school!  We use funnels to fill our ingredients into the wands. I have attempted to design various types of equipment to do this automatically, but people are almost as fast and in the end we would rather employ live people.

 

 

 

Image of a hand with stars glitter on fingers

 

Glitter of course… very tiny glitter that is very hard to find.

 

 

Image for hands sealing the tops of wand tubes

 

 

And finally, the magic touch to close the wands, sealing in all the goodness using our custom-made machines.

Since 1988 we have hand made all our novelty items at Zipadeedoodah. We were located in Austin, Texas and are now located in Satellite Beach, Florida.