“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
We start by cutting plastic tube that we have custom extruded to size.
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!
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.
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.
Glitter of course… very tiny glitter that is very hard to find.
And finally, the magic touch to close the wands, sealing in all the goodness using our custom-made machines.
Since 1988 we have handmade all our novelty items at Zipadeedoodah. We were located in Austin, Texas and are now located in Satellite Beach, Florida.