I'm wanting to make a bone wand, but I'm having trouble with a few things. Firstly, where are good places to find bones? I live in Kansas, in the middle of nowhere, so please keep that in mind. Secondly, I was at a loss on how to actually turn the bone (it's probably going to be antler; I've a few of those lying about) into a wand. If anyone could offer any help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Besides a plethora of sites offering bone wands, you could go hunting for whatever animals are native. Either should be fine, but I'd think the hunt and caught for would be more useful, if you treated the remains and the animal properly/
Bones are incredibly easy to find. Many butchers would be happy to keep some aside for you -- for a small fee in most cases, but really just a couple bucks.
Antlers would be a little more difficult, but considering it either is or soon will be deer season in many areas, that makes things a little easier. However, if you're looking for antler long enough to make into a long wand, you may be a bit hard-pressed to find what you seek. That said, I'd suggest calling some game processors (people who will clean and butcher deer, elk, etc., for a fee) and ask their terms.
You may be surprised.
And tell them you're wanting to dry and preserve the bone(s) for craft projects. Bone is a very common material for knife handles, so that will seem far from odd to any of them. And ask what the best way is -- or there's always the internet.