Life seemed rather boring at the Privet Drive but I bet these Harry Potter crafts would have kept even Harry himself busy and entertained.
Make a few at your next Harry Potter party or any day that needs a little magic in it. The troll bogeys can ruin your appetite but will be a DIY project that many kids will find fascinating.
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DIY Harry Potter Wands
What would Harry Potter fan be without a cool diy wand. Though you won’t be able to make food appear with these wands… (I wish I could), they look awesome and are easy to make.
1. From Sticks to Wands
Easy DIY Harry Potter Wand from Mama Smiles is made with sticks to give it the realistic look.
If you don’t have sticks around you can use chopsticks too and swirl hot glue on them to create texture. Though we have sticks around I never thought to use them and we always made ours with chopsticks, hot glue and acrylic paint.
The first time we made the wands we did not use acrylic sealant and the paint began to come off. We learned our lesson and used sealant the second time.
2. Lumos! Nox!
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
― Albus Dumbledore (J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
With these awesome Harry Potter wands from Steam Powered Family you can turn on light!
This project is not for little kids but tweens and teens might enjoy it. You will need things like copper tape and batteries but it is not a super complicated craft.
And if you homeschool this would be a great science project! Learning can be fun!!
3. Glitter Wands
Little ones will enjoy making these glittery Harry Potter wands from Me and My MerBaby. Simple afternoon project for kids or an awesome party activity.
Gifts for Booklovers
These crafts are perfect for booklovers! I’d like to think that Harry Potter fans enjoy reading at least Harry Potter books.
Your kids can make these for themselves or give them as gifts to Harry Potter fans. Either way it is a fun DIY activity.
4. Character Bookmarks
Harry Potter books are so thick that they are impossible, at least for most of us, to read in one sitting.
Cute bookmarks with friendly faces of Albus Dumbledore and the awesome trio: Harry, Ron, and Hermione will mark the place for you until you are ready to get back into the magical, mysterious Wizarding World.
Check out the free printable at Artsy Fartsy Mama. If cutting out the bookmarks does not count as a craft for you, you can make simple bookmarks out of cardstock and draw the Harry Potter characters on them.
5. Harry Potter Book tote
When in doubt, go to the library.
-Hermione (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
and bring this awesome Harry Potter Book Tote with you!
You can write whatever you wish on your book tote but if you would like to use the “I solemnly swear, I’m up to no good” printable from More Than Homeschool Mom you can find it here.
Other awesome quotes for your tote bag:
“Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read Hogwarts: A History?” — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
Harry Potter Slime
Is any kids craft post complete without slime ideas? I don’t think so.
Since slime is still a popular thing among kids I’ll present you a couple of fantastic options. Both of these are from Steam Powered Family.
6. Butterbeer Slime
Butterbeer slime looks like marshmallow creme but it is not so don’t attempt to eat it no matter how tasty it looks. If making it makes you want to have a glass of refreshing butterbeer check out these MAGICAL BUTTERBEER RECIPES.
7. Magnetic Slime
I’m pretty sure this magnetic slime will not tempt you to eat it but I think your kids will have a blast making it.
As yucky as it looks it might just bring back the memories of Harry defeating a troll and getting troll bogyes on his wand…
Bath Bombs and Sugar Scrub
After making Troll Bogeys you might feel like you need to take a bath or use sugar scrub to make your hands soft and clean again.
8. Snitch Bath Bomb
This awesome Snitch Bath Bomb from Steam Powered Family is a cool activity for teens and tweens. Make these for a fun and relaxing bath time or give them as gifts for your muggle friends.
9. Hogwarts House Bath Bomb
And here is another bath bomb from Lara Molettiere. The one in the picture above is for Gryffindor. By using various color combinations you can match them with your favorite Hogwarts House. This would be a great surprise for those whose house you know!
These are the House Colors:
- Gryffindor: Red and Gold
- Hufflepuff: Yellow and Black
- Ravenclaw: Blue and Bronze or Blue and Silver
- Slytherin: Green and White
10. Butterbeer Sugar Scrub
This Butterbeer Sugar Scrub from Happiness is Homemade is actually for lips but can of course be used for hands too. The butterscotch extract gives it a nice flavor.
Winter time and some cosmetics can dry up your lips. This lovely sugar scrub is a fun and tasty way to keep your lips soft and smooth.
All of these DIY beauty products would be awesome party favors for your HARRY POTTER PARTY LOADED WITH FUN ACTIVITIES
Harry Potter DIY Gift Ideas
What to give to to the little Harry Potter fan? These ideas might solve the dilemma.
11. Fantastic Harry Potter Peg Dolls
Your kids will have a great time making their favorite and the not favorite Harry Potter characters. Be ambitious and make bunch of them: Weasley family, Dursleys, all the professors etc.
Re-enact your favorite scenes from Harry Potter with these awesome Peg Dolls from Artsy Fartsy Mama. Your kids might even want to make a video!
My kids used to make videos with their barbies, My Little Ponies, and dolls.
12. Snitch Headband
Pretty Snitch Headband from Sugar, Spice and Glitter is cute accessory for any girl. It could be the simple Halloween costume you’ve been looking for.
Jennifer at Sugar, Spice and Glitter lists creative ways to use this Snitch from embellishing a picture frame to using it as a Christmas ornament.
13. Remembrall Ring
Neville Longbottom received a Remembrall from his Gran. The beautiful ball turned red when the carrier had forgotten something. Unfortunately, it did not tell what he had forgotten.
Remembrall goes back to normal once the user remembers whatever he had forgotten in the first place.
Even though, this DIY Remembrall from Parenting Chaos does not have magical powers it is a pretty accessory for Harry Potter fans.
14. Love Potion
Perfect drink on Valentine’s Day: Love Potion from Royal Baloo. A simple, fun activity for kids. Make also pretty labels for your heart shaped bottles.
15. DIY Feather Quill Pens
How fun it would be to write a letter to a friend with a feather quill! This might get your reluctant writer to grab a quill and write a report paper!
Harry Potter Activities
Get ready to exercise!
16. Memory Game
Too bad the Remembrall Ring won’t help you to win this classic game. Of course, it is good to exercise the memory without any magical tricks. So, put your brain cells to work and play a few rounds of Harry Potter memory game. You’ll find the printable at Mom vs The Boys.
17. Harry Potter Yoga
And talking about exercise. Get moving with Kids Yoga Stories. A fun way to gently introduce the kids to the art of yoga. These moves look like something I could do too! Which reminds me that I seriously need to do something before I lose all the flexibility I had.
18. Learning Pack
And after a yoga break it is time to learn with a fun Wizard Learning Pack from Lara Molettiere. Your little Harry Potter fan will have a blast learning with his favorite characters.
19. Astronomy and Arithmancy
Its good for every muggle to put the brain to work and these worksheets will do that in a fun way. Print out a few for your next road trip or or put them in a Boredom Buster Ideas basket.
Harry and the other kids in the Hogwarts studied astronomy. It was not an elective but one of the required subjects. Perhaps your child is interested in learning about stars, planets, and constellations. These simple worksheets by Royal Baloo can get him started.
You’ll find there also sudoku and logic puzzle activities that can be quite fun to do.
I like how this sudoku is like a puzzle. You don’t need a pencil or eraser. Just simply put the sudoku pieces in the correct spots. They are easy to move around if you don’t get it correct the first time.
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