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8 Harry Potter Craft Activities Anyone Can Do

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I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan, love reading the books delight in the movies .You’ll find Harry Potter Crafts and Activities for all ages, from kids to adults. Every DIY you ever needed as a Harry Potter fan! Enjoy.

As a potterhead myself belonging to the house of Hufflepuffs at Hogwarts, you really need to make some DIY stuff to show your love and appreciation for the beloved stories loved by millions around the world. So let me begin this magical DIY ride to the world of Harry Potter.

8 Easy Harry Potter Crafts to make at home

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1. DIY Wands-Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

Things you need

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Chopsticks
  • Glue gun
  • Paper Plate

Procedure

  • Taking the chopstick and the hot glue gun start making the handle of the wand, it can have variations and you can customise the design to your liking. To make the rings leave a little space and come back to fill the rest of the rings so that they do not run together.
  • To speed up the process you can use a fan to dry the glue faster. Then go back to fill in the cooled rings
  • For the end cap make a big circle from the glue, remember to allow it to cool between layers.
  • When cooled down start painting the stick. Do a black layer for depth first at some places, then whole stick with a layer of brown and let it dry.
  • Then do the last layer with gold paint using a dry brush lightly. Let it dry to complete the wand.

2. DIY Bookmarks-Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

Things you need

  • Strips of paper
  • House pintables
  • Glue

Procedure

  • For each bookmark, you will need four strips of 24 cm length and 1 cm width.
  • Take the main house colour first and pate the ends to form an L shape with both ends equal.
  • Just below the red strip, paste the yellow strip parallel to the red one. Now take the second yellow strip and align it with the other red strip overlapping the first yellow strip.
  • Now fold each strip alternatively inwards while applying glue in between to give it more strength.
  • This will form a chevron pattern, cut off the excess ends at the bottom. Take the badge printout and cut it neatly as possible. Pate it on the top of the bookmark and voila! , the bookmark is complete.

3. DIY Floating Candles and flying keys

Things You Need

  • A Floating Candles
  • Paper rolls
  • White acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper
  • Tea light candles
  • String
  • Tape

Procedure

  • Take a toilet roll so that you will not need to cut it. Use white paper and cut out the end of the paper to close the ends of the roll on both sides.
  • Take the led candle, place it towards the top of your roll, take something pointy, and poke a hole underneath where the candle ends on the roll and one on the opposite side as well.
  • Now take white paint and start painting the roll white. Use a hot glue gun to make drips to resemble hot wax melting without covering the holes you made. Dry Paint the glue wax white to match the candle.
  • Glue the circle that you cut out earlier on the bottom to close up the candle and paint white if needed.
  • Take transparent string, pass it throughout the holes, and tie a knot at the ends to hold it in place and hang it later. The battery will also be able to rest on the string and you can change it if need be.
  • Make more candles if you want but your floating candle is ready.

 Flying Keys

Things you need

  • Keys
  • String
  • Wing template
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue stick
  • Velcro tabs or push pins

Procedure:

  • Print out the wings of your choice or the template from the link above and cut them into shape.
  • Take real or fake stylish keys and paste the cut out wings using the glue gun.
  • Take the string and tie it on the top of the key to hang it. Make sure you keep different lengths of different keys.
  • That is about it for this project.

4. DIY Marauders map-Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

Things you need

  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Marauders map template

Procedure:

  • Take the marauders map printout and cut out the excess sides from each page.
  • Using a ruler fold the map sides into equal parts using a ruler each parts separately.
  • Using glue paste the map pages together using a paintbrush.
  • Fold it appropriately and the map is ready.

5. DIY Dragon eggs-Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

Things You Need

  • Fake eggs or Easter eggs
  • Glue Gun
  • Metallic paint

Procedure

  • Take the fake egg and start making a design on the egg using a glue gun. Make a design that appeals to you.
  • Take a darker colour as base and metallic as highlighting colour.
  • First do a base coat, and when it dries do the other highlighting colour.
  • You are done; do try iterations in different colours and designs.

6. DIY Harry Potter house Badges

Things You Need

  • Printout of house crest
  • Cardboard
  • Safety Pin
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Procedure:

  • Cut out the printable house around the edges and then hot glue on the cardboard.
  • Then cut out the cardboard again neatly to the shape of the crest. Glue the safety pin on the back of the cardboard and let it dry.
  • The pin can open so that you can wear the badge easily.

7. DIY Golden Snitch-Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

  • Things You Need
  • Table tennis ball
  • Leaf skeleton
  • Pencil

Procedure:

  • Take the ball and using the glue gun draw the pattern on the ball. You can trace the design first and follow the lines to make it easier. Let it dry.
  • Take acrylic paint and paint the ball gold. Then pin holes on opposite sides for the wings.
  • Take the skeleton leaves and glue them in the holes. Let it dry for some time.
  • To make the stand take two lids one small and one big lid. Paint them both black and paste the small lid upside down on the big lid to hold the ball. The golden snitch is ready to shine.

8. DIY Hogwarts Letter

Things you need

  • Yellow or white sheets
  • Green and black pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Red Candle
  • Lighter
  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Transparent sheet

Procedure

  • Print the template of the envelope onto one of the sheets and cut it out. Use black tea to die the white paper.
  • Print template of letter as well.
  • Put the paper in a tray, pour tea over it, and heat it up to dry it out. Take the heated or dried paper and iron it on low heat to make it less wrinkly.
  • Now use the envelope paper and paste it from three sides to form the envelope and leave it to dry.
  • Take the green pen and write the address on the envelope. With the black pen, write the desired name in the letter.
  • Carve out the letter h and a raised platform using a knife on the potato to make the seal stamp carefully.
  • Burn the red candle to melt red wax on a transparent sheet big enough for a seal. Before it dries completely use the potato to make the seal mark.
  • Carefully make the seal, break excess wax, and smooth the edges with a candle flame for desired effect. Use more wax to attach it to the letter and you are done.

I hope you like these magical DIYs my favourite are the wands as I can make them with my friends and then have duels with them, which are easy, and quick to finish, do leave me suggestions and ideas you want to see next. Until then keep smiling and creating with K4 Craft.

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