12 Fun Harry Potter-Themed Crafts for Kids

12 Fun Harry Potter-Themed Crafts for Kids

Is your kid an ardent Harry Potter fan? Well, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if he is, because believe it or not, most of us are! Apart from introducing your kiddo to the series of the enchanting J. K Rowling’s Harry Potter books, trying out some amazing crafts and activities with this utterly magical theme will enthral his young mind too! We have compiled some interesting Harry Potter-themed activities that you can do with your kids!

Interesting and Kid-Friendly Harry Potter Crafts and Activities

Here are some fun and child-friendly Harry Potter activities and crafts:

1. Dragon Eggs

Make your own magical dragon eggs and experience the excitement of playing with these marvellous mythical objects!

What You Need

  • Few balloons
  • Craft glue
  • Newspapers
  • Metallic spray paint in three to four colours.
  • A thumb pin
  • Water

Instructions 

  • Inflate the balloons in the size of your palm or a bit more than that.
  • Tear out small strips from the newspaper.
  • Mix one part glue and one part water in a bowl.
  • Dip the newspaper strips in water and stick it on the inflated balloon.
  • Keep sticking until you make a thick coating on the balloon. Leave the balloon for drying.
  • Use the thumb pin to puncture the balloon, leaving behind an egg shape of newspaper strips.
  • Use the metallic spray paint to paint the egg. Let it dry before playing with the dragon eggs!

2. Magical Pencil Wands

These magical wands are fairly easy to make and also absolutely stunning to look at!

What You Need 

  • Pencils
  • Glue gun
  • Flat marbles
  • Acrylic paints in brown and white colors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions 

  • Take the glue gun make swirling patterns on the pencils as you keep rotating the pencil while making the patterns.
  • Make thicker patterns towards the bottom end of the pencil to make it appear like the handle.
  • Take a flat marble and stick it on the base of the pencil. Let the glue dry completely before you begin coloring it.
  • Once the glue dries, paint the pencil in brown color.
  • Mix some white acrylic paint in the brown one to obtain a lighter shade. Now, use the lighter brown paint to color the protruding patterns on the pencil. This will add more dimension to the wand. Your magical wand is ready to cast some spells!

3. Mason Jar Pencil Stands

These mason jars are the cutest Harry Potter crafts for kids of any age bracket!

What You Need 

  • Mason jar (if you don’t have a mason jar, you can use an empty jam or pickle jar too)
  • Acrylic paints in skin, brown, burgundy, yellow and gold colours
  • Black marker pen
  • Sealing spray in a clear shade

Instructions

  • Clean and wash the mason jar nicely and let it dry.
  • Take the skin coloured paint and use it as the base colour on the jar. You may have to paint it a couple of times to achieve the desired results.
  • Use the black marker pen to draw the hairline towards the upper end of the jar.
  • Use the same pen to draw the Harry Potter glasses and add scarf details towards the bottom edge of the jar.
  • Use brown colour to paint the hair, and burgundy and yellow colours for painting the scarf.
  • Once the colours dry, use the marker pen to draw details on the scarf.
  • Use the gold colour to make the ‘lighting mark’ near the hairline.
  • Use the sealing spray to secure the paint.
  • The Harry Potter mason jar pencil stand is ready for use!

4. Rock Painting

This one is the best and easiest Harry Potter craft for kids of any age, and it takes only 5 minutes!

What You Need 

  • Flat rocks of different sizes (pick up ones with smooth surfaces)
  • Black marker pen
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints in different colours
  • Paintbrush
  • Sealing paint

Instructions 

  • Draw different Harry Potter themed images on the rocks such as Potter head, boots, snitches, etc. with the pencil. You can also download the images off the Internet and trace them on the rocks for better clarity.
  • Paint with acrylic colours to add more zing to the drawn images.
  • The black marker pen can be used to add extra detailing to the painted images.
  • Seal the images with a coat of sealing paint as it will not only add natural lustre but also increase the life of the paint!
  • Use these rocks as paperweights or gift them to your friends!

5. Golden Snitch Headband

This is one of the most innovative Harry Potter art projects that can be used to create multiple accessories!

What You Need

  • A tiny plastic ball (of the size of a marble)
  • Two small plastic leaves
  • Golden glitter
  • Glue
  • A plain black headband
  • A paintbrush

Instructions 

  • Use the paintbrush to coat the ball with glue. Make sure you cover it up nicely with glue.
  • Place the ball on a paper as you sprinkle glitter all over it. Let the ball dry.
  • In the same way, smear glue all over the plastic leaves and sprinkle glitter. Let them dry.
  • Take the headband and place the golden ball anywhere on it (ideally you should place it little towards the right edge of the band.
  • Place the golden leaves on both sides of the ball to make it look like the snitch ball. Let it dry completely before adorning this pretty headband!
  • You can use the snitch ball embellishments to make a hairpin, necklace or it can even be used to decorate a notebook, pencil or can also be used as a Christmas ornament.

6. Funky Bookmarks

This is a great fun activity for all the bookworms out there as it involves making some funky Harry Potter bookmarks!

What You Need 

  • Card stock
  • Acrylic paints
  • Brush
  • Glitter pens
  • Punching machine
  • White thin ribbon
  • Black marker pen
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  • Take the card stock and cut it into rectangular shapes of 2 inches by 7 inches.
  • Draw Harry Potter themed drawing on the rectangles, such as glasses, owls, snitch balls, quills, broom, etc.
  • Use acrylic paints to colour the drawings. Use the marker pen to add outlines to the drawings.
  • Use glitter pens to outline the boundary and to accentuate certain parts of the drawings.
  • Use the punching machine to punch a hole on the top of the bookmark.
  • Cut the ribbon of 6 inches length and pass it through the punched hole and tie a knot to secure it! Your bookmark is ready to use!

7. Magic Portion Ornaments

This is one of the most fun and interesting Harry Potter party activities for kids!

What You Need 

  • Plastic ornament balls
  • Glitter glue (in green, pink, yellow and silver)
  • Glitter powder (in the same colours as glitter glue)
  • Warm water
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  • Take the plastic ornament balls and put green glitter glue in it.
  • Add warm water and give a thorough shake and then add green glitter in it. Add some more warm water. The ball should not be fully filled with liquid, keep it ¾ filled only.
  • Seal the lid with the hot glue gun and keep it aside for drying.
  • Make the other colour potions in the same fashion and use them to add more zing to your party decor!

8. Glowing Secret Message Activity

Send across a secret note to a friend or use these secret messages as clues during treasure hunts!

What You Need 

  • A white paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Q-tip or a fine paintbrush
  • Water

Instructions 

  • Take a bowl and add laundry detergent into it and add just enough water to dilute it.
  • Place the white paper on cardboard and using the Q-tip start penning down alphabets to form a message or note.
  • Let the paper dry completely before you roll it up or start reading it.
  • The message can be read under any UV light or black light.

9. Harry Potter T-shirt

Own a trendy and voguish T-shirt with Harry Potter motifs with this fun activity!

What You Need 

  • Plain black t-shirt (you can use any solid coloured t-shirt)
  • Fabric colours
  • A piece of sponge
  • Tape

Instructions 

  • Download a Harry Potter-themed stencil from the Internet.
  • Place the stencil where you want the pattern on the t-shirt. Secure the stencil ends with the tape.
  • Take out the fabric colour of the desired shade on a plate, and dab the colour on the pattern with the sponge. Colour the entire pattern using the sponge.
  • Let the paint dry. Enjoy wearing your super cool Harry Potter tee!

10. Paper Plate Owl

This is a great activity for kindergarteners!

What You Need

  • Two paper plates
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Craft papers (yellow, black, orange and white)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Punching machine

Instructions 

  • Cut two large circles with yellow craft paper, two medium with black and two small using white craft paper. Stick them size-wise, on top of another. These are the eyes.
  • Cut a triangle with orange craft paper to make a nose.
  • Use brown paint to colour the paper plates. Let the paint dry. Cut one plate in half and stick on the sides of the other plate with the rounded ends facing upwards.
  • Stick the eyes and nose on the plate.
  • Punch a hole on top and run the yarn through the hole. Knot the yarn to secure it.
  • Hang this adorable Potter-themed owl in your kid’s room!

11. Monster Book

Make your own monster book of secrets with this fun craft idea!

What You Need 

  • Brown colored fur fabric
  • Notebook
  • White foam paper
  • Wobbly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions 

  • Cut the fur fabric in the size of the notebook and stick it on the notebook with glue.
  • Draw and cut sharp pointy teeth patterns using the foam sheet (of the size of your finger). Paste it on the inside centre vertical edge, in the front and back of the notebook.
  • Stick the wobbly eyes over the teeth. Let it dry.

12. Feather Quills

This is a very simple craft activity for preschoolers and younger kids that includes bird feathers!

What You Need 

  • Gold and white acrylic paints
  • Long bird feathers
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Ink

Instructions 

  • Take white and gold paint and make fine patterns of your choice on the bird feathers using a fine paintbrush. Let them dry.
  • Cut a slight end of the feathers to make a pen nib. Dip this quill in the ink and write!

All kids find the magical world of Harry Potter endlessly fascinating. Keeping them engaged in doing Harry-Potter related crafts and activities is a wonderful way to make sure they are occupied and entertained during the holidays!

Also Read: Easy DIY Harry Potter Wand for Children

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