We’ve rounded up the best Harry Potter crafts, just in time for International Harry Potter Day! So be prepared – it’s about to get magical in here!
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”
Most of the special days dedicated to art or literature feature works or creators that existed several generations before us, like da Vinci or Dr. Seuss. It feels like they belonged in another era, although their work is still celebrated today. However, there is one particular character that was launched just some years ago, and who has achieved cult status – Harry Potter!
Yes, our beloved hero now has a day dedicated to him – The International Harry Potter Day, on 2nd May. The Harry Potter books brought about a revolution like no other – it actually encouraged an entire generation of kids (and even adults) to read! There’s no question about it – it is a magical world like no other, and every time you read it, you find out more about the deep themes hidden within the story.
More than anything, Harry Potter is super fun to read, and for us, that’s a good enough reason! Since Harry’s special day is coming up, we think it’s a good time to revisit the novels, starting right from the Philosopher’s Stone. While you read, make sure you set aside some time – because we’ve got some magical Harry Potter crafts lined up for you!
20 Magical Harry Potter Crafts for Kids
So have you got your hands on your old copy of the Philosopher’s Stone? Yes, the book is difficult to put down once you start, but one does have to take a break to go to the bathroom! Make sure you don’t lose your place in the book, by using these easy DIY corner bookmarks from Red Ted Art. Another reason we love this is that you don’t find too many Harry Potter crafts featuring Hagrid!
You can’t have a list of Harry Potter crafts that doesn’t include Dumbledore! We love these toilet paper roll crafts from Ruffles & Rain Boots that use the versatility of cardboard tubes to make these fun Harry Potter characters, which include a cute little Hedwig!
Apparently, the actors who played the golden trio of the Harry Potter series were asked to write an essay about their respective characters. And they stayed true to their roles; ‘Harry’ Daniel wrote a page, ‘Hermione’ Emma wrote 10 pages, while ‘Ron’ Rupert didn’t turn in anything! Have fun learning more about these friends with a cute craft from the Tried and True Blog.
If you know a Harry Potter fan who’s got all the trivia memorized by heart, we’ve got a project that would make a great gift! These laminated lightning bookmarks from Desperately Seeking Gina will remind you of how magic can be found in the most unexpected places, and how the power of love can protect you anywhere, anytime!
Here’s another fantastic gift idea for a Potterhead – Snitch bath bombs! These look so good you’ll be tempted to place them on a glass shelf than in a tub of water! Get the instructions to make these over at the Steam Powered Family.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn some fun spells and put them to use with a wand? Well, now you and your friends can have your own ‘spelling’ matches with these cute pencil wands from Sisters, What!
The best Harry Potter crafts are those that you can play with for a long time! Have fun creating your own miniature Harry Potter world with these adorable peg dolls from Artsy Fartsy Mama. Get plain dolls in various sizes and take your time painting them. They’ll last a long time and can guarantee hours of fun!
Since 2nd May is International Harry Potter Day, why not throw a Harry Potter theme party for your fellow Potterheads? If decor is your concern, don’t worry – you can easily make DIY decor from Harry Potter crafts, like this Hogwarts banner from Laura’s Crafty Life!
Harry’s round glasses have become iconic – so much so that round glasses with a lightning sign are enough to signify that it’s Harry Potter we’re talking about! If you fancy trying those cool glasses, check out this fun project from Ginger Snap Crafts.
You’d think a Monster book would be a book about monsters, but not a monster itself! However, this book from the Harry Potter series actually bites – unless you stroke its spine! Sisters, What! has a fun tutorial with which you can make your own monster book, and even gift it to your friends!
It is super fun to read about the various effects of potions in the Harry Potter stories – some of them are quite hilarious! If you’ve always loved to create your own magical potions, we feel your pain but these DIY fake potions from Sensibly Sara come close to the real deal!
If you’re obsessed with Harry Potter and are constantly thinking about the universe and the characters in it, you’ll love these mason jar pencil holders from Ruffles and Rainboots! And it features one of the most loved Harry Potter characters – Hedwig the owl!
These pillow boxes from Crafting Cheerfully would make the perfect party favors for a Harry Potter theme party. Fill them with little treats and trinkets like Luna Lovegood-style quirky jewelry, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, or a Ferrero Rocher chocolate ball dressed up like a Snitch!
It seems that the costumes for the Harry Potter movies were made from expensive fabrics since they were supposed to look good for as long as the shooting lasted. Even the ties were made of silk – now that’s attention to detail! If you can’t find any silk on hand, no problem – you can make your ties out of felting too, as they’ve done over at Wild and Wanderful!
It’s natural to assume that all the magical stuff we see in the Harry Potter movies is computer-generated, but that’s not entirely true. Many of the props and effects were made in the old-fashioned analog way, and some of them are truly works of art! Create your own Harry Potter props by making these broomstick pencils from Me and My Inklings.
Need a fun game for your Harry Potter party or just like that? Check out this Harry Potter Bingo printable that Potterheads will love! You can download the sheets and cards over at the Fun Money Mom.
Newbies to the Harry Potter universe will enjoy coloring in these printable bookmarks from The Scrap Shoppe Blog! By now, I’m sure you have a house you think you belong to, so go ahead and color in your house bookmark!
So you’ve got broomstick pencils, wand pencils, mason jar pencil holders, and bookmarks – why not add to your collection with these Hogwarts house notebooks from the Polka Dot House? You’ll get a free printable of a notebook cover representing each house.
Making all those Harry Potter crafts can get you hungry, and we’ve got just the snack for you – edible sorting hats! These are really easy to make, and we love the hidden treat inside! Go to Party Like a Cherry to get the full recipe for these sorting hats that would be perfect for a party.
20. Golden Snitches
Doesn’t it seem like the Ferrero Rocher chocolates were made to be snitches? Just add some golden wings and that’s it – your snitch is ready! These adorable treats from The Baker Upstairs would make a gorgeous display for your Harry Potter theme party.
Okay, that’s a lot of magical Harry Potter crafts for kids – it’s got us wanting to sip on some butterbeer while we devour the Harry Potter books! These are fun activities to do at a party too, and kids will enjoy making these with their friends. While you do that, here are some fun Harry Potter facts to get you more interested!
Harry Potter Facts
- The Harry Potter series is the best-selling book series in history
- The last four books in the series were the fastest-selling books in history
- Harry Potter has been translated into 80 languages, and Tom Riddle has a different name in each
- Hedwig was played by four different owls, who were trained for months
- Over a dozen rats were used to play Scabbers, Ron’s pet
- Universal Studios now has a ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can eat all the foods featured in the books
If you enjoyed these Harry Potter crafts for kids,