Katie started reading the Harry Potter books a few months ago. We'd been telling her they were too hard, but she pulled the first one off our shelf and started reading them anyway. It just goes to show that as capable as we think she is...we still underestimate her. She's now read up through book 4 and has read books 3 and 4 twice.
Anyway, I thought a Harry Potter themed ornament would be good for her this year, since I try to find or make ornaments that show something about what our kids like or did that year.
And you can make one too...
I'd bought these little jars at the craft store a couple months ago. I wasn't quite sure what I'd used them for...but they were too cute to pass up for 50 cents a piece. You'll also need some jewelry wire, needle-nose plier/wire cutters, ribbon, a large needle, and glue. (I used E-6000 glue because I really didn't want the cork to come off...polyjuice potion after all, takes a month or so to make start-to-finish).
After I had my beads ready, I used a large needle to poke a hole through the cork.
veritaserum label from here and the polyjuice potion label came from here and made them smaller and printed them out on labels and then cut them out. (Both of those links have labels for lots of other potions as well.
Then hang over a branch on the tree.
Katie's birthday is in a couple weeks and she's requested a Harry Potter themed party...so stay tuned for more Harry Potter projects in the next few weeks.
See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.
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