Have I told you lately that my boys are obsessed with Harry Potter? I’m pretty sure most kids are at this age, but still the love is something I’ve never seen before. Our oldest son has listened to all of the audio books and has seen 4 of the movies (he is working through them slowly). When I asked him about his favorite book to make an ornament for 10 Days of Kid Made Ornaments, I was not surprised when he shouted he wanted to make something for Harry Potter. What could be more fun than making DIY Harry Potter Potions into ornaments!
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Everyone knows that one of the coolest things about Harry Potter are the potions and spells. My kids are obsessed with these and couldn’t wait to get started!
Making the Harry Potter potions as ornaments was pretty easy too!
Harry Potter Potions and Uses
Polyjuice Potion | This potion is made by putting in one item from the person/creature you want to turn into. It allows you turn into whoever/whatever you desire.
Felix Felicis Potion | Also known as “Liquid Luck”, this potion is meant to be used sparingly. This potion makes the person drinking it lucky for a period of time, during which everything they attempt will be successful.
Veritaserum | The perfect truth serum. This potion is meant to force the drinker to answer any questions asked of them truthfully.
Amortentia | This is the most powerful love potion around. This potion causes the person drinking it to have a strong obsession or infatuation.
These are just a few of the potions from Harry Potter. You might enjoy checking out this awesome list of potions. In addition, please note that I know that some of these aren’t the “perfect” appearance and I do not claim to be any sort of wizard. These are simply approximations. Please don’t cast a spell on me if they are not perfect .
Materials for DIY Harry Potter Potions Ornaments
Hot Glue Gun (with adult supervision)
DIY Harry Potter Potions in Ornaments
Making the potions is the best part! We had a blast making each of our potions and seeing them come to life.
How to Make Polyjuice Potion
While there is no distinct color for the real Polyjuice potion, it is generally shown as green. We decided to make ours green as well.
We started by adding warm water to the ornament and colored it with green food coloring.
Then add a small bottle of glitter glue (green) to the warm water. Finally fill the ornament the rest of the way with more warm water.
Just as you will do with the other potions, cover the top of the ornament with a towel and shake until the glitter glue is dissolved.
Put the lid on and set aside for later (when you will hot glue the lid closed).
How to make Felix Felicis Potion
Again, we know there is not a definite color for Felix Felicis but we have always seen it shown as yellow/gold. Following the same instructions as you did with the Polyjuice, do the same with this potion.
We like putting the glue into warm water so that it starts to break down immediately.
Once you have the ornament filled with water, shake again!
How to Make Veritaserum
Veritaserum by nature is colorless and odorless but that is not a fun ornament to make, so we decided to make it a little glittery with white glitter glue and extra glitter.
Follow exactly the same instructions as above!
How to make Amortentia Potion
Amortentia is known for having a mother of pearl sheen. While this color isn’t exactly mother of pearl, it is very shiny and shimmery.
We followed the same set of instructions, yet again to make this potion. However, we did not color the water with any extra coloring.
We added a lot of extra white shimmery glitter to make the mother of pearl sheen.
Now that you have all of your potions made, it is time to print out the labels and make sure they don’t leak on your tree! We have made the printables so they print on a 5×6 paper but you can print more than one if you want. We also left 2 more labels in case you wanted to make your favorite potion. We really wanted to make Gillyweed and we might still do that if we have time.
Important! When you hot glue the lid, make sure you cover all of the holes in the lid before you apply it to the ornament. For safety we even went back and added even more hot glue around the edges! You can’t have too much hot glue.
For a little more fun, I’ve created this fun little video for you!
There you have it… Totally Awesome DIY Harry Potter Potions!
10 DAYS OF A KID-MADE CHRISTMAS
Are you still searching for the perfect kid-made Christmas craft or activity for your kids, grandkids, scout group, or classroom? Visit the 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas series hosted by Mama Miss! All of the ornaments in the series are inspired by children’s books and there will be 70+ ornaments by the end of the ten days. We had such a fun time last year with our Missing Puzzle Piece Ornaments that we decided to join in the fun again! I’ve been blown away by some of the amazing ornaments.
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DAY 6 CONTRIBUTORS
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