DIY Harry Potter Potions Ornaments

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!

DIY Harry Potter Potion 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

Harry Potter Potion Ornament Set Up

Plastic Globe Ornaments
Glitter Glue
Warm Water
Glitter (optional)
Food Coloring (Optional)

Hot Glue Gun (with adult supervision)

DIY Harry Potter Potions in Ornaments

Harry Potter Potions DIY 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.

Making Harry Potter Potions
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.

How to make Harry potter Ornaments

Harry Potter Polijuice Potion

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

Harry Potter Felix Felicus 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.

DIY Harry Potter Potions Craft

We like putting the glue into warm water so that it starts to break down immediately.

Awesome Harry Potter Potion Craft

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.

Harry Potter Homeade Potions

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.

Harry Potter Amortentia Potion

We followed the same set of instructions, yet again to make this potion. However, we did not color the water with any extra coloring.

Harry Potter Potion Ornaments for Kids

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.

Harry Potter Potion Labels v2

Click to download

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!

Harry Potter Potion Ornaments for Kids

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.

You can also follow along by searching the hashtag #KidMadeChristmas on Twitter and Instagram!

Kid Made Christmas Ornaments with Children's Books

 

DAY 6 CONTRIBUTORS

Shared below are links to the Day 6 crafts and activities. Which one will you make?!

Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Ornament | Mosswood Connections

Swim Swim Christmas Ornament | Sunshine Whispers

Christmas Stocking Ornament | KCEdventures

Baby Jesus Ornament | Modern Preschool

Snowflake Ornaments | Preschool Prowol Packs

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Yarn Trees | Babble Dabble Do

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Want More Magical Harry Potter Crafts? 

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts

The Unofficial Guide To Crafting The World Of Harry Potter By Jamie Harrington

This book is full of charming Harry Potter crafts even Muggles can make! In fact, this craft is featured as one the crafts to make with your kids. Forget Christmas, this is awesome any time of year!

57 thoughts on “DIY Harry Potter Potions Ornaments”

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    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you! Use a lot of hot glue on the lids if you make them 🙂

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    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Ah! thanks! Hope she likes them!

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  6. Kathryn

    Hi! Does the glitter glue make them solid or more stable, or are they still liquid in the balls?

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      They are still liquid. It makes the glitter not just sit at the bottom when you shake it!

      1. Chevymisty

        I have tried so hard to keep the glitter from settling at the bottom and it just sits at the bottom. I’ve used half a bottle of glue in an effort to keep this from happening. Is it just inevitable?

        1. Lemon Lime Adventures

          Yes. It will settle. That is the fun part to shake it back up again.

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  8. Natalie

    I love these!

    Just so you know Felix Felicia DOES have a defined color. It’s described as molten gold in color, so your ornament is perfect!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you so so much! I tried to make sure I was right on as many os possible!

  9. Adia

    I’m 32 and I love this! I’m a much bigger fan than my 9 year old so we will be doing this over the weekend! ^_^

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      AWesome! Let me know how they turn out! Be warned the lids are can take some problem solving on your part! 😉

  10. Jimmey

    These are so cool! I’ll have to show my daughter. There is a pearlescent paint you can get from Hobby Lobby, Walmart, or probably anywhere that sells acrylic paints. When you add it to water, it will give the Mother of Pearl look. You may not even need the glue with it.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you ! We will have to try that!

  11. I cannot tell you how much I love this idea!! We’re huge Harry Potter fans, and your printables are adorable!

  12. Jamie Halbig

    I was so excited when I saw these and rushed out to give them a try right away. However, mine did not turn out very well at all… they look nothing like yours and I’m very disappointed. I’ve been a PotterHead since I was a child. I followed your directions to a “T” but these just didn’t work out for me. 🙁

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      I am so sorry to hear this! What happened to yours?

  13. Cindy

    I love these. Will they only be good for the year they are made? I mean I am guessing we can’t keep them year after year. Going to make them anyways. Just wondering. Thanks.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      I kept mine to try again next year. I just stored them upright 🙂 We will see next Christmas if they stood up!

  14. Sami

    I love these but my question is, won’t the water evaporate over time?

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      When we have made sensory bottles like these the water never evaporated, but they might in these if you don’t get the top covered completely.

  15. Becca

    So, I hate to be picky, but polyjuice potion is described as a thick muddy brown that slowly bubbles, until the final ingredient (the bit of person) is added, upon which the potion changes again to just about any variation one can imagine.
    So, in theory, your green polyjuice can just be *after* you’ve added a bit of whomever you’re morphing into.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you so much for clearing that up! I did state that this color is after adding something to my polyjuice potion and this is what we picture it to look like.

  16. Deidre

    How did you a fix the labels to the ornaments?

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      We just used a glue stick.

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  18. John Bailey

    I love this idea and I am making potion bottles for my daughter for Christmas. I would like to use the two blank labels that came with the other 4 labels that were filled out but the Adobe form that they are in is not a form that will allow a person to add text. I have the version of Adobe that will let me edit Adobe forms if they are fillable. Do you have any suggestions on what I might do to use the blank labels? Printing them out and handwriting them would not look right with the other four labels.
    Thank you.
    John Bailey

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      You can load them to a program that allows you to add the text on the labels. Unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to make editable PDFs. If I do I can let you know. If you email me, I can probably make the labels you need.

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  22. Rebecca

    There is a color for Polyjuice potion. It is mud colored (meaning brown): Polyjuice looks like thick, dark mud that bubbles slowly

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  29. jen

    Thank you for sharing your idea. I made some of these yesterday but instead of using clear glass ornaments (baubles) I used small corked bottles. They turned out great!

    Also I have some info for the lady that says her glitter keeps settling at the bottom of the ornament…. it matters what the ratio of water to glitter glue you use. I discovered this by accident. I thought I liked the thinner consistency (more water to glue) but found that the ones that were equal parts or slightly more glue to water stayed “mixed” longer. Thus the glitter stayed suspended in the liquid longer.

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  32. Angie

    Doesn’t the water leak out when storing the ornaments since there are little holes on top of the cap?

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Not if you use A LOT of hot glue 😉

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  39. Tatiana

    Hi! These are beautiful and I need to make them. I only have one question: aren’t they terribly heavy for hanging on the tree?

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