When my oldest son was about 6, we introduced him to the Harry Potter books. We took it really slowly and methodically, and we watched each movie after finishing the book. This summer, a few months before turning 9, we finished the last book and movie. It was such a special experience for us, and he’s such a big Harry Potter fan. He also loves crafts, so I’m always on the lookout for cute Harry Potter crafts to do together. These would be great to do after finishing one of the books, or as part of a movie night!
So, here are 20 absolutely adorable and easy Harry Potter craft ideas for kids!
20 Magical + Creative Harry Potter Crafts
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Harry Potter Corner Bookmarks
These cute little bookmarks are such a fun way to keep track of your place in your favorite Harry Potter book, and your kids will love all of the different versions you can make. CLICK HERE for more info!
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XL Harry Potter Clothespins
Can you even handle how cute these Harry Potter clothespins are?! These would make really fun decor for a Harry Potter themed party, or even just for your child’s bedroom. And, goodness knows, my kids would find it so fun to make these! CLICK HERE to learn how.
Golden Snitch Bath Bombs
My kids LOVE a good bath bomb, and making a Harry Potter themed one might just be the most exciting version! These little golden snitch bath bombs are really adorable. Plus, a golden snitch bath would make the perfect ending to a Harry Potter movie night. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Hogwarts House Banner
If you really want to go all out for movie night with a decoration that can be used anywhere you want afterwards, this is a great idea! This little Hogwarts house banner would make the cutest addition to your Harry Potter movie night, and your kids will love hanging it up in their room afterwards. CLICK HERE to learn how to make one.
Everyone loves the Monster Book of Monsters, right?! This is the cutest little version that your kids will be so excited to make. I know my son would be so proud to tuck this little guy in his backpack and cart it to school with him! CLICK HERE to learn how to make one!
Clay Mandrake Roots
This is a great craft for an older kiddo or one who really likes to dig in deep with something a little more complex. Jackson LOVES working with air dry clay and is really good with it, so I can see him having a blast with this craft! CLICK HERE for the details.
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Our boys made a really similar craft to this at our local library this summer, and they both still wear them all the time! It’s the cutest idea, and it’s so simple to make. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them.
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DIY Harry Potter Wands
If you’re going to be doing any Harry Potter crafts you, OF COURSE, need a wand! These are really simple to make and so cute. The kids will love running around the house casting spells, and you just might find yourself with a whole collection of wands in the house. CLICK HERE for the tutorial.
Harry Potter Planter
Are you kidding me with this?! This combines two of my son’s favorite things in the world – plants and Harry Potter! He’ll have a blast making this and it’s definitely going on our “to do” list ASAP. I love how simple it is, so kids don’t have a hard time recreating it. CLICK HERE for the details.
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Harry Potter Printables
This little roundup of adorable Harry Potter themed printables and games is great for a rainy day when you want to keep the kids busy! They can color, complete the puzzles, and create little scenes with the printables. There are tons of cute ones – CLICK HERE to see them all.
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Who doesn’t love dragons?! These dragon eggs are made with little paper mache eggs, and they can be used for decorations, to play games, or even for a Harry Potter themed egg hunt! CLICK HERE for more info.
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This is the perfect craft for a day where you aren’t feeling like getting super complicated. Just print out this little owl bookmark and have your kids cut it out and color it! It would make a great quiet activity for them to do during a Harry Potter movie, if your kiddos struggle to sit still. CLICK HERE to get it!
Harry Potter Bingo
Every good movie night also has a game. And Harry Potter Bingo is the absolute perfect game to play before you watch a movie! Your kids will beg to play over and over, and it requires almost zero effort on your part. That’s my favorite kind of activity. CLICK HERE to grab it.
Harry Potter Doodles
Do your kids love “how to draw” videos as much as mine do?! This is the old-scool version of it – a little step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a few Harry Potter doodles! I’d love to sit down with my oldest and learn a few of these with him, and it would be so fun to decorate a coloring page with all sorts of Harry Potter doodles. CLICK HERE to learn how to draw them.
I have no idea how to crochet, but wouldn’t it be fun to learn?! This little crocheted Hedwig stuffed animal is beyond adorable, and I know my son would absolutely cherish it. Maybe we can learn how to do it together?! CLICK HERE for all the details.
Plush Pygmy Puff
Speaking of DIY stuffed animals – are you kidding me with this one? My son would abosolutely lose his mind over this adorable little DIY stuffed animal, and I think it’s even more special if he could make it himself! The world of Harry Potter has some of the most fun magical creatures, and the Pygmy Puff is one of the cutest! CLICK HERE for the tutorial.
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Everyone at Hogwarts writes with quills, and while it never made sense to me that wizards would use such an old-fashioned tool, it makes a fun craft! Your kid will love pretending like their homework is actually for Transfiguration class and not just regular old math. CLICK HERE for more information.
Glow Stick Broomsticks
These would make the cutest party favor, or even something to pass out at Halloween! Kids always love glow sticks – it’s science – so turning them into a broomstick is the perfect way to make them even better. CLICK HERE to learn how.
Do you have a Cricut?! Then you can make the most adorable DIY quidditch shirts for your kids. And maybe one for yourself, too. Because grown ups love Harry Potter too, am I right?! CLICK HERE for the details.
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Harry Potter House Notebooks
Why not go back to school in style with these DIY Hogwarts house-inspired notebooks?! It’s a really simple project that your kids can tackle mostly on their own, and they’ll be so proud to carry their cute new notebooks around. CLICK HERE for all the info.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling really inspired to head out and do some Harry Potter crafts now! Which one should we start with?!