Potter Felties

30 Jan

One thing you should know about Mrs. A is that she is fanatic about Harry Potter. So, being the crafty person I am, I decided to make her some Harry Potter dolls as a gift.

Though this was not my first Harry Potter craft (having already made paper wands and a Mad-eye Moody eye), it was however an original design.  Rather than continue to shamelessly steal ideas from The Leaky Cauldron, I came up with some of my own, the result being these three magical characters pictured here (Ron, Harry and Hermione). These dolls were made out of various colours of felt and sewn together by hand using embroidery floss. Harry’s glasses as well as the wands each character is holding were made using a thread of thin metal.

I think it went quite well for a first attempt at creating original felties. The best part of course was to see Mrs. A’s excitement as she opened the present. She adores them and now they sit on the same bookcase as her many volumes of H.P.

(Mr. C)

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3 Responses to “Potter Felties”

  1. notibid February 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Such a cute project! How did the paper wands turn out? I’m already gathering ideas for the final movie premiere.

    • mrsartsmrcrafts February 2, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      Thank you!

      Here’s a direct link to the paper wand making instructions:
      http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/features/crafts/othercrafts/paperwand

      The wands came out great but can take a little practice. The length of each wand depends on how you roll it. For extra long wands I recommend using scrap booking or legal sized paper. The best part of this craft is that every wand is different!

      Here’s some additional Harry Potter ideas that I’ve used in the past:

      1. Sort people into different houses and then give each person a badge to the house they belong in. If you don’t already have a sorting hat you can buy one from Alivan’s.

      http://www.alivans.com/welcome.htm?gclid=CJWe08LW6aYCFQPsKgodfHUe0g

      2. Have a wizard’s duel. It works very much like rock paper scissors. I used Protego, Expelliarmus, and Stupify.

      Protego beats Stupify.
      Expelliarmus beats Protego.
      Stupify beats Expelliarmus.

      You can expand this game by adding more spells.

      3. Test people’s courage by offering them every flavored beans.

      4. Create a table of Harry Potter artifacts for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Mine included magic potions, a monster book of monsters, snitches, a Marauder’s Map, Port Keys, Mad-eye Moody’s eye, the Half-Blood Prince’s Potion book and an invisibilty cloak (that one was easy, I just put the label on the table).

      For more ideas I recommend visiting the Leaky Cauldron. It’s an excellent resource for Harry Potter party and craft ideas.

      http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/interactive/countdowns

      (Mr. C)

  2. notibid February 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Wow, thanks for the ideas and instructions. These projects would be so fun for HP-theme party. I will have to see if I can make it happen!

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