So your child wants to enroll over at Hogwarts School of Magic? Well
you can't exactly cast a spell but you can conjure up a pretty nifty
Harry Potter outfit. If you are familiar with the story the main
characters walk around in robes and capes all the time. Here are the
basic elements you'll need to create that magical Potter look.
You'll need these supplies:
Material for under robe-black dress, t-shirt, or old black costume
from other years.
Material for cape-black square cloth (tablecloth, sheet, drop cloth,
or at least 2 yards of material).
One shoe string (preferably a dark color)
A juice can lid to make an outline for glasses
1 piece of black poster board
A new pencil
Black craft paint
1. Under Robe-This is basically a long black dress. If you
don't have black any dark round necked dress would do. This can be
made from dresses in your closet or created with a basic pattern from
the fabric store. If you have a small child, you could even try to do
it with an oversized t-shirt.
2. The Cape-If you have any kind of black square cloth then
tie it around your child's neck for the cape. You can purchase black
material or you can also use tablecloths, drop cloths, sheets,
bedspreads, or coats with the sleeves tucked in. If you want to try
to look fancy you can pin or masking tape a shiny inside to the cape
in a material of light colored silk. You may want to sew on or
somehow attach a shoestring cut in half on each side of the neck so
your child can easily take on and off the cape.
3. The glasses-Harry Potter wears these big circular black
glasses. These can be cut out of cardboard or tagboard. Take an
orange juice lid and draw around it for those perfect little circles,
then extend it out for the sides of the glasses.
Potter Glasses at makingfriends. Use the pattern to make glasses
4. The wizard hat-Make this out of posterboard. Make a
triangular cone (you know, like a teepee) and glue or staple. You may
want to take some white glue and make the outlines of moons and stars
and then put glitter on them or you can also glue on metallic confetti.
5. The wand-Take a new pencil and paint it whatever color you
want the wand to be. Hot glue, tape or staple a star made out of
poster board to the end of it. You may want to put glue and then
glitter all over both sides of the star and the top of the pencil
where the star is attached.
6. The scar- Harry has a lightening shaped scar in the center
of his forehead put there by the evil Lord Voldemort. Take a tube of
your darkest lipstick and make a lightning bolt starting at the hair
line and ending where the glasses will go.
Good luck creating ol' Harry in your....(thunder crash)...(organ notes)...laboratory!
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