February 06, 2012

Floo Powder, Remembralls, and the Golden Egg

These are the simple crafts of the party. They each took maybe 5 minutes. Here are a few quick tutorials for Floo Powder (which guests can take home), Remembralls (for decoration), and the Golden Egg from the Triwizard Tournament (useful for activities).

FLOO POWDER

Items Needed:
Green Sparkles (I used two colours; a light green and a darker one and mixed them)
Small bottles, preferably with corks (available at a dollar store. I found a pack of about 10 tiny corked bottles containing beads. I simply emptied the beads into bags and used the bottles. It cost about $1.50)

OR
You could also dye sugar green should you want to make your Floo Powder edible or do not have any green sparkles available
*Later Edit*
I've also found a recipe at planetpals.com to make salt sparkle like glitter. It might not taste as good, but if you'd like to try it, here's the recipe:

Items Needed:
Baking pan
Tin foil
1/4 cup of salt
1/2 teaspoon LIQUID food colouring


Directions:
Mix the salt and food colouring in a small bowl until the salt is uniformly coloured. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow your homemade glitter to cool before using it. Can be stored in an airtight container for several months.




Directions:
Quite simply, mix together your sparkles (if applicable) or dye your sugar green, and put it into the bottles. Print off the picture provided below and resize it to fit your bottles, then glue it on. And voilĂ ! A cute little bottle of Floo Powder to give to your guests!

Click "See More" to see the quick tutorials for Remembralls and the Golden Eggs


REMEMBRALLS:


Items Needed:
A clear plastic or glass Christmas ornament, the sort you use for putting photos in. Available at many craft stores
Red and/or white tissue paper

Directions:
It's really quite simple, just crumple up the tissue paper and squish it into the ornament. You can experiment with putting a lot of tissue paper in it or just a little. Remember, a Remembrall is filled with smoke that turns red when you've forgotten something.



THE GOLDEN EGGS


Items Needed:
Plastic Easter eggs (we used 4, but it's up to you)
Gold Spray Paint
ALTERNATIVE could be if you make your own clay Easter Eggs OR if you paper maché Easter Eggs, it's up to you. But this is a very painless way of doing it and they're quite cheap. Plus, you can put a note in it for when guests open them up :)

Directions:
Spray paint the eggs gold according to the directions on the can. It's very simple. We used them in the activities for the 4th book, and details for that will be going up soon.


7 comments:

  1. I don't think you can use sugar instead of salt, as they have different properties...

    Can't imagine what they'd taste like. LOL

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  2. I wonder about flour...can't taste too interesting though. Sugar though! Sweeeeeeeet! Why bake it though...?

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  3. You can get edible glitter so you could use that .

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  4. I like the eggs . . . they're very simple, yet look good in a dragon-collector's room. Thank you!

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  5. You can also dye sand just by leaving it in a cup of food dye and water until it has been coloured, then draining and drying it

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  6. So fantastic idea)))) I like it! Would you like to dress a costum like this- http://worldofharry.com/product/cheap-adult-and-kid-harry-potter-costumecloak-and-tiemagic-wand-form-harry-potter-cosplay-costume??

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  7. Flu Powder isn't sparkly if I remember correctly, but flour should work shouldn't it?

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