Lucky for me, I have two students in my class who love HP and a good craft as much as I do. This week, we held secret lunch meetings and planned a surprise "Harry Potter premiere party" for the rest of the class. The good news: the other kids were surprised and delighted. The bad news: I totally forgot my camera. These iPhone shots will have to do.
We used small garden stakes (cut in half, with the point cut off) and paper bags to make little broom pins. We cut the paper bags into thirds, and then cut a fringe and rolled it up. Then, we tied black yarn around the paper bag for effect. I added a dab of hot glue to the stake before putting it into the paper bag, and affixed a pin to the back with hot glue too.
Pretzel rods made great-looking wands. I actually bought white chocolate morsels to melt and dip the end of the pretzel rod in (I thought it would look more wand-like) but I was too tired last night to follow through. Sorry, kids!
Jelly Bellies fit the bill for Bernie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Alas, no earwax flavor.
And what's a party without some Butter Beer?
I'm going to admit, I had a teensy bit of trouble letting the kids make the brooms and do the design work with little help from me. I'm a bit of a perfectionist in that area, but was super-proud of myself that I was able to step back and let the kids create. And they did a fantastic job, right? :)
Hope you Muggles are able to get out there and see the movie!