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The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards?from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts
     

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards?from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts

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by Jamie Harrington, Dinah Bucholz (Foreword by)
 

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Charming crafts even Muggles can make!

You won't need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you'll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to

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Charming crafts even Muggles can make!

You won't need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you'll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn.

You'll be as busy as Mrs. Weasley knitting her Christmas sweaters as you dive into dozens of Potterific projects. Relive the excitement of Harry's adventures with these genius crafts. Drop some homemade Pgymy Puff Bath Fizzies into the tub and pretend you're Moaning Myrtle. Keep memories of the Quidditch pitch close with your very own Golden Snitch Necklace. Or show off the Sorting Hat's selection with a House Colors Tie-Dye Shirt.

Accio, crafting supplies--it's time for some wonderful wizardly fun!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The projects are generally easy to make and use supplies that are readily available. That first generation of Potter fanatics is hitting their 30s, and their thirst for 1990s nostalgia is unquenchable." --Library Journal

"Creative projects plus easy-to-follow directions with excellent photographs make this a creative, must-own book for Harry Potter fans like us." --Imagination Soup

"With no help from J.K. Rowling, author Jamie Harrington takes some of the elements of the books and creates crafts." --Austin American-Statesman

"You might want to double dip at the bookstore, because this month has also brought America The Unofficial Guide To Crafting The World Of Harry Potter. Harrington serves up dozens of Potterific ideas, from shirts you can tie-dye into house colors (yes, even Slytherin) to pencil wands." --SheKnows

"Whether your kid is obsessed with Harry Potter, hasn't read the books yet, or has only just gotten into them, this book is sure to be one of their new favorites." --POPSUGAR Moms

"A Harry Potter crafts book that renews your faith in magic and hot glue guns. Get them doing more than zoning out to the first eight movies, with the brand new The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter. Jamie Harrington has put together 30 clever crafts for kids of all ages into a beautifully produced book, that help reinforce a belief in the power of magic, good vs. evil, and Modge Podge." --Cool Mom Picks

"These crafts are doable--no power tools necessary and most of the crafts are made from everyday, inexpensive items." --Florida Today/USA Today Network

Library Journal
09/01/2016
Almost two decades after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Pottermania shows no signs of slowing down. Harrington (coauthor, The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments) collection of simple craft projects capitalizes on this, with everything from tie-dyed house colors T-shirts to a Slytherin-inspired snake wreath to bath-and-body products inspired by Dementors, pygmy puffs, and butterbeer. Some are a bit of a stretch—writing "cookies" on a glass jar doesn't scream Potter, even if you describe it as a "Honeydukes Cookie Jar." The projects are generally easy to make and use supplies that are readily available, either from craft stores or online. VERDICT The hits outnumber the misses in this slightly uneven collection. Teens are an obvious audience, but remember—that first generation of Potter fanatics is hitting their 30s, and their thirst for 1990s nostalgia is unquenchable.
School Library Journal
10/01/2016
Gr 6 Up—What happens when serious crafters combine with devoted Harry Potter fans? Cue this well-organized batch of ideas for the creation of Potter-related items. The book begins with wearables such as tie-dyed T-shirts (in the school colors of Hogwarts, of course), and accessories, and each chapter takes on a different aspect of the series, including characters and related objects. Directions for making a "sorcerer's stone paperweight," "dementor soap," a "lumos/nox light switch," and "nargles for the yard" encourage the use of themed crafts throughout the house, as gifts, or as unique school supplies. While clever and clearly explained, the ideas presented here are not for novices or young children but rather for more mature and experienced crafters. Additionally, specialized material (e.g., sheets of Shrinky Dinks, a glue gun, charcoal capsules) may not be readily available and could become costly. VERDICT Recommended for the sophisticated crafter who doubles as a Harry Potter fan.—Maria B. Salvadore, formerly at District of Columbia Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440595042
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/01/2016
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
34,996
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Jamie Harrington is the creator of TotallyTheBomb.com, where she blogs about crafts, recipes, and parenting. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, and all over the blogosphere. Jamie is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the managing editor of their Kids Activities blog.

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The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter: 30 Magical Crafts for Witches and Wizards?from Pencil Wands to House Colors Tie-Dye Shirts 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have made all the crafts in this book and they are definitley worth the money
Anonymous 23 days ago
No. You could find better Harry Potter craft ideas on Pinterest, which is where I assume 99% of these originated from. I don't know what book the other five-star reviewers were talking about, but it surely wasn't this one, do not waste $10+ on this hodgepodge slapped together book, you will be disappointed. Hot glue aquarium rocks together for a sorcerers stone paper weight or hot glue twine to a twig for a "fabulous" firebolt hair clip. Yes, the big guns were surely pulled out for this piece of work. Thinking you can slap Harry Potter to anything and make a buck is the only reason this would sell, save your money , if you must see all the "crafts" save your money and visit your local library to check it out. Though you probably would have better luck on Pinterest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The crafts are so cute and nice!