Planning a Harry Potter themed birthday party? This DIY mandrake Harry Potter craft will be the hit of the party! This kid-friendly craft is easy to make and any Harry Potter fan will love sculpting their own baby mandrakes. You might also like our DIY Harry Potter costumes.
DIY MANDRAKE HARRY POTTER CRAFT
We celebrated reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with a Harry Potter book party and crafted up our own DIY baby mandrakes. A mandrake is a magical and sentient plant which has a root that looks like a human (like a baby when the plant is young, but maturing as the plant grows). When matured, its cry can be fatal to any person who hears it. The kids loved sculpting with air dry clay. The nice thing about this clay is that it’s soft and pliable, making it easy to sculpt with. It also doesn’t require baking, just simply leave out overnight to dry. Their mandrake collections turned out super cute! I only wish I had thought of giving out earmuffs as a party favor – you know, to block out the deadly screams of the mandrakes.
DIY MANDRAKE HARRY POTTER CRAFT SUPPLIES
Here are the supplies that you need to create your own mandrake. You can find everything on Amazon or at your local craft store. A 2.5lb tub of Crayola Air Dry Clay will make 4 mandrakes. Toothpicks and plastic knives can be used for sculpting mandrake faces.
- 2″ Mini Terracotta Pots
- Faux Leaves (1-5 per Mandrake)
- Crayola Air Dry Clay in Tera Cotta (2.5lb makes 4)
- Toothpicks or Plastic Knives
DIY MANDRAKE HARRY POTTER CRAFT INSTRUCTIONS
In order to create your very own Mandrake, start by rolling the air dry clay into an oval shape with two arms coming off the body. Place the clay in the terra cotta pot. Twist the top to make it into a pointed shape, as shown in the photos below. Use a toothpick or plastic knife to create a face. There’s really no wrong way to create your own mandrake. Place a few faux leaves in the clay and allow to dry overnight. Get your hands dirty and have some sculpting fun!
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