Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wizard Potion Bottles with Free Printable Labels

Harry Potter always seems to have a love-hate relationship with potions class. Snape despises him and makes his life miserable, but potion brewing can create some powerful and fantastic magic. Potions class is one of my favorite parts of Harry Potter. It is like chemistry with a little extra flair. 

One of the elements for our upcoming Harry Potter party is a potions class. We will be making sand filled potion bottles and probably a gak of some kind during the class, but before we have class, we have to set the mood. A well stocked potion supply is going to be key in making potions class feel like the real thing. 

My awesome graphic designer husband made these labels for our potions classroom and they are all at the bottom of the post so you can download them for your bottles too!

You will need:

  • the printables at the end of this post
  • jars of various sizes and shapes
  • Mod Podge
  • a foam brush
  • scissors
  • things to fill your jar with (water with food coloring, glitter, toy bugs) 

Find bottles of all different sizes, I found some at the thrift store, some in the dollar spot and some online. Wash and dry them, making sure to remove any labels.

Cut out each of the potion labels and coat the back of them with Mod Podge. Place the labels to the front of a bottle and then add a layer of Mod Podge over the top to secure it to the bottle.

Fill the bottles with whatever you want! Herbs and leaves would work great in some. Half marbles or marbles look fantastic. Water with a few drops of food coloring mixed in makes a creepy and fun bottle. Black fine glitter also looks like a fantastic magical substance when in a jar.

When we set up our full potions classroom I will use black dollar store tablecloths and boxes of different sizes (under the tablecloths) to create different levels for a potions class.

I think the potion class is going to be one of the kids favorite parts or maybe the Quidditch match!

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