Harry Potter Sorting Hats

Sort the kids at a Harry Potter party with these colored M&M filled sorting hats.
Keyword: Crafting, Harry Potter, Kids, Party


  • brown construction paper
  • red yellow, blue and green candies
  • hot glue
  • the printable ties
  • a hole punch
  • baker’s twine


  • Cut strips of construction paper about 3 and 1/2 inches tall and wide enough to make a loop. The easiest way to make these is to use a paper towel roll as a form. Wrap the paper around the roll and hot glut the edge. It should be loose enough to slide off the roll.
  • Cut brown circles out of construction paper, I used a CD as a guide but a bowl or other round object would work well too. Hot glue the tube to the circle to form the hat.
  • Fill the hats with colored candies. Blue for Ravenclaw, red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff and green for Slytherin. I filled equal numbers of each hat with each color for the party.
  • Twist the top of the tube together and bend it to the side to make it look like the Sorting Hat.
  • I mixed that hats all up so there wouldn’t be too many of any one kind in a row. My daughter is a proud Ravenclaw and since it was her birthday, I wrote her name on a Ravenclaw hat so she would be sure to get her house.