We ♥ Harry Potter
I confess that I am a teeny bit of a book snob. I have pretty eclectic taste in books and I don’t typically go for what turns up on the NYT bestseller list. I prefer finding those hidden gems that other people might pass by. That could explain why I didn’t read the Harry Potter series until now. And truthfully, if it weren’t for my kids, I don’t imagine I would have done it now either. Claudia has (finally, in her opinion) become old enough for us to let her watch the HP movies, and Sam has been a fan of the books/movies since he was about 6.
The kids issued me a challenge at the beginning of the summer to read the whole series before school started again. I put it off and put it off, because I didn’t really think I could possibly get all caught up in a fantasy series. It’s just not really my thing, usually. August rolled around and I figured I better get to it or I’d never hear the end of it. And you know what happened? I could not put those books down! One ran right into the next and so on and so on. In fact, when I reached book 7, I didn’t even want to start reading because I knew it was the end. I read them all in 2 weeks!
Clearly, Harry Potter has taken over our summer. Sam has created awesome wands for everyone he knows and Claudia will be sporting a Harry Potter lunchbox when school starts. Then there’s our new kitten, very aptly named ‘Harry Potter.’ And to take the whole thing one step further, Claudia and I got crafty over the weekend and turned some wooden pegs into Harry, Ron, Hermione, and
Voldemort He Who Must Not Be Named, and added a wooden bowling pin shape for Hagrid. How stinking cute are these?
Supplies: wooden pegs/bowling pin, acrylic paints, clear acrylic spray
Using my photo and movie photos as your guide, paint your pegs to depict whichever characters you like. Add details with a Sharpie and use embroidery floss or yarn for hair. Spray with a clear acrylic to seal. (If using embroidery floss or yarn for hair, spray with sealant before attaching hair with hot glue.)
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